Indiana Joins Paid Sick Leave Debate

Welcome Indiana to the paid sick leave debate! Paid sick leave bills were introduced this month in both the Indiana Senate and House of Representatives. Senate Bill No. 3, introduced January 3, would require that the issue of “paid personal leave from employment” be assigned to a “study committee,” an entity defined by statute. That … Continue reading Indiana Joins Paid Sick Leave Debate

The ADA is Not a Medical leave Entitlement Redux

Not a month since its Severson decision holding that the ADA does not create a medical leave entitlement and thwarting the EEOC’s assault on “inflexible leave” policies, the Seventh Circuit reiterated that holding in yet another case. In Golden v. Indianapolis Housing Agency, the court affirmed summary judgment to an employer who had granted the … Continue reading The ADA is Not a Medical leave Entitlement Redux

Paid Sick Leave Quarterly: 1Q 2017

There have been so many PSL developments in 2017 that a summary seemed appropriate. This summary includes: Paid Sick Leave Laws Effective in Q1 2017 Paid Sick Leave Laws Effective After Q1 2017 Paid Sick Leave Bills Introduced During Q1 2017 Paid Sick Leave Preemption Developments Paid Sick Leave Litigation Other Paid Sick Leave Developments … Continue reading Paid Sick Leave Quarterly: 1Q 2017

Nietzsche and Paid Sick Leave

Writing about PSL bills being introduced in legislatures reminds me of the 19th century Prussian philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche’s cosmological doctrine of eternal recurrence: everything will repeat and recur, forever. Think Groundhog Day. PSL bills are introduced regularly, sometimes for the second, third or fourth time. Proponents espouse passionately some version of the mantra that an … Continue reading Nietzsche and Paid Sick Leave

Preemption States

A state law that prohibits local government entities from legislating on a particular topic(s) is known as a preemption law. The state “preempts” a local entity’s ability to legislate on that topic because the state believes that the topic is something that should be dealt with on a state-wide basis rather than locally. Some states … Continue reading Preemption States

Preemption States

A state law that prohibits local government entities from legislating on a particular topic(s) is called a preemption law. The state “preempts” a local entity’s ability to legislate on that topic because the state believes the topic should be dealt with state-wide rather than locally. Some states have passed preemption laws prohibiting local governments from … Continue reading Preemption States