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Back to School, Back to Work – Parental and Family Rights in the Workplace

Posted in Discrimination, Employee Leave Management, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Family Medical Leave Act, Paid Sick Leave, Parental Leave, Workplace Policies
The end of August marks the beginning of the yearly “back to school” ritual.  Working parents in particular are hoping for a smooth transition, as this is also the time of year when vacations end and workloads tend to pick up.  But as those of us with children know, balancing work and family responsibilities can… Continue Reading

Preparing for New York Paid Family Leave: Fast Facts and Best Practices for Empire State Employers

Posted in Family Medical Leave Act, Paid Sick Leave, Parental Leave
Overview While the U.S. is the only industrialized nation that does not require paid family and medical leave, New York’s incoming Paid Family Leave Program (“PFL”) will guarantee paid leave for nearly all private sector employees, joining programs in California, New Jersey, and Rhode Island.… Continue Reading

Philadelphia’s Paid Sick Leave Ordinance is Effective on May 13th – Are you Prepared?

Posted in Paid Sick Leave
On February 12, 2015, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter signed a city ordinance requiring employers with 10 or more employees to provide 40 hours of paid sick leave in a calendar year.  You can read HR Legalist’s summary of the ordinance here, and read the ordinance itself here. Starting on Wednesday, May 13th, all employers subject… Continue Reading

Paid Sick Leave Is a Reality In Philadelphia: How Will It Affect Your Business?

Posted in Paid Sick Leave
Philadelphia has joined the 16 cities and three states that require private employers to provide employees with mandatory paid sick leave. The city ordinance, which was signed into law by Mayor Nutter on February 12, 2015, affects employers that employ at least 10 employees for 40 or more weeks in a calendar year. Mayor Nutter… Continue Reading