New Jersey lawmakers passed—and the governor is expected to sign—a statewide paid-sick-leave law that will preempt local ordinances. Here’s what employers need to know.
Today’s time off policies are a far cry from the days when two weeks’ vacation and eight fixed holidays were the norm. With tough competition for talent, a shifting legislative landscape and the most diverse workforce in generations, progressive company leaders are rethinking how to keep employees happy both inside and outside the office. In fact, last year nearly a third of organizations increased their overall benefits, which include a mix of time off, health insurance and other perks.
When workers request time off, they may have the right to take job-protected leave under various federal, state and local laws. HR professionals should be aware of the differences between these laws and how they interact.
Follow these four steps to determine if your company can take advantage of potential tax savings that a voluntary paid leave program can now generate.
The Austin City Council passed a new ordinance on earned sick time that will take effect on Oct. 1 but is likely to be challenged in court almost immediately. Nevertheless, local employers should be aware of the basic requirements of the law so that they can prepare for the possibility of enforcement this fall.