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 

Paid Sick Leave Quarterly: 3Q 2018

Updated October 9 and 11, 2018. The vast and complex patchwork of PSL laws expanded in Q3 with Michigan becoming the 11th PSL state. This summary includes: Paid Sick Leave Laws Effective in Q3 Paid Sick Leave Laws Effective After Q3 Paid Sick Leave Bills Introduced During Q3 Paid Sick Leave Preemption Developments Paid Sick … Continue reading Paid Sick Leave Quarterly: 3Q 2018

More Texas Paid Sick Leave Turbulence

PSL winds are blowing strong in Texas. In Dallas, PSL proponents submitted to city officials what they believed were sufficient signatures to allow voters to decide in November whether to adopt a PSL ordinance.  Their challenge grew yesterday when city officials said, according to a news report, that the number of valid signatures was 871 … Continue reading More Texas Paid Sick Leave Turbulence

Albany County Paid Sick Leave Public Hearing Tonight

The Albany (NY) County Legislature tonight will hold a public hearing on the paid sick leave bill it is considering. That bill entitles covered employees to accrue one hour of paid leave for every 30 hours worked, to an annual maximum of 72 hours for employers with at least ten employees, to lesser amounts for … Continue reading Albany County Paid Sick Leave Public Hearing Tonight

New Jersey Adds Paid Sick Leave, Cancels Thirteen Municipal PSL Ordinances 

With the stroke of his paid sick leave pen, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy yesterday made the Garden State the tenth in the nation to enact a PSL law and also canceled—preempted is the legal term—13 municipal PSL laws within the state. The new state law takes effect in six months, at which time the … Continue reading New Jersey Adds Paid Sick Leave, Cancels Thirteen Municipal PSL Ordinances 

New Jersey May Become Paid Sick Leave State Number Ten

With a new Democratic Governor who supports a paid sick leave law and solid Democratic majorities in both legislative chambers, New Jersey is poised to become the tenth state to enact a paid sick leave law. Tonight, the Assembly Labor Committee will hold a hearing on the Assembly’s paid sick leave bill (A1827).  The bill … Continue reading New Jersey May Become Paid Sick Leave State Number Ten