Emergency legislation brings new employer mandates

On March 18, the U.S. Senate approved the final versions of an Emergency Family and Medical Leave Act and Paid Sick Leave Act.  Both were signed by President Trump and will be effective no later than April 2, 2020. 

The Emergency Family and Medical Leave Act applies to all employers with fewer than 500 employees. 

Under the new law, employers are required to provide up to 12 weeks of job-protected FMLA to employees who have been employed for at least 30 days. This leav...

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Stuart M. Katz is a principal of Cohen and Wolf and chair of the firm's Litigation group. He is a member of the firm's Employment & Labor practice group, and chairs the firm's Diversity & Inclusion committee. Stuart represents employers of all sizes in defending discrimination and harassment suits and litigating restrictive covenant, breach of contract, business tort and wage claims. He has been named "Lawyer of the Year" for Employment Law (Management) (2018) and for Employment Law (Individuals) (2016) by the Best Lawyers in America, for the Stamford, Connecticut metro area. He routinely provides guidance to employers and employees regarding personnel policies, handbooks and employee discipline.