New Jersey’s Paid Sick Leave Act will go into effect on October 29, 2018, making it the tenth state plus Washington DC and dozens of localities to mandate paid sick leave.

New Jersey’s Act requires employers of all sizes to provide employees with up to 40 hours of paid leave per 12-month period.  Key aspects of the new law include: Continue Reading New Jersey Requires Employers to Provide Paid Sick Leave

Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM PST

Please join Hunton & Williams LLP for a complimentary webinar that will address current concerns faced by employers in California. This program, co-sponsored by Welch Consulting, will examine the following issues:

  • Fair Pay issues
  • Recent PAGA concerns
  • “Ban the Box” and background checks
  • Sick leave
  • Changing local and regional ordinances
  • Sexual harassment

We will also discuss ways to address potential risks proactively, including the use of statistical analyses to avoid future litigation.

We hope you can join us for what should be a very interesting and educational program.


Roland Juarez, Partner, Hunton & Williams LLP
Hyowook Chiang, Senior Economist, Welch Consulting

Register by clicking here.

Questions? Contact Visalaya Hirunpidok at or 213.532.2003.


Georgia’s “kin care law” went into effect on July 1, 2017.  Under this new law, Georgia employers with 25+ employees must permit employees who work 30+ hours per week to use up to five hours of their earned sick leave to take care of immediate family members.  “Immediate family member” is defined as the employee’s child, spouse, grandchild, grandparent, parent, or dependents listed on the employee’s most recent tax return.

Continue Reading Georgia Kin Care Law: Low Burden but a Sign of Laws to Come?

On July 13, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 304 amending the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 clarifying certain terms of the law, effective immediately upon his signature.  The amendments overall make the law easier to implement and have answered many questions employers have had while preparing to meet the requirements of the original law’s effective date of July 1, 2015.  The following is a summary of the key changes to the law.

Continue Reading California Paid Sick Leave Law Clarified by Amendment Effective Immediately

As is often the case, the coming new year brings a slate of new requirements for California employers to grapple with. Employers should have these developments on their radar to ensure compliance in 2015 and beyond.

Continue Reading Paid Sick Leave, Anti-Bullying Training, Joint Employer Liability – Are You Ready For These And Other Changes To California Employment Laws?

Last month, the voters of Massachusetts passed Ballot Question 4, which entitles all Massachusetts employees to earn and use sick leave (time).  In doing so, Massachusetts became the third state to guarantee sick leave, following California and Connecticut.  The Massachusetts law takes effect on July 1, 2015.

Continue Reading Massachusetts Requires Employers to Provide Sick Leave

On the morning of September 10, in a signing ceremony held in Los Angeles, Governor Jerry Brown officially signed AB 1522 into law.  This law makes California the second state to guarantee paid sick leave to employees. Statewide studies reported that 44% of employees in the state of California did not have access to paid sick leave. This will change under the new law for the vast majority of these approximately 6.5 million employees.

Continue Reading California Guarantees Paid Sick Leave

The national trend in increased workplace regulation continues on April 1, as New York City’s Earned Sick Time Act goes into effect. 

Although most large employers provide paid sick leave to employees, those employers in Gotham now don’t have a choice. The requirement applies to  any employer with at least five employees.

Continue Reading Paid Sick Leave Law: Tough Medicine For Big Apple Employers