With the new year less than one month away, the compliance countdown for new laws has begun. Limited time remains in 2015 for employers to ensure policies and practices are developed or revised to meet 2016 obligations.
The safe harbor period for complying with the Massachusetts earned sick time law is now drawing to an end. Employers must ensure their paid time off policies are fully compliant with the law by January 1, 2016.
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.