Sick Leave Issues and the NLRA for Non-Union Employees


Thursday, June 4, 2015


Michael Soltis and Mike Heckle, Jackson Lewis and Michelle Cubbon, Pernod-Ricard USA


Blyth Inc.
1 E. Weaver St.
Greenwich, CT
United States


call: 203-461-9004; email:


members; in-house collegues, HR & sponsors: $75


8:30 am - 2:15 pm

CLE Credits:


Managing employee leaves is regularly recognized as one of the most challenging employment law issues for employers. Paid sick leave (PSL) laws add to that challenge.

  • The number of PSL laws has grown rapidly. A year ago, 8 jurisdictions had enacted PSL laws; today, there are 20.  And more are coming!
  • 3 states (CT, CA and MA), 16 cities and the District of Columbia have enacted PSL laws.
  • The PSL challenge for employers has nothing to do with the social question of whether or not they should offer paid sick days. The challenge is the proliferation of federal and state leave and attendance laws and how they interact with each other.
  • In this seminar, we will discuss the structure and substance of these PSL laws, and discuss options for employers to comply with them and to integrate them into a leave management program and
  • Employer's ability to obtain and use medical documentation to support sick employees
The NLRA applies to all employers – not just those with unions.  Specifically, section 7 of the NLRA protects employees’ rights to discuss terms and conditions of their employment.  We will discuss recent decisions from the NLRB  where it has interpreted Section 7 broadly to invalidate several important employer policies, such as social media and confidential information, and what these decision mean for your organization.