House Passes Administrative Changes to Paid Sick Leave
Senate Approval Still Needed
After a negotiated, bipartisan agreement, the House passed a bill (HB 5269) that provides some needed clarity and flexibility in the way the state’s paid sick leave law is administered.
The bill as passed by the House:
- Gives employers the flexibility to administer the law in a 365-day period other than a calendar year. (For example, many employers use a fiscal year for record-keeping.)
- Makes consistent the reporting of paid sick leave and FMLA by adopting the same formula for determining how many employees the business has.
The bill does add language that would prohibit employers from attempting to circumvent the application of the paid sick leave law if their sole reason is to get under the 50 employee threshold triggering the law. The measure also addresses a drafting error that excluded radiologic technologists from the list of enumerated job titles.
With only a days remaining in the legislative session, the time is short for the Senate to take action on the bill.
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