17347130_sJust when we reported that Pittsburgh employers have gotten a reprieve from sick leave laws, New Jersey employers have yet another sick leave law with which to contend.

On December 16, 2015, the New Brunswick City Council passed Ordinance 121501 which will require New Brunswick employers to provide paid sick leave to employees.  That means

25318124_sIn a decision anxiously awaited by Pittsburgh employers, on December 21, 2015, a Philadelphia Common Pleas judge struck down Pittsburgh’s paid sick leave ordinance which was poised to go into effect in January.

The Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association and five businesses had filed suit in August 2015 to enjoin the law.  Judge Joseph James

Vacation PayOften employers will neglect or overlook revising their vacation and/or paid time off (PTO) policies, which are buried in the employee handbook that was last revised a half-dozen years ago. For many, this is a big mistake. Depending on your jurisdiction, a poorly drafted vacation/PTO policy can carry significant potential liability. If a company’s vacation/PTO

For those of you who have lost count or lost track of effective dates of local ordinances, the following New Jersey municipalities have passed paid sick leave laws:

  • Bloomfield, effective June 30, 2015
  • East Orange, effective January 7, 2015;
  • Irvington, effective January 8, 2015;
  • Jersey City, effective January 24, 2014;
  • Montclair, effective March 4, 2015;

Small WorldThe recent measles outbreak making headlines at Disney properties in California has been unnerving, to say the least. As any parent can attest, a visit to Disney is likely to be on someone’s wishlist at some point (as my two small children have already made clear!). Beyond planning a visit to see Mickey and Minnie,

34945942_sAs we approach our first “mega-snow storm” here in New Jersey and New York, we just wanted to clarify when employees can use sick leave under New York City’s Earned Sick Leave Act. I have gotten a few questions about the NYC’s paid sick leave law, especially the sections that allow for leave if an