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The Board of Trustees of the Village of Glenview last week opted in to the Cook County Earned Sick Leave Ordinance, effective July 1, 2019. The Glenview Board had opted out of the County PSL ordinance in June 2017, just weeks before its effective date. Glenview joins the villages of Northbrook, Wilmette and Western Springs as municipalities that had initially opted out before opting in. The political change of heart in Glenview comes three…
The Board of Trustees of the Village of Glenview last week opted in to the Cook County Earned Sick Leave Ordinance, effective July 1, 2019. The Glenview Board had opted out of the County PSL ordinance in June 2017, just weeks before its effective date. Glenview joins the villages of Northbrook, Wilmette and Western Springs as municipalities that had initially opted out before opting in. The political change of heart in Glenview comes three…
The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals last week decided to hear the challenge to Alabama’s minimum wage and employment benefits preemption law en banc, meaning that all of the Court’s judges will hear the case. The triggering event for this preemption battle occurred in February 2016 when the City of Birmingham passed an ordinance increasing the minimum wage within the city. The next day, the state legislature responded by enacting the Uniform Minimum Wage and
The vast and complex patchwork of PSL laws expanded in Q4 with Michigan becoming the 11th PSL state. This summary includes: Paid Sick Leave Laws Effective in Q4 Paid Sick Leave Laws Effective After Q4 Paid Sick Leave Bills Introduced During Q4 None, though some introduced previously are still pending. Paid Sick Leave Preemption Developments Alabama: Marnika Lewis v.  State of Alabama et al. (11th Cir) (Case No.17-11009)(11th Cir. July 25, 2018). The Alabama Uniform Minimum Wage
Note January 9, 2010 on your timeline of leave management history. Saying at a press conference yesterday that “New Yorkers need a break,” NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed legislation to make NYC the first city in the nation to require employers to provide paid vacation to employees. With a Democratically-controlled City Council, and the trend of requiring employers to provide paid time off for a variety of reasons, one has to handicap the likelihood…
Michigan lame duck GOP Governor Rick Snyder on Friday signed into law the bill amending the recently enacted PSL law,  putting the finishing touch on a two-step political ploy to have the legislature craft a PSL bill rather than have voters consider a bill crafted by PSL advocates. For the ploy to succeed, Governor Snyder needed to sign the bill before  December 31, his last day in office.  Governor-elect Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, takes office…
With just a few weeks to go before the demise of Michigan’s GOP-trifecta on December 31, Governor Rick Snyder’s signature is the last step needed to amend the recently passed Earned Sick Time Act. Both legislative chambers passed amendment bills this week and sent an enrolled bill to Governor Snyder yesterday morning. Governor Snyder’s signature on the renamed Paid Medical Leave Act would be the culmination of a two-step legislative gambit during the last three…
As we mourn today the death of President George H.W. Bush, my thoughts turn to his sledgehammer. President Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26, 1990.  The ADA was a major piece of civil rights legislation not only in this country but internationally. President Bush noted this in his statement when he signed the bill into law: This historic act is the world’s first comprehensive declaration of equality for people with disabilities…
They were against it twice before they were for it. The Wilmette Village Board on Wednesday opted in to the Cook County Earned Sick Leave Ordinance. The Wilmette Board had opted out of it in June 2017 and again in June 2018. The political change of heart comes three weeks after the November 6 advisory ballot initiative in which  nearly 90% of voters in municipalities that had opted out of the County law urged…
The Michigan Senate yesterday amended—PSL proponents would likely say gutted– the PSL law the state had passed less than three months ago. The Senate’s action was the second step of the “pass it, then amend it” PSL strategy the GOP-controlled legislature was pursuing when it passed the PSL law in September rather than let voters adopt it in November through a ballot initiative.  Had the voters adopted the initiative, the legislature would have needed a…