The Minneapolis City Council will soon vote on whether to adopt a draft ordinance that will require employers to provide paid sick leave to employees, beginning in July of 2017.  Here’s what employers need to know about the proposed ordinance and the upcoming vote:
When will the paid sick leave ordinance take effect?  If passed,

Should the fundamental rules of Minnesota Employment Law be uniform throughout the State?  That is the question at the heart of certain bi-partisan proposed legislation that would require uniformity in state labor regulations regarding minimum wages, benefits, leaves or other work conditions by pre-empting local mandates.  For example, the Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis

On Labor Day, President Obama issued a new executive order that will require federal contractors and subcontractors to provide paid sick leave for certain employees.  Here’s what employers need to know about the executive order:
When Will the New Requirements Take Effect?  The executive order will apply to covered contracts where the solicitation for such

According to reports, Netflix recently adopted a policy that will allow employees to take unlimited paid parental leave within the first year after a child is born or adopted.  The new policy is part of a broader trend among employers to attract and retain talent by offering generous parental leave benefits.  Netflix’s Chief Talent

The Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (“USERRA”) requires that a USERRA leave be given the “most favorable treatment” to any “comparable leave” provided by the employer.  20 C.F.R. § 1002.150.  Since most USERRA leaves are unpaid, this “most favorable treatment” requirement raises questions when an employer offers different types of paid leave.