New Paid Sick Leave and PTO Laws for the New Year: Significant Employer Impact; Key Considerations for Compliance
California, Illinois, and Minnesota Laws Effective Jan. 1, 2024; Municipal Interaction; Covered Employers; Triggering Events
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will examine notable recent developments related to state paid sick leave (PSL) and paid time off (PTO) laws that will significantly impact employers, including recent amendments to existing laws in Colorado and Connecticut and upcoming laws going into effect on Jan. 1, 2024, in California, Illinois, and Minnesota. The panelists will discuss important details related to each, including which employers are covered, who qualifies as an eligible employee, whether exemptions apply, and interaction with local PSL/PTO laws. The panelists will also provide best practices for compliance.
- Overview of states with PSL/PTO laws
- Notable state PSL/PTO enactments and/or amendments in 2023-24
- 2023 PSL amendments
- New PSL/PTO enactments/amendments effective Jan. 1, 2024
- 2023 PSL amendments
- Best practices for policy development, implementation, and compliance
- Other states to watch in 2024
The panel will review these and other important issues:
- How do the Colorado and Connecticut amendments expand the qualifying events for employees to take PSL?
- What significant changes to California's PSL law will go into effect Jan. 1, 2024?
- What do the new PSL/PTO laws in Illinois and Minnesota, effective Jan. 1, 2024, require of employers?
- What exemptions apply under the new/revised state laws?
- How do the new/revised state laws interact with local PSL/PTO laws?
- How should counsel prepare their clients for compliance?
Sara Whaley Davey
Ms. Davey helps clients navigate a diverse range of labor and employment law issues, from preventative counseling and... | Read More
Ms. Davey helps clients navigate a diverse range of labor and employment law issues, from preventative counseling and policy development to defending clients at the federal, state, and administrative level. She provides strategic advice to employers on workplace issues, such as employee discipline and termination, disability accommodation requirements, requests for leave, employment and severance agreements, and discrimination and harassment investigations. Ms. Davey’s guidance to employers also encompasses implementation of wage and commission structures, hidden liabilities of temporary workers and independent contractors, and legal developments relating to cannabis laws. She counsels clients on developing employment policies and employee handbooks, including ones that cover multiple jurisdictions, that fit the culture of the client. She also provides labor and employment law support on diligence in mergers and acquisitions for public organizations and private companies. As an experienced litigator, Ms. Davey has successfully defended all types of labor and employment claims.Close
Charles L. Thompson, IV
Mr. Thompson counsels and defends employers in wrongful termination, discrimination, and other employment-related... | Read More
Mr. Thompson counsels and defends employers in wrongful termination, discrimination, and other employment-related matters. These areas include trade secrets and unfair competition, California and federal leaves of absence, ADA compliance, and wage and hour compliance. Mr. Thompson also represents employers in traditional labor law matters. He advises and represents employers in collective bargaining and also represents employers in matters before the National Labor Relations Board. Mr. Thompson creates and provides workplace training programs to California employers on sexual harassment, workplace violence, corrective action and discipline, workplace investigations, managing the borderline employee, and avoiding wrongful termination claims.Close