2011 Legislation on Employee Leave

This summary includes all types of employee leave, including sick, vacation, personal, bereavement, donor, family, paid and unpaid leave. Thirty-five states and Puerto Rico introduced employment leave related legislation during the 2011 legislative session.  Employment related leave includes all types of employee leave, including sick, vacation, personal, bereavement, donor, family, volunteer, paid and unpaid leave.

Laws were enacted in 13 states.  Of particular note, Connecticut passed the nation’s first paid sick leave law requiring employers with 50 or more employees to provide paid sick leave.  Washington delayed implementation of their paid family leave law until 2015.  Arkansas, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia passed laws requiring employers to provide leave for members of the military called to duty.

Summary of Enacted Legislation

Arkansas passed two laws, one requiring leave for military personnel called to active duty and the other addressing maternity and paternity leave for adoptive parents.

California passed four bills during the 2011 legislative session.  All were signed into law, with the exception of a bill requiring bereavement leave that was vetoed by the Governor.  Bills signed into law included a bill providing for organ donor leave, a bill prohibiting employer interference with using available leave benefits, and another requiring employers to maintain group health coverage for female employees on maternity leave.

Colorado amended its law on leave for jury duty.

Connecticut passed a law requiring that paid sick leave be provided by private sector employers with 50 or more employees, with certain exceptions.

Hawaii passed a law making it illegal to take negative employment actions against employees who use available sick time.

Illinois amended their volunteer disaster leave law to include disasters declared by the state’s governor.

North Dakota passed a law that allows employers to refrain from paying accrued leave to departing employees under certain circumstances.

Oregon passed two laws during the 2011 legislative session.  The first regards leave to attend criminal proceedings and the second regards leave for jury duty.

Tennessee passed two laws.  The first urges employers to provide leave for employees who are parents to attend school activities for their children.  The second requires public and private sector employers to provide paid leave to members of the state guard or civil air patrol, without loss of benefits.

Texas enacted a law requiring employers to provide unpaid leave for members of the military on active duty or for training duty.

Washington enacted a law delaying implementation of the state’s paid family leave program from 2012 to 2015.

West Virginia passed a law requiring employers to allow members of the military or guard to use all available leave for active or training duty purposes.

Wisconsin passed a law prohibiting local units of government from enacting laws regarding employee leave benefits.

2011 Leave Legislation
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STATES
BILL SUMMARY
Alabama
 
Alaska
 
Arizona
AZ H 2399 Patterson (D)
Title: Sick and Safe Time
Status: Failed - Adjourned
Summary: Relates to sick and safe time for victims of domestic violence.
01/19/2011 To House Committee on Employment and Regulatory Affairs.
01/19/2011 To House Committee on Commerce.
01/19/2011 Additionally referred to House Committee on Rules.

AZ H 2432 Tovar (D)
Title: Paid Sick and Safe Time
Status: Failed - Adjourned
Summary: Relates to paid sick and safe time for victims of domestic violence.
02/03/2011 To House Committee on Employment and Regulatory Affairs.
02/03/2011 Additionally referred to House Committee on Commerce.
02/03/2011 Additionally referred to House Committee on Rules.

AZ H 2594 Patterson (D)
Title: Family Leave Insurance
Status: Failed - Adjourned
Summary: Provides for a family leave insurance program to be administered by the Department of Economic Security; provides for eligibility and benefits, application procedures, the income tax treatment of such benefits, submittal of premiums by employers, the family leave insurance fund, and related matters.
02/07/2011 To House Committee on Commerce.
02/07/2011 Additionally referred to House Committee on Banking and Insurance.
02/07/2011 Additionally referred to House Committee on Rules.

Arkansas
 AR H 1024 English (R)
Title: Military Leaves of Absence
Status: Enacted
Summary: Relates to the leaves of absence and reemployment of military personnel called to active duty, including public school teachers, administrators, and noncertified personnel.
04/04/2011 Signed by Governor.
04/08/2011 Act No. 1164

AR S 858 Madison (D)
Title: Fathers and Adoption Notice
Status: Enacted
Summary: Relates to hearings on adoption petitions; requires that a notice of the filing of a petition be given to putative fathers; requires public and private employers to offer paternity and maternity leave for adoptive parents.
04/06/2011 Signed by Governor.
04/11/2011 Act No. 1235.

California

CA A 59 Swanson (D)
Title: Family and Medical Leave
Status: Pending - Carryover
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.
05/27/2011 In Assembly Committee on Appropriations: Held in committee.

CA A 325 Lowenthal B (D)
Title: Employee's Right to Bereavement Leave
Status: Vetoed
Summary: Prohibits an employer from refusing to grant a request by an employee to take up to 3 days of bereavement leave or to interfere with an employee from doing so. Authorizes an employee who has been discharged, disciplined, or discriminated against for exercising his or her right to bereavement leave to bring a civil action against their employer. Provides that provisions are not applicable to an employee who is covered by a collective bargaining agreement.
10/09/2011 Vetoed by Governor.

CA A 592 Lara (D)
Title: Employee: Leave: Interference, Restraint, and Denial
Status: Enacted
Summary: Makes it an unlawful employment practice for an employer to interfere with, restrain, or deny the exercise of, the attempt to exercise, any right provided an employee to take leave to bond with a child who was born to, adopted by, or placed for foster care with the employee, to care for an employee's parent, spouse, or child who has a serious health condition, because the employee is suffering from a serious health condition, or related to pregnancy, or a related medical condition.
10/09/2011 Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 678

CA A 804 Yamada (D)
Title: Unemployment Compensation: Disability Benefits
Status: Pending - Carryover
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.
05/27/2011 In Assembly Committee on Appropriations: Held in committee.

CA S 272 DeSaulnier (D)
Title: Leave of Absence: Organ Donation
Status: Enacted
Summary: Amends existing law that requires an employer to grant a leave of absence to an employee who is an organ donor or a bone marrow donor. Provides that the days of leave are business days rather than calendar days and that the one-year period is measured from the date the employee's leave begins and consists of 12 consecutive months. Provides that the leave of absence is not a break in the employee's continuous service.
08/01/2011 Signed by Governor.
08/01/2011 Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 147

CA S 299 Evans (D)
Title: Employment: Pregnancy or Childbirth Leave
Status: Enacted
Summary: Amends existing law that prohibits an employer from refusing to allow a female employee disabled by pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition to take a leave for a reasonable time of up to 4 months before returning to work. Prohibits an employer from refusing to maintain and pay for coverage under a group health plan for an employee who takes that leave. Provides that the collective bargaining agreement shall govern the continued receipt of health care coverage for state employers.
10/06/2011 Signed by Governor.
10/06/2011 Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 510.

Colorado
CO H 1153 Hullinghorst (D)
Title: Juror Service Courts
Status: Enacted
Summary: Concerns juror service; modifies requirements for juror service acknowledgments; makes conforming changes to provisions concerning employer compensation to jurors.
04/04/2011 Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 70.
Connecticut
CT H 5466 Lemar (D)
Title: Employers Provide Paid Sick Or Medical Leave
Status: Failed
Summary: Mandates employers provide paid sick or medical leave to employees; mandates that employers provide paid sick leave to employees.
03/15/2011 Failed Joint Favorable deadline.

CT H 5750 Luxenberg (D)
Title: Election Day a Legal Holiday
Status: Failed
Summary: Makes Election Day a legal holiday; makes Election Day a legal holiday and require private sector employees to give their employees time off to vote, in order to encourage greater participation in elections.
04/04/2011 Failed Joint Favorable deadline.

CT S 913 Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees
Title: Paid Sick Leave to Employees
Status: Enacted
Summary: Requires most employers that employ 50 or more people in the state to provide certain employees with paid sick leave accruing at a rate of one hour per 40 hours worked; provides paid sick leave to service workers who work in an occupation within federal Standard Occupational Classification System titles named in the bill and that are paid by the hour; provides the date for the earlies accrual of sick leave; provides the conditions under which the leave can be used; provides employer civil penalties.
07/01/2011 Signed by Governor.
07/01/2011 Public Act No. 11-52.

Delaware
 
District of Columbia
 
Florida
FL H 285 Harrell (R)
Title: Sick Leave for School District Employees
Status: Pending
Summary: Relates to sick leave for school district employees; authorizes district school system to provide policy allowing donation of accrued sick leave to any district employee.
10/17/2011 To House Committee on K-20 Competitiveness Subcommittee.
10/17/2011 Referred to House Committee on Pre-K - 12 Appropriations Subcommittee.
10/17/2011 Referred to House Committee on Education.
Georgia
GA H 432 Dempsey (R)
Title: Labor and Industrial Relations
Status: Pending - Carryover
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; provides for conditions to take leave; provides that retaliatory actions are unlawful; provides for related matters; repeals conflicting laws.
03/02/2011 To House Committee on Industrial Relations.
Guam
 
Hawaii

HI H 341 Takumi (D)
Title: Employment Practices
Status: Pending - Carryover
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.
04/07/2011 In Committee: Measure Deferred.

HI H 884 Oshiro M (D)
Title: Family Leave
Status: Pending - Carryover
Summary: Amends the family leave requirement to permit an employee to utilize family leave time to care for a sibling.
03/10/2011 To Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor.
03/10/2011 Subsequent referral set for: Senate Committee on Ways and Means.

HI H 1109 Keith-Agaran (D)
Title: Family Leave
Status: Pending - Carryover
Summary: Allows an employee with a family member in the U.S; armed Forces who is on active duty or notified of a call to active duty, to use family leave for certain activities for which an employee may take military family leave under federal law.
03/22/2011 From Senate Committee on Public Safety, Government Operations and Military Affairs: Do pass as amended.
03/22/2011 In Senate. Read second time. Committee amendment adopted. Senate Draft 1.
03/22/2011 To Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor.

HI S 889 Espero (D)
Title: Family Leave
Status: Pending - Carryover
Summary: Allows an employee with a family member in the U.S. Armed Forces who is on active duty or notified of a call to active duty, to use family leave for certain activities for which an employee may take military family leave under federal law.
01/24/2011 To Senate Committee on Public Safety, Government Operations and Military Affairs.

HI S 955 Chun Oakland (D)
Title: Family Leave
Status: Pending - Carryover
Summary: Amends the family leave requirement to permit an employee to utilize family leave time to care for a sibling.
01/24/2011 To Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor.

HI S 1076 Hee (D)
Title: Employment Practices
Status: Enacted
Summary: Relates to employment practices; 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; provides that after an employee uses three or more consecutive days of sick leave, an employer or labor organization may require the employee to provide written verification from a physician indicating that the employee was ill when the sick leave was used.
06/14/2011 Signed by Governor.
06/16/2011 Act No. 118.

Idaho
 
Illinois

IL H 2191 Sommer (R)
Title: Volunteer Emergency Worker Job Protection Act
Status: Pending
Summary: Amends the Volunteer Emergency Worker Job Protection Act; provides that no public or private employer may take disciplinary action against an employee who is a volunteer emergency worker because the employee, when acting as a volunteer worker, is absent from or late to his or her employment in order to respond to an emergency.
03/17/2011 Rereferred to House Committee on Rules.

IL H 2871 Hernandez (D)
Title: Healthy Workplace Act
Status: Pending
Summary: Creates the Healthy Workplace Act; requires an employer to provide an employee up to 7 sick days with pay during each 12-month period; provides that an employee may use the sick days care for physical or mental illness, injury, medical condition, professional medical diagnosis or care, or a medical appointment of the employee or a family member, contains provisions regarding accrual, certification, notice, responsibilities of employers, unlawful practices, powers and duties of the Department of Labor.
03/17/2011 Rereferred to House Committee on Rules.

IL H 3386 Rose (R)
Title: Disaster Service Volunteer Leave Act
Status: Enacted
Summary: Amends the Disaster Service Volunteer Leave Act and the Local Government Disaster Service Volunteer Act; provides that a disaster includes any disaster declared by proclamation of the Governor under a specific provision of the Emergency Management Agency Act.
08/12/2011 Signed by Governor.
08/12/2011 Public Act No. 345

IL H 3459 Fortner (R)
Title: Election Code
Status: Pending
Summary: Amends the Election Code; provides that when an employee is absent from work to serve as an election judge, the employer may not require an employee to use earned vacation time or any form of paid leave time to serve as an election judge.
05/13/2011 Rereferred to Senate Committee on Assignments.

IL S 127 Sandoval (D)
Title: Family and Medical Leave Act
Status: Pending
Summary: Creates the Family and Medical Leave Act; contains provisions similar to those in the federal Family and Medical Leave Act , except that it applies to a son-in-law, daughter-in-law, father-in-law, mother-in-law, domestic partner, or sibling who has a serious health condition, increases the leave allowed to 16 workweeks, and some of the provisions of the federal law pertaining to federal employees, federal matters, and the 2008 amendments have been omitted or changed.
04/08/2011 Rereferred to Senate Committee on Assignments.

IL S 128 Sandoval (D)
Title: Healthy Workplace Act
Status: Pending
Summary: Creates the Healthy Workplace Act; requires an employer to provide an employee up to 7 sick days with pay during each 12-month period; provides that an employee may use the sick days care for physical or mental illness, injury, medical condition, professional medical diagnosis or care, or a medical appointment of the employee or a family member; contains provisions regarding accrual, certification, notice, responsibilities of employers; unlawful practices, powers and duties of the Department of Labor.
04/08/2011 Rereferred to Senate Committee on Assignments.

Indiana
IN H 1167 Kersey (D)
Title: Employee Right to Parenting Time
Status: Failed - Adjourned
Summary: Relates to employee right to parenting time; requires the employer of a parent to provide parenting time to an employee parent if a court has ordered parenting time during the employee's regularly scheduled hours of employment; provides for enforcement by the commissioner of labor.
01/10/2011 Introduced.
01/10/2011 To House Committee on Family, Children and Human Affairs.
Iowa

IA H 196 Willems (D)
Title: Employee Leave
Status: Pending - Carryover
Summary: Provides employee leave by providing for time off and vacation leave; relates to payments for accrued vacation time and for accrued paid time off for all employees who are terminated or suspended; provides that current law requires an employer to pay accrued vacation pay to a terminated or suspended employee only if the employer has a policy, procedure, or contract that requires the employer to do so; defines "paid time off" as a benefit allowing an employee to take time off from work with pay without.
02/08/2011 In House Committee on Labor: Subcommittee assignments.

IA S 324 Sodders (D)
Title: Establishes a Family Disability Leave Benefits Law
Status: Pending - Carryover
Summary: Establishes a family disability leave benefits law which provides benefits to individuals who take unpaid time from work to provide care for a family member's disability or for certain other absences from work; provides that the law is administered by the Department of Workforce Development; defines family disability leave as unpaid leave for the birth of a child of the individual, the placement of a child with the individual in connection with the adoption of the child by the individual.
03/01/2011 In Senate Committee on Labor and Business Relations: Subcommittee assignments.

Kansas
 
Kentucky
 
Louisiana
 
Maine

ME H 926 Cotta (R)
Title: Tax Free Employee Illness Account
Status: Failed
Summary: Allows an employer to establish an illness account for employees who do not receive compensated sick leave; provides that both the employer and employee may contribute to the illness account up to an amount equal to one week of the employee's wages, and the employee may withdraw funds from the account equal to one hour of the employee's wages for every hour the employee is unable to perform the employee's duties due to illness.
05/17/2011 House adopts Majority Committee Report: Ought not to pass.
05/17/2011 Senate adopts Majority Committee Report: Ought not to pass.

ME LR 323 Beavers (D)
Title: Veterans and Employers
Status: Failed - Adjourned
Summary: Allows veterans who work for employers with more than 50 employees to take Veterans Day off with full pay.
01/26/2011 Assigned House Paper number 146 and LD 169

ME LR 730 Senator Craven
Title: Accrued Personal Leave Payment
Status: Failed - Adjourned
Summary: Requires an employer to pay for accrued personal leave upon cessation of employment.
03/04/2011 Assigned Senate Paper number 281 and LD 893

ME S 281 Craven (D)
Title: Personal Leave Policy
Status: Failed
Summary: Requires that an employer provide notice to an employee regarding whether the terms of employment include provisions for paid personal leave and whether upon cessation of employment accrued personal leave has the same status as wages earned. The notification may be accomplished by including in an employee handbook the policy on personal leave or by posting the policy on personal leave in a conspicuous common area in the place of employment.
05/03/2011 House adopts Majority Committee Report: Ought not to pass.

Maryland

MD H 1002 Rosenberg (D)
Title: Religious Beliefs
Status: Failed
Summary: Authorizes employees of specified employers to use specified leave for observance of religious beliefs under specified circumstances; establishes that an employer is not required to pay specified premium wages or benefits under specified circumstances; provides that an employee who uses leave under the Act must comply with the terms of a collective bargaining agreement or employment policy; provides a specified exemption for an undue hardship.
03/22/2011 From House Committee on Economic Matters: Reported unfavorably.

MD S 750 Manno (D)
Title: Religious Beliefs
Status: Failed - Adjourned
Summary: Authorizes employees of specified employers to use specified leave for observance of sincerely held religious beliefs under specified circumstances; establishes that an employer is not required to pay specified premium wages or benefits under specified circumstances; provides that an employee who uses leave under the Act must comply with the terms of a collective bargaining agreement or employment policy; provides a specified exemption for an undue hardship.
02/04/2011 Introduced.
02/04/2011 To Senate Committee on Finance.

Massachusetts

MA H 49 Cabral (D)
Title: Establishing a Paid Family Leave Program
Status: Pending
Summary: Relates to establishing a paid family leave program.
06/07/2011 In Joint Committee on Children, Families & Persons With Disabilities: Heard. Eligible for Executive Session.

MA H 534 Koczera (D)
Title: Unpaid Family and Medical Leave
Status: Pending
Summary: Provides unpaid family and medical leave.
07/14/2011 In Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development: Heard. Eligible for Executive Session.

MA H 1398 Khan (D)
Title: Employers to Grant a Minimum Number of Paid Sick Leave
Status: Pending
Summary: Requires employers to grant a minimum number of paid sick leave days for all employees.
07/14/2011 In Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development: Heard. Eligible for Executive Session.

MA H 1409 Walsh M (D)
Title: Parental Rights to Unpaid Family Leave
Status: Pending
Summary: Clarifies parental rights to unpaid family leave.
07/14/2011 In Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development: Heard. Eligible for Executive Session.

MA HD 601 Koczera (D)
Title: Providing Unpaid Family and Medical Leave
Status: Pending
Summary: Provides unpaid family and medical leave.
01/18/2011 Assigned House Bill No. 534

MA HD 701 Cabral (D)
Title: Establishing Paid Family Leave
Status: Pending
Summary: Establishes paid family leave.
01/19/2011 Assigned House Bill No. 49

MA HD 1047 Walsh M (D)
Title: Clarifying Parental Rights to Unpaid Leave
Status: Pending
Summary: Clarifies parental rights to unpaid leave.
01/19/2011 Assigned House Bill No. 1409

MA HD 1620 Khan (D)
Title: Paid Sick Days
Status: Pending
Summary: Establishes paid sick days.
01/20/2011 Assigned House Bill No. 1398

MA S 48 Joyce (D)
Title: Parental Leave
Status: Pending
Summary: Relates to parental leave.
03/01/2011 To Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons With Disabilities.

MA S 58 Montigny (D)
Title: Equal Benefits for All New Mothers
Status: Pending
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.
03/01/2011 To Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons With Disabilities.

MA S 930 Jehlen (D)
Title: Paid Sick Days
Status: Pending
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; establishes an outreach program.
07/14/2011 In Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development: Heard. Eligible for Executive Session.

MA SD 934 Jehlen (D)
Title: Parental Rights to Unpaid Leave
Status: Pending
Summary: Clarifies Parental Rights to Unpaid Leave.
01/21/2011 Assigned Senate Bill No. 1863

MA SD 1227 Joyce (D)
Title: Parental Leave
Status: Pending
Summary: Relates to parental leave.
01/21/2011 Assigned Senate Bill No. 48

MA SD 1242 Montigny (D)
Title: Shared Responsibility in Health Reform
Status: Pending
Summary: Relates to shared responsibility in health reform.
01/21/2011 Assigned Senate Bill No. 518

MA SD 1353 Creem (D)
Title: Safety of Victims of Domestic Violence
Status: Pending
Summary: Establishes employment leave and safety remedies to victims of domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault.
01/21/2011 Assigned Senate Bill No. 918

MA SD 1359 Petruccelli (D)
Title: Leave with Pay for Incapacitated Employees
Status: Pending
Summary: Relates to leave with pay for incapacitated employees.
01/21/2011 Assigned Senate Bill No. 1360

MA SD 1542 Fargo (D)
Title: Maternity Benefits for Teachers
Status: Pending
Summary: Relates to maternity benefits for teachers.
01/21/2011 Assigned Senate Bill No. 1298

MA SD 1834 Fargo (D)
Title: Family Friendly Employers
Status: Pending
Summary: Relates to family friendly employers.
01/21/2011 Assigned Senate Bill No. 926.

Michigan

MI H 4898 Ananich (D)
Title: Family Education Leave Act
Status: Pending
Summary: Creates family education leave act.
09/07/2011 Introduced.
09/07/2011 To House Committee on Commerce.

MI S 590 Gleason (D)
Title: Family Education Leave Act
Status: Pending
Summary: Creates the Family Education Leave Act.
09/07/2011 Introduced.
09/07/2011 To Senate Committee on Economic Development.

MI S 697 Gregory (D)
Title: Work Sharing Program
Status: Pending
Summary: Creates the work-sharing program; relates to an affected unit and an approved shared-work plan; provides that a fringe benefit means health insurance, retirement benefit received under a pension plan, a paid vacation day, a paid holiday, sick leave, or any other similar employee benefit provided by an employer; relates to participating employees whose hours of work are reduced under the shared-work plan; provides that an employer may apply to the unemployment agency for approval of such plan.
09/27/2011 Introduced.
09/27/2011 To Senate Committee on Economic Development.

Minnesota
MN S 1059 Limmer (R)
Title: Railroads
Status: Pending - Carryover
Summary: Relates to railroads; requires counseling for railroad employees following train accidents.
03/29/2011 Introduced.
03/29/2011 To Senate Committee on Transportation.
Mississippi

MS H 804 Gardner (D)
Title: Leave of Absence
Status: Failed
Summary: Requires certain employers to allow employees who have a relative ordered to active duty to take a leave of absence; provides guidelines for employees desiring to take a leave of absence; requires an employer, at an employee's expense, to continue the employee's health care benefits during a leave of absence; prohibits the refusal of public accommodations to persons on active duty who are under the age of 21.
02/01/2011 Died in committee.

MS S 2756 Stone (D)
Title: Volunteer Emergency Responder Job Protection
Status: Failed
Summary: Creates the Volunteer Emergency Responder Job Protection Act; provides that an employee shall not be terminated, demoted or in any other manner discriminated against because the employee, when serving as a volunteer emergency responder, is absent from the employee's place of employment; provides that the employment protection does not apply if the volunteer employee is absent for a period of more than 10 regular business days in a calendar year.
02/01/2011 Died in committee.

Missouri
MO H 422 Scharnhorst (R)
Title: Civil Air Patrol
Status: Failed - Adjourned
Summary: Requires that employees who are or may become members of the civil air patrol be granted a leave of absence by certain employers when performing civil air patrol duty or counter narcotics missions.
04/12/2011 To House Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.
Montana
MT D 1140 Vance (R)
Title: Workers' Voting Rights
Status: Failed - Adjourned
Summary: Affirms workers' voting rights; relates to labor and employment.
12/01/2010 Draft request received.
12/01/2010 Draft on Hold.
Nebraska
 
Nevada
 
New Hampshire
NH LSR 829 Gile (D)
Title: Paid Family Leave Program
Status: Failed
Summary: Relates to an employee-funded paid family leave program.
01/10/2011 Withdrawn from further consideration.
New Jersey

NJ A 779 Bramnick (R)
Title: Volunteer Fire Fighters Practices
Status: Pending
Summary: Requires employers to provide time off from work for members of certain volunteer organizations to respond to fires under certain conditions.
01/12/2010 To Assembly Committee on Law and Public Safety.

NJ A 1193 Rudder (R)
Title: Family Temporary Disability Leave
Status: Pending
Summary: Repeals law providing benefits for family temporary disability leave.
01/12/2010 To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NJ A 1200 Rudder (R)
Title: Family Temporary Disability Leave Insurance
Status: Pending
Summary: Delays implementation of paid family leave for two years.
01/12/2010 To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NJ A 1542 Lampitt (D)
Title: Sick Leave and Public Employees
Status: Pending
Summary: Limits payment upon retirement to $15,000 to local public officers and employees for accumulated sick leave.
01/12/2010 To Assembly Committee on Housing and Local Government.

NJ A 1612 O'Scanlon (R)
Title: Accumulated Sick Leave Prior to Retirement
Status: Pending
Summary: Restricts use of accumulated sick leave by public employees in year prior to retirement.
01/12/2010 To Assembly Committee on State Government.

NJ A 1741 Watson-Coleman (D)
Title: School Related Events Work Leave
Status: Pending
Summary: Authorizes eight hours of leave for parents and guardians from work for school-related events of children.
01/12/2010 To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NJ A 1980 Conaway (D)
Title: Special Needs Parents and Guardians Leave
Status: Pending
Summary: Authorizes leave for parents and guardians of children with special needs.
02/08/2010 Introduced.
02/08/2010 To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NJ A 2376 Rudder (R)
Title: Family Temporary Disability Leave Act
Status: Pending
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.
03/04/2010 Introduced.
03/04/2010 To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NJ A 2818 Quigley (D)
Title: Jury Duty
Status: Pending
Summary: Requires employers to pay their employees when serving on a jury.
06/10/2010 Introduced.
06/10/2010 To Assembly Committee on Judiciary.

NJ AR 31 Chiappone (D)
Title: Paid Veteran Day Holiday for Veterans
Status: Pending
Summary: Encourages private employers to provide veteran employees with paid holiday on Veterans' Day.
01/12/2010 To Assembly Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs.

NJ S 190 Scutari (D)
Title: Sick Leave Injury Program Termination
Status: Pending
Summary: Terminates sick leave injury program for certain State employees injured after January 1, 2007 or expiration of current collective negotiation agreement.
01/12/2010 To Senate Committee on State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation.

NJ S 1069 Turner (D)
Title: School District Employees
Status: Pending
Summary: Clarifies school district employees subject to statutory provisions concerning supplemental compensation for unused sick leave and vacation carry forward requirements.
02/04/2010 Introduced.
02/04/2010 To Senate Committee on Education.

NJ S 1273 Bucco AR (R)
Title: Vietnam Veterans of America Conventions
Status: Pending
Summary: Grants certain leaves of absence for Vietnam Veterans of America conventions.
09/23/2010 From Senate Committee on Military and Veterans' Affairs.
09/23/2010 To Senate Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

NJ S 2739 Van Drew (D)
Title: Sick Leave Injury Program for State Corrections
Status: Pending
Summary: Reinstates sick leave injury program for State corrections officers and juvenile justice officers under certain circumstances.
02/22/2011 Introduced.
02/22/2011 To Senate Committee on State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation.

New Mexico
 
New York

NY A 718 Dinowitz (D)
Title: Right to Absence for Jury Duty
Status: Pending
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.
03/23/2011 Amended on Assembly floor.

NY A 1368 Jeffries (D)
Title: Mandatory Leave of Absence for Donor Employees
Status: Pending
Summary: Provides mandatory leave of absence for employees in private business who are organ or bone marrow donors and insurance reimbursement to employers for wages.
01/05/2011 Introduced.
01/05/2011 To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NY A 2536 Meng (D)
Title: Parental Involvement Leave Act
Status: Pending
Summary: Enacts the "Parental Involvement Leave Act" requiring employers to grant employees up to 16 hours leave during any school year to attend school conferences or classroom activities related to the employee's child if the conference or activity cannot be scheduled during nonwork hours; defines "employer".
01/19/2011 Introduced.
01/19/2011 To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NY A 2734 Crouch (R)
Title: Members of the Civil Air Patrol
Status: Pending
Summary: Provides that members of the civil air patrol shall be entitled to paid leave for training, drill and sanctioned missions.
10/11/2011 Amended in Assembly Committee on Governmental Employees.

NY A 2947 Glick (D)
Title: Accrued and Available Sick Leave
Status: Pending
Summary: Allows employees to utilize accrued and available sick leave to provide care to immediate family, household members or domestic partners; defines relevant terms.
06/15/2011 From Assembly Committee on Rules.

NY A 3056 Perry (D)
Title: Maintenance of Health Benefits
Status: Pending
Summary: Provides employees with the opportunity to maintain health benefits through employer during approved unpaid leave of absence, as long as the employee continues to pay the employee contribution share through the employer.
01/21/2011 Introduced.
01/21/2011 To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NY A 3641 Miller J (R)
Title: No Parent Left Outside Act
Status: Pending
Summary: Enacts the "No Parent Left Outside" act requiring employers to grant employees up to 20 hours leave during any school year to attend school conferences or activities related to the employee's child if the conference or activity cannot be scheduled during nonwork hours; provides that such leave may not be taken unless the employee has exhausted all accrued leave and any leave that may be granted (except sick leave and disability leave).
01/26/2011 Introduced.
01/26/2011 To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NY A 4024 Camara (D)
Title: Provision of Paid Sick Leave to Employees
Status: Pending
Summary: Requires all employers to provide paid sick leave to employees.
02/01/2011 Introduced.
02/01/2011 To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NY A 4194 Lancman (D)
Title: Jury Service Non Retribution Act
Status: Failed
Summary: Enacts the "jury service non-retribution act"; provides an employee who is absent from employment to serve as a juror the right to bring a civil action against an employer who discharges or penalizes such employee; provides for a one year period of limitations for such action.
04/18/2011 Enacting clause stricken.

NY A 5306 Thiele (I)
Title: Employers to Authorize Work Absence for Firefighters
Status: Pending
Summary: Requires employers to authorize absence from or lateness to work if such absence or lateness was due to responding to an emergency as a volunteer firefighter or ambulance worker.
02/15/2011 To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NY A 5626 Murray (R)
Title: New York Working Soldiers Assistance Program
Status: Pending
Summary: Establishes the New York working soldiers' assistance program; provides a grant to private employers for paying employees currently in active duty in the military.
02/24/2011 Introduced.
02/24/2011 To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NY A 6289 Nolan (D)
Title: Workers Compensation Benefits
Status: Pending
Summary: Provides workers' compensation benefits for injury or sickness, pregnancy or family leave; applies to an employee and to family members taking family leave to care for an employee.
03/11/2011 To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NY A 6343 Gabryszak (D)
Title: Excused Leave for Breast Cancer Screening
Status: Pending
Summary: Repeals certain provisions relating to excused leave to undertake breast cancer screening and prostate cancer screening.
03/15/2011 Introduced.
03/15/2011 To Assembly Committee on Governmental Employees.

NY A 6531 Kolb (R)
Title: Family/Medical Leave Independent Savings Account
Status: Pending
Summary: Establishes the Family and Medical Leave Independent Savings Account Act; provides a tax credit for employee compensation deferred to such accounts.
03/21/2011 Introduced.
03/21/2011 To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NY S 1483 Parker (D)
Title: Parental Involvement Leave Act
Status: Pending
Summary: Enacts parental involvement leave act requiring employers to grant employees up to 16 hours leave to attend school conferences or classroom activities.
01/07/2011 Introduced.
01/07/2011 To Senate Committee on Labor.

NY S 1490 Parker (D)
Title: Paid Sick Leave Requirement
Status: Pending
Summary: Requires all employers to provide paid sick leave to employees.
01/07/2011 Introduced.
01/07/2011 To Senate Committee on Labor.

NY S 1609 Savino (D)
Title: Victims of Domestic Violence
Status: Pending
Summary: Relates to the entitlement to unpaid leave of absence for victims of domestic violence; permits victims of domestic violence to take an unpaid leave of absence for ninety days from employment to address on-going domestic violence; defines "address on-going domestic violence"; contains provision to protect the individual's job position and benefits.
01/10/2011 Introduced.
01/10/2011 To Senate Committee on Labor.

NY S 3305 Grisanti (R)
Title: Employers to Authorize Absence From Or Lateness to Work
Status: Pending
Summary: Requires employers to authorize absence from or lateness to work if such absence or lateness was due to responding to an emergency as a volunteer firefighter or ambulance worker.
02/15/2011 To Senate Committee on Labor.

NY S 5130 Saland (R)
Title: Employees Eligible for Funeral Leave
Status: Pending
Summary: Relates to definitions of employees eligible for funeral or bereavement leave; includes domestic partnerships to ensure that all those who were intended to be protected by this original legislation are in fact afforded bereavement benefits.
05/03/2011 Introduced.
05/03/2011 To Senate Committee on Codes.

NY S 5178 Carlucci (D)
Title: Tax Deduction for Organ Donation
Status: Pending
Summary: Provides a tax deduction of up to ten thousand dollars for any person who donates a human organ to another human being; provides job security for those individuals who miss work during the recovery period from a human organ donation.
05/03/2011 Introduced.
05/03/2011 To Senate Committee on Investigations and Government Operations.

North Carolina

NC H 223 Adams (D)
Title: Healthy Families and Paid Sick Days
Status: Pending
Summary: Provides for healthy families and healthy workplaces by ensuring that all workers have paid sick days to address their own health needs and the health needs of their families.
03/03/2011 Introduced.
03/03/2011 To House Committee on Commerce and Job Development.

NC S 558 McKissick (D)
Title: Healthy Families and Healthy Workplaces
Status: Pending
Summary: Provides for healthy families and healthy workplaces by ensuring that all workers have paid sick days to address their own health needs and the health needs of their families.
04/11/2011 Filed.
04/12/2011 Introduced.
04/12/2011 To Senate Committee on Rules and Operations of The Senate.

North Dakota
ND S 2138 Hogue (R)
Title: Employer's Payment of Accrued Time Off
Status: Enacted
Summary: Relates to an employer's payment for accrued paid time off; provides that an employer may withhold payments to employees who separate from employment voluntarily.
07/07/2011 Chapter Number 249.
Ohio
OH H 105 Murray (D)
Title: Domestic Violence Victims Rights
Status: Pending
Summary: Allows an employee who is a victim of domestic violence to take unpaid leave for purposes relating to the incident of domestic violence; allows an employee who is a victim of domestic violence to file a civil action against that employee's employer if the employer terminates the employee as a result of the employee taking unpaid leave for purposes relating to the incident of domestic violence; allows a tenant who is a victim of domestic violence to terminate a rental agreement.
02/22/2011 From House Committee on Rules and Reference: Recommended referral.
02/22/2011 To House Committee on Judiciary and Ethics.
Oklahoma
 
Oregon

OR H 2036 Roblan (D)
Title: Bureau of Labor and Industries
Status: Enacted
Summary: Clarifies application of statutes related to unlawful discrimination against persons with disabilities; gives Bureau of Labor and Industries authority to enforce provisions that allow employee to take leave to attend criminal proceeding; removes conflicting provisions related to authority of Bureau to enforce laws related to discriminatory practices; allows employer to make specified employment decisions based on credit history of certain applicants for public safety officer employment.
06/01/2011 Signed by Governor.
06/01/2011 Chaptered. Chapter No. 210

OR H 2454 Roblan (D)
Title: Average Salary of Public Employees Retirement System
Status: Failed - Adjourned
Summary: Eliminates use of accumulated unused vacation leave and unused sick leave in computation of final average salary for purposes of determining retirement benefit of member of Public Employees Retirement System; applies only to members who retire on or after effective date of Act; declares emergency, effective on passage.
01/21/2011 To House Committee on Business and Labor.

OR H 2850 Hunt (D)
Title: Family Leave
Status: Failed - Adjourned
Summary: Includes siblings as family members for purposes of family leave.
01/21/2011 To House Committee on Human Services.

OR H 2905 Doherty (D)
Title: Family Leave for Purposes of Academic Activities
Status: Failed - Adjourned
Summary: Requires granting family leave to employee for academic activities of employee's child in manner provided for other family leave; requires granting 18 hours of family leave for academic activities within any one-year period; requires employee to give notice of leave to employer; creates exceptions.
01/21/2011 To House Committee on Business and Labor.

OR H 3034 Olson (R)
Title: Jury Service
Status: Enacted
Summary: Provides that a judge or a clerk of court may defer jury service for a person more than once only for good cause; requires a person requesting a second deferral to provide a list of not fewer than 10 dates within a specified period on which a person would be able to commence jury duty; provides that an employer may not require an employee to use specified leave time for the time spent responding to the summons for jury duty and the employer must allow an employee to take leave without pay for time spent.
06/16/2011 Chaptered. Chapter No. 377

OR H 3122 House Business and Labor Committee
Title: Family Leave
Status: Failed - Adjourned
Summary: Establishes that employee who returns to work after taking family leave is entitled to be restored to available equivalent position instead of being restored to same position of employment held by employee before taking leave.
02/14/2011 To House Committee on Business and Labor.

OR H 3401 Dembrow (D)
Title: Task Force on Family Issues in the Workplace
Status: Failed - Adjourned
Summary: Establishes Work and Family Life Task Force; directs task force to study issues related to work and family life and report to appropriate interim committee of Legislative Assembly; authorizes task force to make recommendations for legislation; appropriates moneys in Wage Security Fund to Bureau of Labor and Industries for purposes of staff support for task force; sunsets task force February 4, 2013; declares emergency, effective on passage.
02/28/2011 To House Committee on Business and Labor.

OR S 2 Courtney (D)
Title: Holidays
Status: Failed - Adjourned
Summary: Requires employer to provide paid or unpaid time off for Veterans Day to employees who are veterans; provides exceptions; declares emergency, effective on passage.
05/10/2011 To House Committee on Veterans Affairs.

OR S 506 Boquist (R)
Title: Family Leave
Status: Failed - Adjourned
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; specifies that lease must be taken within a specified time period following or learning of the death of a family member.
04/22/2011 To House Committee on Business and Labor.

OR S 605 Rosenbaum (D)
Title: Family Leave
Status: Failed - Adjourned
Summary: Includes siblings as family members for purposes of family leave.
02/07/2011 To Senate Committee on Business, Transportation and Economic Development.

OR S 825 Rosenbaum (D)
Title: Task Force on Family Issues in the Workplace
Status: Failed - Adjourned
Summary: Establishes Work and Family Life Task Force; directs task force to study issues related to work and family life and report to appropriate interim committee of Legislative Assembly; authorizes task force to make recommendations for legislation; appropriates moneys in Wage Security Fund to Bureau of Labor and Industries for purposes of staff support for task force; sunsets task force February 4, 2013; declares emergency, effective on passage.
03/01/2011 To Senate Committee on General Government, Consumer and Small Business Protection.

Pennsylvania

PA H 118 Gibbons (D)
Title: Family Temporary Care Insurance
Status: Pending
Summary: Provides for family temporary care insurance; establishes the Temporary Care Fund in the state treasury; provides penalties for falsified medical condition of an employee to obtain family temporary care; requires publication of employee and employer contribution rate; provides that unpaid leave may be taken for birth, adoption or foster placement of a new child, to care for a seriously ill child, parent or spouse, or for the employee's own serious health condition.
10/13/2011 Introduced.
10/13/2011 To House Committee on Labor and Industry.

PA H 1207 Youngblood (D)
Title: Employment Leave for Domestic Violence Victims
Status: Pending
Summary: Requires certain employers to provide employment leave for victims of domestic violence; prohibits certain acts; prescribes penalties.
03/28/2011 Introduced.
03/28/2011 To House Committee on Labor and Industry.

PA H 1477 Gergely (D)
Title: Paid Sick Leave for Certain Employees
Status: Pending
Summary: Provides for paid sick leave for certain employees, including victims of domestic and sexual violence and individuals with ill family members; for duties of the Department of Labor and Industry and for enforcement; provides for accrual and use of paid sick leave; imposes a civil penalty.
05/05/2011 Filed.
05/05/2011 Introduced.
05/05/2011 To House Committee on Labor and Industry.

Puerto Rico

PR H 3371 Bonilla Cortes (PNP)
Title: Maternal Leave
Status: Pending
Summary: Relates to special leave with pay with respect to maternal or paternal grandmother in the public or private sector, for a term of five working days counted from the date of birth of grandchild to accompany a child or daughter, son or daughter during postnatal days.
05/09/2011 Introduced.

PR H 3674 Mendez Nunez (PNP)
Title: National Marrow Donor
Status: Pending
Summary: Amends Act 154 of 2000 to grant a license with pay to volunteer members invited to donate and that shall be registered with the National Marrow Donor.
10/14/2011 Introduced.

PR S 2269 Ortiz Ortiz (PPD)
Title: Employee Emergency Vacation Leave
Status: Pending
Summary: Authorizes the transfer, including employees of the same private sector company, of accrued leave for vacation; provides that any employee or an immediate family member suffers an emergency making it almost impossible for that the employee to perform their functions in a private entity for a considerable period.
09/14/2011 Introduced.

PR S 2351 Pena Ramirez (PNP)
Title: Working Mother Protection
Status: Pending
Summary: Amends Law 3 of 1942 known as the Law of Protection of Working Mothers for the purpose of extending protection to workers, mothers and fathers who adopt a child or girl, regardless of age.
10/17/2011 Introduced.

Rhode Island
 
South Carolina

SC H 3500 Pitts M (R)
Title: Law Enforcement Leave of Absence
Status: Pending
Summary: Provides that political subdivisions of this state employing full-time law enforcement officers shall grant a total of at least one hundred eighty days of paid administrative leave for an officer who suffers bodily injury when physically attacked while in the performance of official duties; provides that the paid administrative leave required by this section applies before the officer is required to use any sick leave.
01/27/2011 Introduced.
01/27/2011 To House Committee on Ways and Means.

SC H 3888 Smith Ja (D)
Title: State Employees Leave Transfer Program
Status: Pending
Summary: Provides that a leave donor under the state employees leave transfer program also may donate sick leave or annual leave, or both, to a specific leave recipient rather than to the leave pool account in the manner the human resource management division shall direct.
03/09/2011 Introduced.
03/09/2011 To House Committee on Ways and Means.

South Dakota
 
Tennessee

TN H 1137 Moore (D)
Title: Business and Commerce
Status: Failed
Summary: Requires employers to provide each employee who is a veteran with paid or unpaid holiday time off for Veterans' Day under certain circumstances.
03/17/2011 In House. Withdrawn from further consideration.

TN S 1880 Kyle (D)
Title: Parental Leave Rights
Status: Enacted
Summary: Urges employers, subject to the constraints and resources of their workplaces, to develop programs that permit their employees with children to take time from work to voluntarily participate in the educational and teaching process.
05/26/2011 Public Chaptered. Chapter No. 241

TN S 1996 Stewart E (D)
Title: Employees In Military Service
Status: Enacted
Summary: Relates to employees in military service; provides that all public employees and all private sector employees who are, or may become, members of the State Guard and Civil Air Patrol shall be entitled to an unpaid leave of absence from their respective duties, without loss of time, pay, regular leave or vacation, or impairment of efficiency rating, for all periods of service during which they are engaged in the performance of duty or training in the service of this state, under competent orders.
06/03/2011 Public Chaptered. Chapter No. 390

TN S 2149 Kelsey (R)
Title: Business and Commerce
Status: Pending - Carryover
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.
11/02/2011 Prefiled.

Texas

TX H 1178 Flynn (R)
Title: State Military Forces Employment Protection
Status: Enacted
Summary: Relates to employment protection for members of the state military forces and specialty license plates for female members of the armed forces; prohibits an employer from terminating the employment of an employee who is a member of the state military forces and is ordered to authorized training or duty by a proper authority; provides for administrative review and judicial enforcement of complaints.
09/14/2011 Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1281

TX H 1219 Miles (D)
Title: Employee Time Off Rights
Status: Failed - Adjourned
Summary: Relates to the right of an employee to time off from work if the employee or the employee's child is a victim of family violence or a violent felony offense.
03/01/2011 To House Committee on Economic and Small Business Development.

TX H 3229 Hernandez (D)
Title: Time Off from Work to Attend Court Proceedings
Status: Failed - Adjourned
Summary: Relates to the right of an employee who is a victim of a crime to time off from work to attend court proceedings related to that crime.
03/18/2011 To House Committee on Business and Industry.

TX S 64 Zaffirini (D)
Title: Employee Rights and Crime Victims
Status: Failed - Adjourned
Summary: Relates to the right of an employee who is a victim of a crime to time off from work to attend court proceedings related to that crime.
01/31/2011 To Senate Committee on Business and Commerce.

Utah
 
Vermont
VT H 356 Pearson (P)
Title: Employment Absences
Status: Pending - Carryover
Summary: Proposes to ensure that all workers in Vermont are able to take care of their own health and safety needs and those of their families by allowing employees to accrue a minimum number of paid hours annually so that workers can take paid time from work to address issues related to health care or safety for themselves or a family member.
02/25/2011 To House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs.
Virginia

VA H 2207 Comstock (R)
Title: Human Resource Management
Status: Failed
Summary: Removes the statutory formulas for calculating sick leave and family and personal leave for state employees; provides that the Department of Human Resource Management would establish the formulas for calculating state employee leave by policy.
02/08/2011 Left in committee.

VA H 2430 Filler-Corn (D)
Title: Leave for Employees
Status: Failed
Summary: Requires employers that are subject to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act to allow employees to take leave under certain circumstances beyond the scope of the federal act's requirements; provides that these additional circumstances are providing care for law-enforcement officers and firefighters and covered service members who are injured or incurred a serious illness in the line of duty; provides that and leave to arrange for or attend funeral or memorial services for a service member.
02/08/2011 Left in committee.

VA S 1305 Ruff (R)
Title: Virginia Sickness and Disability Program
Status: Failed
Summary: Opens enrollment into the Virginia Sickness and Disability Program between October 1, 2011, and January 1, 2012, for eligible employees not currently participating in the program; provides that any employee electing to participate in the program would convert his sick leave balances to additional retirement service credit on the basis of one month of service for each 173 hours of sick leave or disability credits on the basis of one hour of disability credit for each hour of sick leave.
02/08/2011 Left in committee.

Washington

WA H 1120 Sells (D)
Title: Implementation of the Family Leave Insurance Program
Status: Pending - Carryover
Summary: Delays the implementation of the family leave insurance program.
04/26/2011 2011 First Special Session Action.

WA H 1164 Liias (D)
Title: Child's Educational Activities
Status: Pending - Carryover
Summary: Provides leave from employment for participating in a child's educational activities.
04/26/2011 2011 First Special Session Action.

WA H 1189 Condotta (R)
Title: Family Leave Insurance Program
Status: Pending - Carryover
Summary: Eliminates the family leave insurance program.
04/26/2011 2011 First Special Session Action.

WA H 1828 Dickerson (D)
Title: Enforcement of Family Leave Violations
Status: Pending - Carryover
Summary: Modifies family leave provisions relating to the enforcement of leave violations by the Department of Labor and Industries; increases the amount assessed for certain violations.
04/26/2011 2011 First Special Session Action.

WA S 5091 Keiser (D)
Title: Implementation of the Family Leave Insurance Program
Status: Enacted
Summary: Delays the implementation of the family leave insurance program.
06/07/2011 1st Special Session Chapter No. 25

WA S 5263 Keiser (D)
Title: Enforcement of Family Leave Violations
Status: Pending - Carryover
Summary: Regards enforcement of family leave violations.
04/26/2011 2011 First Special Session Action.

WA S 5276 Holmquist (R)
Title: Family and Medical Leave Insurance Act
Status: Pending - Carryover
Summary: Repeals the family and medical leave insurance act.
04/26/2011 2011 First Special Session Action.

West Virginia
WV H 2053 Fleischauer (D)
Title: Paid Childbirth Leave for Higher Education Personnel
Status: Failed - Adjourned
Summary: Provides paid childbirth leave for higher education personnel.
01/12/2011 To House Committee on Education.

WV H 2770 Caputo (D)
Title: Flexible Leave Act
Status: Failed - Adjourned
Summary: Relates to the Flexible Leave Act; provides for the use of earned leave with pay for an illness in an employee's immediate family.
02/03/2011 From House Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business: Do pass as amended.
02/03/2011 To House Committee on Finance.

WV S 382 Wells (D)
Title: Leave of Absence for Members of the National Guard
Status: Enacted
Summary: Relates to activities for which members of the National Guard or armed forces reserve who are also public officials and employees are entitled to a leave of absence; sets the maximum number of hours eligible for leave in a calendar year; limits applicability to public officials and employees permanently employed.
05/04/2011 Act No. 131.

Wisconsin

WI S 8 Olsen (R)
Title: State Family and Medical Leave Law
Status: Pending
Summary: Relates to conforming the State Family and Medical Leave Law to the Federal Family and Medical Leave Law.
01/21/2011 Introduced.
01/21/2011 To Senate Committee on Labor, Public Safety, and Urban Affairs.

WI S 23 Vukmir (R)
Title: Employment Leave of Absence
Status: Enacted
Summary: Relates to preemption of city, village, town, or county ordinances requiring employers to provide employees with leave from employment to deal with family, medical, or health issues.
05/05/2011 Signed by Governor.
05/05/2011 Act No. 2011-16

WI A 12 a Kapenga (R)
Title: Employee Leave
Status: Failed
Summary: Relates to preemption of city, village, town, or county ordinances requiring employers to provide employees with leave from employment to deal with family, medical, or health issues.
09/28/2011 Failed to pass pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1.

Wyoming
 

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