John Litchfield is an associate and litigation attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP. His primary practice includes counseling clients on a wide range of employment-related matters, including disability accommodations, family and medical leave issues, wage and hour compliance, and other state and federal employment laws.
As if the start-again, stop-again saga with the U.S. Department of Labor’s rules increasing the minimum salary threshold for exempt workers wasn’t confusing enough, one state has changed its own rules.
Chicago's recent PTO ordinance is only the latest example of a nationwide trend to mandate that employers provide paid time off to employees to care for themselves or their families — a trend certain to continue and expand.
Commentary: Employee wellness programs are popular and help employers keep their health insurance costs down, but paying keen attention to this changing area of the law will keep employers out of the weeds and help create a healthier workforce.