On August 16, 2018, the San Antonio City Council adopted a paid sick and safe leave ordinance which, aside from minor linguistic differences, is identical to the ordinance passed earlier this year in Austin.
On August 10, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts ruled that the federal Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA) completely preempts the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law (ESTL).
The South Carolina Human Affairs Commission (SCHAC) has released its new workplace poster, revised to reflect certain changes required by the recently enacted South Carolina Pregnancy Accommodations Act.
Holding that full-time presence at the workplace is not always an essential job function, the Sixth Circuit recently reversed summary judgment in favor of the employer in an Americans with Disabilities Act failure to accommodate case.
Seattle, Washington’s Office of Labor Standards revised its rules concerning the Paid Sick and Safe Time Ordinance. The rules, like the ordinance, were amended to better align with the state paid sick leave law, which took effect January 1.
State laws and local ordinances routinely take effect after the first of the year. This article discusses key labor and employment laws and ordinances that will become operative during the latter half of 2018.