Is Paid Sick Time required?

Is paid Sick Time mandatory? Neither federal law nor any state law requires a private employer to provide employees with sick pay.  The only exception currently is Connecticut, which starts a new madatory sick leave for Service Workers (please see the CT Dept of Labor website for details on who qualifies as a service worker- see …

Continue reading Is Paid Sick Time required?

What is an OSHA Form 300 and why do I have to post it?

Required posting of injury report.  All employers with 10 or more employees must post an OSHA Form 300a in a prominent area at their facilities.  This form reports all of your workplace injuries for last year.  Certain low-hazard industries have partial exemption from some of the OSHA reporting requirements.  (Determined by your SIC code, but mainly includes retail, …

Continue reading What is an OSHA Form 300 and why do I have to post it?

Must I give an employee Sick Leave?

Is paid Sick Time mandatory? Neither federal law nor any state law requires a private employer to provide employees with sick pay.  (There are a few local exceptions- see below)  However, you may be required to provide employees unpaid time off, depending on your company's size and location.  Federal regulations require that employers with 50 or …

Continue reading Must I give an employee Sick Leave?