Blue States, Red States and Paid Sick Leave Laws

At this most wonderful time of the year, I was wondering how PSL jurisdictions voted in the 2016 presidential election. Conventional political wisdom suggests that PSL jurisdictions would be the deepest of blues on the political color spectrum. Let’s fact-check that, to use a Punditry 101 phrase. For each PSL municipality, I used voting data … Continue reading Blue States, Red States and Paid Sick Leave Laws

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

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

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

Let the 2017 State Paid Sick Leave Wrangling Begin!

With a new calendar year comes a new legislative session, which brings new political wrangling about paid sick leave. Three states are in the PSL headlines: Maryland, Rhode Island and Alaska. The Maryland Healthy Working Families Act, House Bill 1, was introduced on January 11, 2017. The bill’s introduction seems to be a rejection of … Continue reading Let the 2017 State Paid Sick Leave Wrangling Begin!

Paid Sick Leave Quarterly: 3Q 2019

The PSL turbulence in Texas garnered most of the PSL headlines in the third quarter. How that turbulence ends will determine the fate of PSL ordinances in Austin, Dallas and San Antonio. This quarterly summary includes: Paid Sick Leave Laws Effective in Q3 Paid Sick Leave Laws Effective After Q3 Paid Sick Leave Bills Introduced … Continue reading Paid Sick Leave Quarterly: 3Q 2019

Michigan Lame Duck Governor Inks Sick Leave Amendment 

Michigan lame duck GOP Governor Rick Snyder on Friday signed into law the bill amending the recently enacted PSL law,  putting the finishing touch on a two-step political ploy to have the legislature craft a PSL bill rather than have voters consider a bill crafted by PSL advocates. For the ploy to succeed, Governor Snyder … Continue reading Michigan Lame Duck Governor Inks Sick Leave Amendment