Los Angeles: New Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

On June 2, 2016 the City of Los Angeles approved a city sick leave ordinance separate from the required California state sick leave requirements. This new city ordinance goes into effect on July 1, 2016.

Employees who work two or more hours in a week in the city of Los Angeles will accrue up to 48 hours of sick leave per year. Ttime-371226_1280his is double the amount required by California state law (24 hours).

This new rule applies to employers of all sizes with employees working in Los Angeles. There is not a lower cap for small employers like there is for San Francisco or Santa Monica small employers. Continue reading

Wisconsin Bone Marrow and Organ Donor Leave

Beginning July 1, 2016, Wisconsin employers with 50 or more employees are required to provide eligible employees with up to six weeks of unphammer-485712_1920aid leave in a 12-month period when the employee undergoes a procedure for bone marrow or organ donation.

Eligible Employees

Employees are eligible for the bone marrow and organ donor leave if they have worked for the same employer for at least one consecutive year and if they have worked at least 1,000 hours during the preceding 52-week period.  Continue reading

Intermittent FMLA Leave and Employee Health Coverage

One of our full-time employees has asked to take Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave on an intermittent or reduced leave schedule.  What does this mean, and how does it affect our employee’s health coverage?

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