In a significant decision for employers, a Colorado appellate court recently upheld an employer’s policy requiring forfeiture of accrued, unused vacation at separation of employment, finding the policy did not violate the Colorado Wage Claim Act.
With the number, type, and scope of paid leave laws constantly expanding, employers may struggle to adapt successfully and quickly to the changing legal landscape. This article shines a light on five key issues to consider when administering paid leave.
On July 10, 2019, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation significantly expanding the protections of New York’s Pay Equity Law, and imposing a ban on inquiries into an applicant’s salary history.
On June 27, 2019, Governor Gavin Newson (D) signed Senate Bill 83, which, beginning on July 1, 2020, will extend from six to eight weeks the maximum duration of paid family leave benefits individuals may receive under California law.
The Ontario Court of Appeal reduced a notice period award to a separated employee, which had exceeded the normal "cap," and also held that the employer could not enforce a termination provision in a bonus plan due to lack of meaningful employee notice.
The Rhode Island Supreme Court recently held that the Airline Deregulation Act preempts Rhode Island law requiring premium pay for Sunday and holidays. This decision may allow employers in other industries to challenge the state premium pay law as well.
The District of Columbia Council has passed several pieces of legislation that impose significant obligations upon employers in the District of Columbia. This article reviews recently-enacted laws and their key obligations.
There has been much activity surrounding the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave law, including an extension of the start date for contributions, updated employee notices, and the issuance of final regulations interpreting the law.