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Philadelphia Enacts COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

On March 10, 2022, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed a new ordinance expanding COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL) until 2023. The following are answers that employers need to their questions regarding the latest edition of Philadelphia’s SPSL. When does SPSL become effective? SPSL became effective on March 9, 2022. How long will SPSL be... Continue Reading
March 21, 2022

Massachusetts to End COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave

On February 28, 2022, the Executive Office for Administration and Finance sent official notice to employers that the program established in May 2021 would be ending on March 15, 2022. Employers must continue to offer leave to eligible employees through March 15. (For program details, see our article, Massachusetts Employers Must Provide Up to 40 Hours... Continue Reading
March 11, 2022

Pittsburgh Issues Important Guidance for Employers Related to Protections for Victims of Domestic Violence

Following the passage of a bill that expanded the City’s anti-discrimination law to include employee “status as a victim of domestic violence,” Pittsburgh recently published additional guidance for employers. The guidance explains that employers must reasonably accommodate employees who are domestic violence victims, unless they can prove that doing so would cause undue hardship on... Continue Reading
March 11, 2022

Amount of Paid Leave Dramatically Increased Under D.C. Universal Paid Leave Law

Due to a surplus in the District of Columbia’s Universal Paid Leave Fund, the number of weeks of paid leave available to D.C. workers under D.C.’s Universal Paid Leave Act will significantly increase on July 1, 2022. Read more here. Continue Reading
March 11, 2022

San Francisco OLSE Updates Guidance regarding Paid Sick Leave and COVID-19

While many employers are concerned with complying with the recently passed statewide COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave, employers should also be aware of the interactions between regular paid sick leave and COVID-19 related absences. As such, employers are well-served to stay current on the latest updates for San Francisco’s Paid Sick Leave Ordinance. The San Francisco... Continue Reading
March 7, 2022

Masks Come Down, Smiles Go Up

In response to requests across the country, and following a number of states who have relaxed or removed their mask requirements, CDC has relaxed its mask recommendations.  Today, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Director for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced new guidance on when masks should be worn indoors.  The guidance categorizes communities into high,... Continue Reading
February 25, 2022

DLSE Publishes FAQ Page for 2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

On February 19, 2022, the newest statewide COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave took effect. California’s Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) has published an FAQ Page to provide guidance regarding COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL). The new FAQ page covers questions pertaining to the following: Reasons for Taking Leave Start Date and End Date Requesting Leave from An... Continue Reading
February 24, 2022

California COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Becomes Law Again

On February 9, 2022, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill (SB) 114 which resurrects COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL) for 2022. The following are answers that employers need to their questions regarding the latest edition of California SPSL. When does SPSL become effective? SPSL becomes effective February 19, 2022, 10 days after enactment. However, the... Continue Reading
February 9, 2022

California Legislature Proposes COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave, Again

 In late January, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that he and the legislature had reached an agreement on a framework to revive COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave (SPSL), which expired in September 2021. However, there was no bill and only speculation on what coverage would look like. On February 2, 2022, Assembly Bill 84, which details the newest version... Continue Reading
February 3, 2022

Connecticut FMLA: Proposed Regulations Released for Comment

The Connecticut Department of Labor has released proposed regulations for the amended Connecticut Family and Medical Leave Act, which was effective January 1, 2022. The proposed regulations will be subject to a 30-day comment period, ending on February 28. A virtual hearing on the proposed regulations will take place on February 17. Importantly, these proposed... Continue Reading
January 31, 2022

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