2012 Legislation on Employee Leave

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Twenty-five states and Puerto Rico considered employee leave legislation during the 2012 legislation session. Bills included family leave, paid family leave, sick time, vacation, jury service, donor leave, community service, military leave and parental leave for children’s educational activities. Three states enacted employee leave measures.


2012 Enacted Employee Leave Legislation

Louisiana amended its law prohibiting local units of government from enacting local minimum wage requirements to also prohibit them from enacting or enforcing ordinances that require employers to provide mandatory sick time or vacation leave for employees or establish employee benefit policies. (SB 521)
 
Missouri passed a law requiring employers to allow leaves of absence for members of the U.S. Coast Guard or its auxiliary without a loss of time, pay, benefits, status, or service credits, when the employee is serving on active duty or called up for emergency duty. (HB 1315)
 
Utah passed a law that prohibits a municipality or county from enacting or enforcing an ordinance that establishes, mandates, or requires a private employer to establish or offer an employee benefit. (SB 99)


List of 2012 Introduced and Enacted Legislation on Employee Leave

  
ALASKA
AK H 315             Miller (D)
Title:                       Parent Teacher Conferences
Summary:             Allows certain teachers, public employees and private sector employees to take leave without pay for parent-teacher conferences.
02/08/2012           To House Committee on Finance.
 
ARIZONA
AZ H 2306            Patterson (I)
Title:                       Family Leave Insurance
Summary:             Relates to family leave insurance and claims procedures.
01/17/2012           Additionally referred to House Committee on Rules.
 
CALIFORNIA
CA A 59                Swanson (D)
Title:                       Family and Medical Leave
Summary:             Increases the circumstances under which an employee is entitled to protected leave pursuant to the Family Rights Act by eliminating the age and dependency elements from the definition of child, expanding the definition of parent to include in-laws and permitting an employee to also take leave to care for a seriously ill grandparent, sibling, grandchild, or domestic partner.
02/01/2012           From Committee: Filed with the Chief Clerk pursuant to JR 56.
 
CA A 804              Yamada (D)
Title:                       Unemployment Compensation: Disability Benefits
Summary:             Expands the scope of the family temporary disability insurance program to include time off to care for a seriously ill grandparent, grandchild, sibling or parent-in-law. Makes conforming and clarifying changes in provisions relating to family temporary disability compensation. Authorizes the expenditure of money in the Unemployment Compensation Disability Fund for a new purpose.
02/01/2012           Died pursuant to Art. IV, Sec. 10(c) of the Constitution.
 
CA A 2039            Swanson (D)
Title:                       Family and Medical Leave
Summary:             Increases the circumstances under which an employee is entitled to protected leave pursuant to the Family Rights Act. Eliminates the age and dependency elements from the definition of child. Permits an employee to take protected leave to care for an independent adult child suffering from a serious health condition. Expands the definition of parent to include an employee's parent-in-law. Permits leave to care for a seriously ill grandparent, sibling, grandchild, or domestic partner.
08/16/2012           In Senate Committee on Appropriations: Held in committee.
 
CONNECTICUT
CT S 184               Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees
Title:                       Family and Medical Leave Act
Summary:             Concerns the definition of employer in the family and medical leave act. Clarifies that the Family and Medical Leave Act only applies to employers employing 75 or more employees in the state.
04/20/2012           House Calendar No. 414.
 
FLORIDA
FL H 1359            Stargel (R)
Title:                       Civil Air Patrol
Summary:             Requires certain employers to provide specified unpaid leave to employee performing Civil Air Patrol mission or engaged in Civil Air Patrol training. Prohibits specified public and private employers from discharging, reprimanding, or penalizing member of Florida Wing of Civil Air Patrol because of absence by reason of Civil Air Patrol service or training.
03/09/2012           In House. Died in committee.
 
FL S 1092             Hays (R)
Title:                       Civil Air Patrol Florida Wing
Summary:            Requires certain employers to provide specified unpaid leave to an employee performing a Civil Air Patrol mission or engaged in Civil Air Patrol training. Prohibits specified public and private employers from discharging, reprimanding, or penalizing a member of the Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol because of his or her absence by reason of Civil Air Patrol service or training.
03/09/2012           In House. Died in Messages.
 
FL S 1448             Braynon (D)
Title:                       Family Support Personnel Policies
Summary:             Requires the model rule establishing family support personnel policies to provide for a specified amount of leave for an employee who has a family member with a serious health condition.
03/09/2012           In Senate. Died in committee.
 
GEORGIA
GA H 432              Dempsey (R)
Title:                       Labor and Industrial Relations
Summary:             Relates to general provisions relative to labor and industrial relations, so as to allow employees to use sick leave for the care of immediate family members. Provides for definitions, conditions to take leave, that retaliatory actions are unlawful.Provides for related matters and repeals conflicting laws.
03/07/2012           From House Committee on Industrial Relations: Favorably reported as substituted.
 
HAWAII
HI H 341               Takumi (D)
Title:                       Employment Practices
Summary:             Makes it an unlawful practice for any employer or labor organization to bar or discharge from employment, withhold pay from, or demote an employee solely because the employee uses accrued and available sick leave.
04/12/2012           In House. House disagreed to Senate amendments.
 
HI H 884               Oshiro M (D)
Title:                       Family Leave
Summary:             Amends the family leave requirement to permit an employee to utilize family leave time to care for a sibling.
03/01/2012           To Senate Committee on Ways and Means.
 
HI H 2089            Takumi (D)
Title:                       Paid Sick and Safe Leave
Summary:             Requires employers to provide a minimum amount of paid sick and safe leave to employees to be used to care for themselves or a family member who is ill, needs medical care, or is a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking.
02/09/2012           In Committee: Measure Deferred.
 
HI H 2364            Oshiro M (D)
Title:                       Family Leave
Summary:             Adds definition of sibling to the Family Leave Law and permits an employee to use family leave to care for a sibling.
01/25/2012           Subsequent referral set for: House Committee on Finance.
 
HI H 2577            Say (D)
Title:                       Wages and Paid Time Off
Summary:             Clarifies the definition of wages in the Payment of Wages and Other Compensation Law, chapter 388, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to include any promised paid time off.
2/15/2012             In Committee: Measure Deleted from Schedule.
 
HI H 2680            Saiki (D)
Title:                       Employment
Summary:             Requires certain private employers to allow employees to take paid leaves of absence for organ, bone marrow, or peripheral blood stem cell donation. Requires the employer to restore the employee returning from leave to the same or equivalent position. Establishes a private right of action for employees seeking enforcement of provisions.
01/25/2012           Subsequent referral set for: House Committee on Judiciary.
 
HI S 2129             Chun Oakland (D)
Title:                       Paid Leave
Summary:             Amends paid leave law to allow parents to attend child's Part C idea transition conference.Defines parent to include legal parent, guardian, or any other person acting in the place of a parent.
01/20/2012           Subsequent referral set for: Senate Committee on Ways and Means.
 
HI S 2411             Wakai (D)
Title:                       Employment Leaves Of Absence
Summary:             Requires certain private employers to allow employees to take paid leaves of absence for organ, bone marrow, or peripheral blood stem cell donation.Requires the employer to restore the employee returning from leave to the same or equivalent position. Establishes a private right of action for employees seeking enforcement of provisions.
01/23/2012           Subsequent referral set for: Senate Committee on Ways and Means.
 
HI S 2507             Hee (D)
Title:                       Paid Sick and Safe Leave
Summary:             Requires employers to provide a minimum amount of paid sick and safe leave to employees to be used to care for themselves or a family member who is ill or a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
02/17/2012           To Senate Committee on Ways and Means.
 
HI S 2839             Tsutsui (D)
Title:                       Wage Payment Clarification
Summary:             Clarifies the definition of wages in the Payment of Wages and Other Compensation Law, chapter 388, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to include any promised paid time off.
01/25/2012           Subsequent referral set for: Senate Committee on Ways and Means.
 
ILLINOIS
IL H 4108             Burke (D)
Title:                       Pension Code
Summary:             Amends the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Article of the Pension Code. Provides that an employee who first enters service on or after Jan. 1, 2013 and becomes disabled shall, on and after the 31st day of disability, be entitled to ordinary disability benefits during the remainder of that disability, provided all sick leave is exhausted.
03/30/2012           Rereferred to House Committee on Rules.
 
IL H 4724             Cassidy (D)
Title:                       Family and Medical Leave Act
Summary:             Creates the Family and Medical Leave Act. Contains provisions similar to those in the federal Family and Medical Leave Act. Contains provisions concerning applicability and coordination.
03/30/2012           Rereferred to House Committee on Rules.
 
IL H 5514             Smith (D)
Title:                       Unemployment Insurance Act
Summary:             Amends the Unemployment Insurance Act. Eliminates the reduction for vacation wages in the calculation of the benefit amount under reduced weekly benefits. Repeals provisions relating to treatment of vacation pay as wages.
03/09/2012           Rereferred to House Committee on Rules.
 
IOWA
IA H 2211             Willems (D)
Title:                       Eligible Employee
Summary:             Provides that an eligible employee is entitled to 200 hours of school activity leave during any 12-month period; defines schools activity leave as full or partial absence from an eligible employee's ordinary job responsibilities either with full or partial pay or without pay, to attend a school activity at which the eligible employee has a leadership role.
02/02/2012           To House Committee on Labor.
 
IA H 2296             Kelley Da (D)
Title:                       Family and Medical Leave Act
Summary:             Provides that it is an unfair employment practice under the Iowa Civil Rights Act to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because that person has exercised the person's rights under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act.
02/14/2012           To House Committee on Labor.
 
KANSAS
KS H 2592            House Commerce and Economic Development Committee
Title:                       Void City Ordinances
Summary:             Declares city ordinances and county resolutions that require employers to provide employees any leave from work, either with or without pay, unless such leave is required by state or federal law or pay compensation at any rate higher than the minimum wage as void.
02/02/2012           To House Committee on Local Government.
 
LOUISIANA
LA H 944              Harrison (R)
Title:                       Teacher Extended Sick Leave
Summary:             Eliminates extended sick leave for public school teachers and employees.
03/12/2012           To House Committee on Education.
 
LA S 521               Johns (R)
Title:                       Employee Leave Amounts
Summary:             Prohibits a parish or municipality from establishing a mandatory, minimum number of employee vacation or sick leave days or employee benefit policy.
06/07/2012           Signed by Governor. Act No. 667
 
MARYLAND
MD H 567             Luedtke (D)
Title:                       Unpaid Leave
Summary:             Authorizes an employee to use unpaid leave to attend a parent-teacher meeting. Requires an employee to notify the employer at least 3 days before the employee will use unpaid leave to attend a parent-teacher meeting. Prohibits an employee who uses unpaid leave under the Act from using more than 4 hours per parent-teacher meeting and from using unpaid leave more than twice per each half of an academic year. Provides that the Act may not be construed to affect specified collective bargaining agreements.
03/24/2012           Withdrawn from further consideration.
 
MD S 329              Ferguson (D)
Title:                       Parent Teacher Meeting
Summary:             Authorizes an employee to use unpaid leave to attend a parent-teacher meeting. Requires an employee to notify the employer at least three days before the employee will use unpaid leave to attend a parent-teacher meeting. Prohibits an employee who uses unpaid leave under the Act from using more than 4 hours per parent-teacher meeting and from using unpaid leave more than twice per each half of an academic year.
01/27/2012           To Senate Committee on Finance.
 
MD S 1028           Zirkin (D)
Title:                       Family Members Leaving for Active Duty
Summary:             Authorizes specified employees to take leave from work on the day that an immediate family member is leaving for, or returning from, active duty outside the United States as a member of the Armed Forces of the United States. Prohibits an employer from requiring an employee to use specified leave when taking leave under the Act. Authorizes an employer to require an employee who takes leave under the Act to submit specified proof to the employer.
03/07/2012           Reassigned to Senate Committee on Finance.
 
MASSACHUSETTS
MA H 49               Cabral (D)
Title:                       Establishing a Paid Family Leave Program
Summary:             Relates to establishing a paid family leave program.
06/14/2012           In Joint Committee on Health Care Financing: Extension Order Filed.
 
MA H 534             Koczera (D)
Title:                       Unpaid Family and Medical Leave
Summary:             Provides unpaid family and medical leave.
08/23/2012           From Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development: Accompanied Study Order H 4408.
 
MA H 1398          Khan (D)
Title:                       Employers to Grant a Minimum Number of Paid Sick Leave
Summary:             Requires employers to grant a minimum number of paid sick leave days for all employees.
03/19/2012           From Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development: Recommended substitution by New Draft. See H 3995.
 
MA H 1409          Walsh M (D)
Title:                       Parental Rights to Unpaid Family Leave
Summary:             Clarifies parental rights to unpaid family leave.
05/14/2012           To House Committee on Ways and Means.
 
MA H 3995          Joint Committee on Labor & Workforce Development
Title:                       Employers to Grant a Minimum Number of Paid Sick Leave
Summary:             Requires employers to grant a minimum number of paid sick leave days for all employees.
06/14/2012           In Joint Committee on Health Care Financing: Extension Order Filed.
 
MA S 48                Joyce (D)
Title:                       Parental Leave
Summary:             Relates to parental leave.
04/19/2012           From Joint Committee on Children, Families & Persons W/Disabilities: Accompanied Study Order S 2224.
 
MA S 58                Montigny (D)
Title:                       Equal Benefits for All New Mothers
Summary:             Requires equal benefits for all new mothers.Specifies that an employee on maternity leave for the adoption of a child shall be entitled to the same benefits offered by her employer as an employee on maternity leave for the birth of a child.
03/08/2012           To Senate Committee on Ways and Means.
 
MA S 930              Jehlen (D)
Title:                       Paid Sick Days
Summary:             Establishes paid sick days. Provides that all employees shall be entitled to earn and use up to a certain number of sick days per year and establishes an outreach program.
03/19/2012           From Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development: Recommended substitution by New Draft. See H 3995.
 
MA S 2224           Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities
Title:                       Study Order on Bills Relative to Parental Leave
Summary:             Authorizes the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate and House documents to parental leave.
04/23/2012           To Senate Committee on Ethics and Rules.
 
MA S 2247           Senate Ways and Means Committee
Title:                       Parental Rights for Unpaid Leave
Summary:             Clarifies parental rights for unpaid leave.
05/03/2012           Recommended New Draft for S 1863.
 
MA SD 2304        Hart (D)
Title:                       VA Medical Appointments
Summary:             Allows veterans leave to attend VA medical appointments.
10/22/2012           To Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs.
 
MICHIGAN
MI H 5419            Erwin Oakes (D)
Title:                       Election Day
Summary:             Provides for leave time for employees to vote on election days and provides penalties for noncompliance.
02/21/2012           To House Committee on Commerce.
 
MI H 5625            Ananich (D)
Title:                       Paid Sick Leave Act
Summary:             Enacts the Paid Sick Leave Act. Requires employers to provide paid sick leave annually. Specifies the conditions for accruing and using sick leave and for the utilization of sick leave, including an employee's or family member's health condition, obtaining services from a victim services organization. Prohibits retaliation against an employee for requesting, exercising, or enforcing rights granted in this provision; provides for civil liabilities and fines for violation of this provision.
05/15/2012           To House Committee on Commerce.
 
MI S 1224             Johnson B (D)
Title:                       Family Education Leave Act
Summary:             Creates Family Education Leave Act. Requires an employer to provide unpaid leave for employees to attend academic activities of their children; provides for the conditions for granting the leave; prohibits discrimination against employees who request or use the leave.
08/15/2012           To Senate Committee on Reforms, Restructuring, and Reinventing.
 
MINNESOTA
MN H 1881          Hansen (DFL)
Title:                       Employment
Summary:             Permits absences from work for emergency responders.
01/24/2012           To House Committee on Commerce and Regulatory Reform.
 
MN H 2217          Kahn (DFL)
Title:                       Employment
Summary:             Requires pregnancy leave; requires employment accommodations for pregnant women.
02/13/2012           To House Committee on Commerce and Regulatory Reform.
 
MN H 2284          Winkler (DFL)
Title:                       Workforce Development
Summary:             Designates the Middle Class Jobs Act. Provides for early warning, modifies sick leave, amends business subsidy disclosure requirements. Clarifies workplace communications, modifies minimum wage requirements and creates penalties.
02/15/2012           To House Committee on Jobs and Economic Development Finance.
 
MN H 2385          Kath (DFL)
Title:                       Education
Summary:             Modifies certain unrequested leave of absence provisions for teachers.
02/20/2012           To House Committee on Education Reform.
 
MN H 2446          Winkler (DFL)
Title:                       Workforce Development
Summary:             Establishes an emergency employment development program. Provides wage subsidies, designates the Middle Class Jobs Act and establishes the Grow Minnesota Development Authority. Provides for early warnings, modifies sick leave, amends business subsidy disclosure requirements and clarifies workplace communications. Modifies minimum wage requirements, creates penalties, authorizes rulemaking and appropriates money.
02/22/2012           To House Committee on Jobs and Economic Development Finance.
 
 
MN S 2021           Pappas (DFL)
Title:                       Employment
Summary:             Requires pregnancy leave and requires employment accommodations for pregnant women.
02/22/2012           To Senate Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth.
 
MISSISSIPPI
MS H 890             Moore J (R)
Title:                       Teachers and Teacher Assistants
Summary:             Clarifies that local school districts may deduct the cost of substitute licensed employees from the salary of such employee for the first 10 days of absence due to sick leave, and shall deduct the cost of such substitute licensed employee for days of absence in excess of 10.
03/06/2012           Died in committee.
 
MS S 2456            Harden (D)
Title:                       Unused Sick Leave Earned by Teachers
Summary:             Authorizes local school districts to make a one-time payment to teachers for unused sick leave credited during the current school year equal to the substitute teacher's rate. Provides for related purposes.
03/06/2012           Died in committee.
 
MISSOURI
MO H 1315          McCaherty (R)
Title:                       United States Coast Guard
Summary:             Specifies that any employee of an employer with 50 or more workers or any state employee who is or may become a member of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary may be granted a leave of absence without loss of time, pay, regular leave, impairment of efficiency rating, or of any other rights or benefits to which the person is otherwise entitled when they are performing United States Coast Guard or United States Coast Guard Auxiliary duties.
07/06/2012           Signed by Governor.
 
MO H 1497          Hubbard (D)
Title:                       Parent Time for Missouri Program
Summary:             Establishes the Parent Time for Missouri Program in the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to allow parents paid leave from work to help their children in their school.
02/02/2012           To House Committee on Elementary and Secondary Education.
 
MO H 1838          Jones C (R)
Title:                       Compensatory Time Vacation Leave
Summary:             Changes the laws regarding the compensatory time, vacation leave, and mass layoff notification of state employees.
04/12/2012           Public Hearing completed.
 
NEW JERSEY
NJ A 1006             Vainieri Huttle (D)
Title:                       Emergency Services Volunteer
Summary:             Allows business tax credit to employers giving paid leave to employees for service with volunteer emergency services organizations under corporation business tax and gross income tax.
01/10/2012           To Assembly Committee on Law and Public Safety.
 
NJ A 1421             Watson-Coleman (D)
Title:                       Parent and Guardian Leave for School Incidents
Summary:             Authorizes eight hours of leave for parents and guardians from work for school-related events of children.
01/10/2012           To Assembly Committee on Labor.
 
NJ A 1606             Bramnick (R)
Title:                       Volunteer Organizations
Summary:             Requires employers to provide time off from work for members of certain volunteer organizations to respond to fires under certain conditions.
01/10/2012           To Assembly Committee on Law and Public Safety.
 
NJ A 1787             Rudder (R)
Title:                       Family Temporary Disability Leave
Summary:             Repeals law providing benefits for family temporary disability leave and deposits moneys from the Family Temporary Disability Leave Account into the unemployment compensation fund.
01/10/2012           To Assembly Committee on Labor.
 
NJ A 2327             Milam (D)
Title:                       Correction Officer
Summary:             Reinstates sick leave injury program for State corrections officers and juvenile justice officers under certain circumstances.
02/06/2012           To Assembly Committee on State Government.
 
NJ A 2554             Prieto (D)
Title:                       Payment to Employees Serving on Juries
Summary:             Requires employers to pay their employees when serving on a jury.
02/21/2012           To Assembly Committee on Labor.
 
NJ A 2866             Jimenez (D)
Title:                       School and Medical Family Leave
Summary:             Provides for school and medical family leave.
05/10/2012           To Assembly Committee on Labor.
 
NJ A 3389             Wagner (D)
Title:                       Temporary Disability Leave Benefits Information
Summary:             Requires employers and health care providers to disseminate certain information regarding temporary disability leave benefits.
10/15/2012           To Assembly Committee on Labor.
 
NJ S 584                Beck (R)
Title:                       Accumulated Sick Leave Upon Retirement
Summary:             Limits payment to certain public employees for accumulated sick leave upon retirement. Requires fine and reprimand or termination for violation of sick leave by public employee.
01/10/2012           To Senate Committee on State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation.
 
NJ S 748                Scutari (D)
Title:                       Sick Leave Injury Program
Summary:             Terminates sick leave injury program for certain State employees injured after Jan. 1, 2007 or expiration of current collective negotiation agreement.
01/10/2012           To Senate Committee on State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation.
 
NJ S 1314              Weinberg (D)
Title:                       Indicted Employee Unused Sick Leave Payment Suspension
Summary:             Requires suspension of payment for unused sick or vacation leave payable to person indicted for criminal offense; requires forfeiture of such payment upon service deemed dishonorable or conviction for crime.
01/30/2012           To Senate Committee on State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation.
 
NJ S 2044              Buono (D)
Title:                       Temporary Disability Leave Benefits Information
Summary:             Requires employers and health care providers to disseminate certain information regarding temporary disability leave benefits.
10/01/2012           To Senate Committee on Budget and Appropriations.
 
NEW YORK
NY A 718              Dinowitz (D)
Title:                       Right to Absence for Jury Duty
Summary:             Creates additional remedies for unlawful discharge, penalty, or discrimination due to the exercise of an employee's right to be absent from employment for jury duty.
01/31/2012           From Assembly Committee on Codes.
 
NY A 2947            Glick (D)
Title:                       Accrued and Available Sick Leave
Summary:             Allows employees to utilize accrued and available sick leave to provide care to immediate family, household members or domestic partners; defines relevant terms.
05/15/2012           From Assembly Committee on Ways and Means.
 
NY A 9476            Simotas (D)
Title:                       Leaves of Absence for the Birth or Adoption of a Child
Summary:             Provides for leaves of absence for the birth or adoption of a child.
03/29/2012           Amended in Assembly Committee on Labor.
 
NY A 9559            Boyland (D)
Title:                       New York State Family Care and Medical Leave Act
Summary:             Establishes the New York state family care and medical leave act; requires employers with 100 or more employees to provide at least 12 weeks of leave in a 12 month period to employees for family care or medical leave.
03/16/2012           To Assembly Committee on Labor.
 
NY S 6896            Peralta (D)
Title:                       New York Family Leave Act
Summary:             Establishes the New York family leave act providing for leaves of absence for the birth or adoption of a child.
04/04/2012           To Senate Committee on Labor.
 
OKLAHOMA
OK H 2412           Rousselot (D)
Title:                       Soldiers And Sailors
Summary:             Relates to soldiers and sailors; relates to leaves of absence from employment by certain service members; clarifies language; provides an effective date.
02/07/2012           To House Committee on Rules.
 
OREGON
OR H 4124           Keny-Guyer (D)
Title:                       Family Leave for Deaths
Summary:             Allows eligible employees to take family leave to deal with death of family member. Limits period of leave to two weeks or to six weeks with medical verification. Requires that leave be counted toward total period of authorized family leave.
03/05/2012           In committee upon adjournment.
 
PUERTO RICO
PR H 3862            Perez Ortiz (PNP)
Title:                       Private Enterprise Paternity Leave
Summary:             Creates law for the granting of paternity leave in private enterprise including setting up how such leave shall function.
03/06/2012           Introduced.
 
TENNESSEE
TN S 2149             Kelsey (R)
Title:                       Business and Commerce
Summary:             Provides that no local government shall impose on or make applicable to any person an employment practice, standard, or provision which imposes or mandates health insurance benefits, a minimum wage, or family leave requirements that deviates from, modifies, supplements, adds to, changes, or varies in any manner from state statutorily imposed or recognized requirements.
01/12/2012           To Senate Committee on State and Local Government.
 
UTAH
UT S 99                 Madsen (R)
Title:                       Private Employers and Employee Benefits
Summary:             Prohibits a municipality or county from enacting or enforcing an ordinance that establishes, mandates, or requires a private employer to establish or offer an employee benefit including accident and health insurance, life insurance, sick leave, or family medical leave.
03/15/2012           Signed by Governor. Chaptered. Chapter No. 087
 
WASHINGTON
WA H 1120          Sells (D)
Title:                       Implementation of the Family Leave Insurance Program
Summary:             Delays the implementation of the Family Leave Insurance Program.
04/11/2012           By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.
 
WA H 1164          Liias (D)
Title:                       Child's Educational Activities
Summary:             Provides leave from employment for participating in a child's educational activities.
04/11/2012           By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.
 
WA H 1189          Condotta (R)
Title:                       Family Leave Insurance Program
Summary:             Eliminates the Family Leave Insurance Program.
04/11/2012           By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.
 
WA H 1828          Dickerson (D)
Title:                       Enforcement of Family Leave Violations
Summary:             Modifies family leave provisions relating to the enforcement of leave violations by the Department of Labor and Industries and increases the amount assessed for certain violations.
04/11/2012           By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.
 
WA H 2508          Dickerson (D)
Title:                       Sick and Safe Leave
Summary:             Requires employers with more than a specified number of full-time equivalent employees to provide paid leave to employees for specified medical reasons relating to the employee's or a family member's health, reasons permitted under existing law for domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking, or closure of the employee's place of business, or child's school, or place of care, because of specified public health emergencies.
04/11/2012           By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.
 
WA S 5263           Keiser (D)
Title:                       Enforcement of Family Leave Violations
Summary:             Regards enforcement of family leave violations.
04/11/2012           By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.
 
WA S 5276           Holmquist (R)
Title:                       Family and Medical Leave Insurance Act
Summary:             Repeals the family and medical leave insurance act.
04/11/2012           By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.
 
WA S 6229           Kohl-Welles (D)
Title:                       Sick and Safe Leave from Employment
Summary:             Establishes minimum standards for sick and safe leave from employment. Provides for the accrual of sick and safe leave by any individual employed by an employer. Provides for the use of sick and safe leave. Provides that employers may not retaliate against employees for using sick and safe leave.
04/11/2012           By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.
 
WA S 6570           Keiser (D)
Title:                       Family and Medical Leave
Summary:             Addresses family and medical leave.
04/11/2012           By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.
 
WISCONSIN
WI S 8                    Olsen (R)
Title:                       State Family and Medical Leave Law
Summary:             Relates to conforming the State Family and Medical Leave Law to the Federal Family and Medical Leave Law.
03/23/2012           Failed to pass pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1.
 
 
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