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Update: New York Paid Family Leave Law Becomes Effective on January 1, 2018
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • November 20 2017

As we previously reported, New York State adopted the New York Paid Family Leave Law (“Paid Leave Law”) back in April 2016. The Paid Leave Law, which


Employment Appeal Tribunal clarifies the protection afforded to job applicants on account of their union membership and activities
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 17 2017

A former employee, who was a member of the pilots' union BALPA, made two applications for a role as a pilot with his previous employer, but was


Guide to Bill 148 ESA: Leaves of Absence
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • November 14 2017

The Ontario Employment Standards Act provides a promise of re-employment to employees absent due to protected forms of leave. Historically, many


Changes to Victoria’s long service laws are coming
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • November 13 2017

The Victorian Government has recently announced that it will introduce reforms to Victoria's long service leave legislation. The changes are aimed at


Back to the future - Labour's plans for employment law
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • November 10 2017

With a new Government in power, there are a number of employment law changes on the horizon. Many of Labour's immediate plans are focused on unwinding


Paid Family Leave On the Rise - California and New York State Both Set to Expand Benefits Starting January 1, 2018
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • November 10 2017

Come January 1, 2018, employees in California and New York will enjoy new and expanded rights to time off work, with pay, to attend to certain family


A New Headache - New York’s Paid Family Leave
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • November 9 2017

With the end of the calendar year in sight, employers must shift focus to ensure compliance with the New York State’s new Paid Family Leave (“PFL”


New York’s New Paid Family Leave Law: What is it and Who is Covered?
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • November 9 2017

Beginning January 1, 2018 nearly all private employers in New York must prepare for what some say is the most comprehensive paid family leave program


Maternity Protection (Local Government Members) Bill 2017
  • LK Shields
  • Ireland
  • November 8 2017

This private members' bill, introduced in the Dáil by Fianna Fáil, is intended to amend the Local Government Act 2001. The 2001 Act provides that a


New proposals for post-Brexit maternity protection - use German law
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • November 8 2017

Back in March 2016 I posted a piece querying the headlines over an Equalities and Human Rights Commission report on maternity and pregnancy