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What Employers Need to Know About Monkeypox

Monkeypox (MPV) is the latest virus to catch wide attention. But it is important for employers to keep in mind that MPV is not COVID-19. Nevertheless, there are steps employers can take. Read the full article here. Continue Reading
August 5, 2022

Change to Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act Vetoed, Current Law Remains In Place

A provision in the enacted state budget for fiscal year 2023 would have amended the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (PFMLA) to provide employers and employees more flexibility to use other accrued benefits to supplement paid benefits received from the state. The governor initially returned the legislation to the legislature with a recommendation,... Continue Reading
August 2, 2022

Order Issuing Changes to Michigan Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Law Stayed Until February 2023

On July 19, 2022, the Michigan Court of Claims held that, in 2018, the state legislature violated the Michigan Constitution when it enacted, and within the same legislative session amended, two ballot initiatives, one to raise the minimum wage and the other to require employers to provide paid sick leave. Now, citing public concerns over... Continue Reading
August 2, 2022

Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act Allows Adding Accrued Sick, Vacation Pay to Benefits

A provision in the enacted state budget for fiscal year 2023 amends the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (PFMLA) to provide employers and employees more flexibility to use other accrued benefits to supplement paid benefits received from the state. Find out more here. Continue Reading
July 28, 2022

Michigan Court Voids State’s Minimum Wage and Paid Medical Leave Acts, Creating Compliance Limbo

Citing legislative “sleight of hand,” the Michigan Court of Claims has held that the Michigan legislature violated the state’s Constitution when, in 2018, it adopted and then immediately amended ballot initiatives to increase the state’s minimum wage and to require employer-paid sick leave. Mothering Justice v. Nessel, No. 21-000095-MM (July 19, 2022). Therefore, the court held,... Continue Reading
July 26, 2022

EEOC Updates Its COVID-19 Guidance to Reflect Current State of COVID-19 in the U.S.

As the pandemic continues to evolve, so does the EEOC’s guidance. On July 12, 2022, the EEOC once again updated its COVID-19 guidance: What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws to reflect the pandemic’s changing state. The updated guidance follows CDC’s June 10, 2022 statements regarding the current state of... Continue Reading
July 20, 2022

San Francisco Voters Approved New Public Health Emergency Leave

In June, San Francisco voters passed Proposition G, a new Public Health Emergency Leave Ordinance. The ordinance requires private employers to provide paid leave to employees for “public health emergencies.” The leave ordinance will be in addition to employer-provided paid leave, such as paid sick leave. The leave ordinance will become operative on October 1, 2022. Read... Continue Reading
July 18, 2022

Second Circuit Issues Highly Anticipated Decision on Title III Braille Gift Card Appeal, Affirming Dismissal

On June 2, 2022, the Second Circuit issued a decision in Calcano, et al. v. Swarovski North America Ltd., et al., affirming dismissal of five consolidated cases brought by visually impaired plaintiffs who alleged various retail defendants must provide braille gift cards under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  The five lawsuits consolidated on appeal... Continue Reading
July 11, 2022

Paid Family Leave Grant for Small Employers

California’s Paid Family Leave (PFL) program, which is administered by the Employment Development Department (EDD) provides eligible employees with up to 8 weeks of wage replacement benefits when an employee is off work for certain qualifying reasons. Read more here. Continue Reading
July 8, 2022

Bloomington Becomes the Fourth City in Minnesota to Require Paid Sick and Safe Leave

The City of Bloomington, Minnesota is the latest city in Minnesota to join the cities of Minneapolis, St. Paul and Duluth in enacting an Earned Sick and Safe Leave ordinance (ORDINANCE NO. 2022-31). The Ordinance, which largely mirrors the requirements of the City of Minneapolis’ Sick and Safe Time Ordinance goes into effect on July... Continue Reading
June 28, 2022

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