Chicago Joins the Movement for Paid Sick Leave

Not to be outdone by the deluge of cities passing paid sick leave laws, on June 22nd, the Chicago City Council approved its paid sick leave ordinance, expanding the rights of workers in the city.  The law requires employers to provide up to 40 hours of paid time off annually for employees to use for … Continued

It’s Raining Leave Laws! Connecticut Expands its Family and Medical Leave Act to Include Military Exigency

On June 7, 2016, the Governor of Connecticut signed an amendment to the Connecticut Family and Medical Leave Act (CT FMLA), Connecticut Senate Bill 262.  Effective immediately, the amendment expands the CT FMLA to include any qualifying exigency resulting from the employee’s spouse, adult child, or parent being on active duty, or having been notified … Continued

School (Session) is Out for Summer: New Laws for Your Summer Reading List

As many of the legislative sessions wrap up in time for summer break, Colorado and Minneapolis enact two new laws, while Illinois and Connecticut passed several more which are awaiting Governor approval. Colorado Pregnancy Accommodation law: On June 1, Governor Hickenlooper signed House Bill 1438, requiring employers to provide reasonable accommodations for the health conditions … Continued