Domestic Violence and the Workplace

Leave: Paid Sick Leave

Description: 

Relates to employment and sick days. Provides an employee who works in the state for a specified period during a calendar is entitled to paid sick days which shall be accrued according to a specified formula. Requires employers to provide sick leave for health conditions of the employee or the employee's family member, or leave related to domestic violence or sexual assault. Prohibits related employer discrimination or retaliation. Exempts employees covered under collective bargaining agreements.

Date: 
February 27, 2009
Number: 
AB 1000
Bill Sponsor: 
Ma and Skinner
Retrieved: 
LexisNexis State Capital, February 2009
Type: Bill or Statute: 
Bill
State: 
CA

Leave: Paid Sick Leave

Description: 

All employees shall be entitled to earn up to a minimum of 7 paid sick days per year; paid sick days are provided for the care of the employee, the employee's family or for issues related to domestic violence.

Date: 
January 19, 2009
Number: 
HB 1815
Bill Sponsor: 
Khan
Retrieved: 
LexisNexis State Capital, February 2009
Type: Bill or Statute: 
Bill
State: 
MA

Leave: Paid Sick Leave

Description: 

All employees shall be entitled to earn up to a minimum of 7 paid sick days per year; paid sick days are provided for the care of the employee, the employee's family or for issues related to domestic violence.

Date: 
January 19, 2009
Number: 
SB 688
Bill Sponsor: 
Jehlen
Retrieved: 
LexisNexis State Capital, February 2009
Type: Bill or Statute: 
Bill
State: 
MA

Leave: Paid Sick Leave

Description: 

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; provides paid sick days for issues related to domestic violence.

Date: 
March 11, 2009
Number: 
SB 534
Bill Sponsor: 
Dorsett
Retrieved: 
LexisNexis State Capital, February 2009
Type: Bill or Statute: 
Bill
State: 
NC

Part-Time Work

Description: 

Relates to unemployment compensation, to provide for an alternative base period for purposes of calculating eligibility; makes persons seeking part- time work and persons who leave employment for domestic violence reasons eligible for benefits; provides up to an additional 26 Weeks of unemployment compensation to persons receiving approved training who have exhausted their eligibility.

Date: 
April 10, 2009
Number: 
HB 688
Bill Sponsor: 
Page
Retrieved: 
LexisNexis State Capital, February 2009
Type: Bill or Statute: 
Bill
State: 
AL

Family Leave / Domestic Violence

Description: 

Grants an employee domestic abuse leave without interference under the Promoting Financial Independence for Victims of Domestic Abuse Act; retaliation against an employee for using domestic abuse leave is prohibited.

Date: 
April 16, 2009
Number: 
Chapter No. 2009-14, SB 68
Bill Sponsor: 
NULL
Retrieved: 
LexisNexis State Capital, February 2009
Type: Bill or Statute: 
Statute
State: 
NM

Leave: Paid Sick Leave

Description: 

Relates to employment; establishes minimum standards of sick leave for certain workers; to ensure that all working Minnesotans can addresss their health needs and the needs of their families and to permit victims of domestic abuse to address needs directly related to the violence or abuse; provides civil penalties.

Date: 
February 9, 2009
Number: 
HB 612
Bill Sponsor: 
Lesch
Retrieved: 
LexisNexis State Capital, February 2009
Type: Bill or Statute: 
Bill
State: 
MN

Leave: Paid Sick Leave

Description: 

Relates to employment; establishes minimum standards of sick leave for certain workers; to ensure that all working Minnesotans can addresss their health needs and the needs of their families and to permit victims of domestic abuse to address needs directly related to the violence or abuse; provides civil penalties.

Date: 
February 6, 2009
Number: 
SB 461
Bill Sponsor: 
Anderson E
Retrieved: 
LexisNexis State Capital, February 2009
Type: Bill or Statute: 
Bill
State: 
MN

Leave: Paid Sick Leave

Description: 

Mandates employers provide paid sick leave to employees; requires employers with fifty or more employees provide six paid sick days to their employees for use for the employee's sickness, the employee's child's sickness, or to deal with sexual assault or family violence issues.

Date: 
January 27, 2009
Number: 
HB 6187
Bill Sponsor: 
Joint Labor and Public Employees
Retrieved: 
LexisNexis State Capital, February 2009
Type: Bill or Statute: 
Bill
State: 
CT

Leave: Family Leave

Description: 

Relates to the entitlement to unpaid leave of absence for victims of domestic violence; adds new article to the Labor Law; permits victims of domestic violence to take an unpaid leave of absence from employment to address on-going domestic violence.

Date: 
January 2, 2009
Number: 
AB 438
Bill Sponsor: 
John
Retrieved: 
LexisNexis State Capital, February 2009
Type: Bill or Statute: 
Bill
State: 
NY
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