• New York Paid Family Leave Effective January 1, 2018

    December 18, 2017 | Blog

    Effective January 1, 2018, all employees working in New York will be covered by the state’s temporary disability insurance law which provides eligible employees with paid, job protected leave of absence

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  • 2018 Minimum Wage Increases: Impacted States and Details

    December 5, 2017 | Blog

    Beginning on 12/31/17, minimum wage increases will affect many states across the country. Should you need assistance preparing documentation or details for your employees, please contact a FosterThomas HR representative

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  • Paid Parental Leave Across the US

    April 7, 2016 | Blog

    At the time of this writing, the US is the only industrialized nation that does not guarantee paid maternity or parental leave to workers. Several companies and one city are beginning to change this policy. On 4/6/16, San Francisco became the first US city to mandate paid parental leave for mothers and fathers for a six-week period after the birth, adoption, or fostering of a child.

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  • DOL: Proposed Rule on Paid Sick Leave for Government Contractors

    March 31, 2016 | Blog

    On 2/25/16, the DOL released a proposed rule to implement Executive Order 13706 , otherwise know as Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors Executive Order, which requires federal contractors and subcontractors to provide their workers up to 56 hours (7 days) of paid sick leave per year to their employees on new contracts entered into after January 1, 2017.

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  • DC Proposed Legislation on Universal Leave: 16 Weeks Paid

    December 21, 2015 | Blog

    The Washington DC Council has proposed legislation that would provide 16 weeks paid family and medical leave to replace the current DC FMLA unpaid leave. The proposed bill would apply to all District of Columbia residents, and those employed in the District. This proposed legislation stems from the Universal Paid Leave Act of 2015, which amends the DC Family Leave End excerpt

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  • Same-Sex Marriage: Impact for Employers

    August 4, 2015 | Blog

    On June 26, 2015 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that all states must allow sex-same couples to marry and must recognize same-sex marriages lawfully performed in other jurisdictions. If you reside in a state that previously banned same-sex marriage, that state must now recognize same-sex marriages that have been lawfully performed. Impact for Employers Many experts in End excerpt

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  • Philadelphia Paid Sick Leave Ordinance: Effective May 13, 2015

    July 22, 2015 | Blog

    Philadelphia has followed the lead of several other cities, counties and states by instituting a paid sick leave policy for certain employers. The purpose of enacting such a bill is (Source: PDF of the Bill): To ensure that workers employed in the City of Philadelphia can address their own health needs and the health needs of End excerpt

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  • Maryland: Paid Sick Leave Legislation

    June 29, 2015 | Blog

    The following information is taken from the Montgomery County Council press release of 6/24/15. The Montgomery County Council unanimously approved Bill 60-14 that will require most employers doing business in the County to provide earned sick and safe leave to employees for work performed in the County. Enactment of the bill makes Montgomery County one End excerpt

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  • Massachusetts Earned Sick Leave Law Takes Effect 7/1/15

    June 12, 2015 | Blog

    The following information was taken from the Massachusetts government website (www.mass.gov). Massachusetts has followed California (California Healthy Workplace Healthy Family Act/Paid Sick Leave) with a new Earned Sick Leave law. The earned sick time law, M.G.L. c. 149 § 148C, was approved by the voters on November 4, 2014. The law entitles employees in Massachusetts to earn End excerpt

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  • California Healthy Workplace Healthy Family Act/Paid Sick Leave

    June 12, 2015 | Blog

    UPDATE: Amendments and clarifications to the Paid Sick Leave Law were made in July 2015, and cover the following areas: Eligibility Accrual Paid Time Off Policies Calculation of Sick Leave Pay Notice Requirement Recordkeeping Reinstatement Compliance Recommendations We invite you to read the article, Clean-Up Legislation for California’s New Paid Sick Leave Law is Forthcoming in End excerpt

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