On May 11, 2012, another bill (A2866) was introduced seeking to amend the New Jersey Family Leave Act to provide covered employees up to 48 hours of additional leave time (in increments as short as two hours) during any 12-month period. Covered employees may use this additional leave time to attend or participate in their child’s school functions or activities (such as theatrical productions, sporting events, classroom observations, parent-teacher conferences, and other meetings concerning the employee’s child) or to accompany the child to routine medical or dental appointments. In January 2012, the Assembly introduced a bill (A1421) that would provide for similar leave, but much less – only up to eight hours per year. (For a discussion of this bill, see the March 2012 issue of the New Jersey eAuthority.)
On Tuesday, May 5, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it had sent its draft proposed part 541 overtime regulations to the Office of the Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) at the Office of Management and Budget for review.
On July 16, 2020, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published new efforts to improve management of leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA).
On July 19, 2022, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced the launch of a statewide confidential hotline for complaints of workplace sexual harassment. The hotline was provided under Senate Bill No. S812B, which Governor Hochul signed into law on March 16, 2022, as part of a legislative package enacted to address sexual harassment in the workplace.