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Update on Paid Sick Leave in Texas

Published on July 12, 2019

San Antonio and Dallas have passed paid sick leave ordinances, and the future of Austin’s paid sick leave ordinance remains uncertain while it is being challenged in court.

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Staples Decision Reiterates the Importance of FMLA Notifications for Employers

Published on July 20, 2015

On June 4, 2015, the Department of Labor issued a News Release entitled “Staples to pay fired employee $275K in wages, benefits and damages after failing to inform him of job protections to care for ill family member.” A review of the details and finer points in this case demonstrate that it is an ideal teaching case to reiterate the importance for employers of complying with *all* of the FMLA's provisions. (more…) ...

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Washington DC Tightens Regulation of Wage and Hour Compliance for Employers

Published on June 18, 2015

In 2014, the Government of the District of Columbia (Washington DC) enacted the Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act (WTPAA), which formally went into effect on February 26, 2015. The act made broad changes to Washington DC wage and hour laws, impacting existing legislation including laws covering the minimum wage, living wage, wage payment, wage collection and accrued sick and safe leave among others. (more…) ...

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State of the Union and Paid Family Leave

Published on February 6, 2015

January 20, 2015 marked President Obama’s penultimate State of the Union.  The President outlined his agenda for helping employees balance their commitment to a steady job and their want to care for a sick child or family member. (more…) ...

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Latest Trendy Leave Requirement Forced On Employers Is Domestic Violence Leave

Published on December 18, 2014

In August, 2014, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed new legislation entitled “An Act relative to domestic violence.” The new law was effective immediately and required that employers with 50 or more employees provide up to 15 days of unpaid leave in a 12-month period for addressing issues related to domestic violence or abusive behavior. (more…) ...

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