Sick leave law in Georgia? This law has “no teeth.”

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has signed into law sick leave legislation that for the most part creates almost nothing. Senate Bill 201 creates a requirement that Georgia employers allow employees to use sick leave for family members. However, the provisions are not very strict and employers cannot be help responsible for not following this law. …

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Events and Trends in Employment Legislation

I wanted to make you aware of some of the things that are going on in employment legislation around the country. This list is by no means the only things that are going on but they are ones I found interesting. Federal level activities First up, are the changes in the Fair Labor Standards Act. …

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Case for Paid Sick Leave: Why It's Necessary

Today’s post is from SocialMonsters.org Earlier this year, President Obama proposed legislation that would give workers seven days a year of paid sick leave. And a desperate need for paid sick leave exists — 39 percent of workers today are currently going without, according to The Washington Post. What’s even more disturbing is that the …

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Paid Time Off: Healthy Families Act Legislation

  The Healthy Families Act has been introduced several times over the last couple of years. It was reintroduced to both the House of Representatives and the Senate again on March 20, 2013. It deals with paid time off, but this Healthy Families Act legislation is unlikely to make it. Despite that I wanted you …

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