On October 6, 2015, the District of Columbia Council introduced legislation that would establish a universal paid leave system for all DC residents and workers who are employed in DC but live elsewhere.
As labor and employment legislation has stalled in a divided Congress, the White House has again turned to an executive order to impose new requirements on certain employers, this time with respect to paid sick leave.
The latest in a string of presidential actions targeting employers that do business with the federal government is a new Executive Order that will require federal contractors to provide their employers with paid sick leave.
Washington State Supreme Court upholds ordinance and finds the law applies to all affected employers within the City of SeaTac, regardless of whether or not they operate within Port of Seattle boundaries.
On August 3, 2015, less than one month after the introduction of the original bill, the Pittsburgh City Council passed an amended bill requiring virtually all employers within the city to provide paid sick leave.