Sick Leave Compliance: Reconciling Overlapping Laws for Multi-State Employers

Navigating Eligibility, Accrual, Recording and Discipline Requirements

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Wednesday, January 7, 2015

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Course Materials

This CLE course will provide guidance to employment counsel for efficiently navigating the maze of laws governing sick leave. The panel will review appropriate eligibility and accrual policies, how to reconcile overlapping requirements, discipline issues, and more.


Many jurisdictions have implemented paid sick leave laws requiring employers to provide the benefit to its employees. Administering sick leave policies involves a maze of rules and regulations that make compliance difficult.

Varying regulations establish accrual and eligibility guidelines as well as recording and monitoring requirements. The complexity is exacerbated by the lack of federal coordination for this type of leave.

Disciplining employees for alleged abuse of sick leave presents specific legal risks. Counsel must guide employers in balancing their interest in protecting the company’s bottom line with employees’ rights to paid sick leave and the differing state regulations. Employers with a presence in more than one state can find this task extremely daunting. 

Listen as our distinguished panel provides strategies to best reconcile differing paid sick leave requirements. Panelists will review techniques to prevent abusive sick leave claims and discuss best practices for recording and monitoring employee hours and eligibility requirements.



  1. Paid sick leave eligibility and accrual requirements
  2. Best practices for recording and monitoring employee hours
  3. Reconciling overlapping requirements
  4. Sick leave abuse prevention and discipline


The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • How can counsel advise employers to best reconcile varying sick leave requirements?
  • What best practices should be implemented for establishing eligibility and accrual requirements?
  • What best practices should be implemented to address potential sick leave abuse while protecting the rights of employees?


Jamerson C. Allen
Jamerson C. Allen

Jackson Lewis

Mr. Allen is the California Regional Coordinator of the firm’s’ Disability, Leave and Health Management...  |  Read More

Michael J. Soltis
Michael J. Soltis

Office Managing Shareholder and Litigation Manager
Jackson Lewis

Mr. Soltis has represented employers in a wide range of employment and labor matters for more than 30 years. He has...  |  Read More

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