Many municipalities and states have recently enacted laws requiring that employers provide paid sick leave to employees. The amount and method varies greatly between these locations.
“We are seeing an unprecedented wave of jurisdictions that are embracing this,” says Leslie Day, director of HR consulting services with Precision Payroll. “Previously, the federal laws did not mandate for businesses to offer any paid time off at all.”
See below for a list of additional states that either require paid sick leave, or have municipalities with similar requirements.
For additional details, please read a related articled in the October 2016 issue of our newsletter, here. This may be a good time for clients to have their handbook updated, and Precision can help! Ask Leslie or Cori.
Please discuss with your Payroll Specialist any changes you may need with your payroll to calculate and manage employee paid time-off benefits.
New Jersey Cities
New York City, N.Y.
St. Paul, Minn.
District of Columbia
Montgomery County, MD
Cook County, IL
Interestingly, several cities in Cook County, Ill., have opted out of these new mandatory sick leave and minimum wage requirements:
Additional Cook County Resources
- Cook County Paid Sick Leave Ordinance
- Precision Payroll Cook County Sick Pay Summary for Clients (Word document)
- Precision Payroll Cook County Sick Pay Ordinance (PowerPoint presentation)
- Cook County Paid Sick Flow Chart (Word document)
- Cook County Sick Leave Draft Poster (PDF)