For Immediate Release
Washington, DC – The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) today submitted written testimony on paid sick leave legislation in Senate Bill 196 (SB 196) to the Nevada Senate Committee on Commerce, Labor, and Energy.
ERIC is the only national association that advocates exclusively for large employers on health, retirement, and compensation public policies at the state, federal, and local levels. ERIC members are the nation’s largest employers –many have employees living and working in Nevada– and strive to provide high-quality paid sick leave policies to their employees.
ERIC’s testimony focused on ensuring large employers, who largely already meet or exceed the requirements of (SB 196), do not experience a drastic increase in administrative burden of operating paid sick leave policies. ERIC asked that our members be allowed to maintain uniformity and continuity across state lines by:
- Not being required to modify existing policies that provide employees equivalent, if not better, paid sick leave than the proposed legislation;
- Ensuring legislation clearly defines whether an employee is subject to the rule by defining primary place of employment;
- Not being required to provide for carryover of unused paid sick leave that has accrued; and
- Easing any compliance burdens that frustrate or create unnecessary administrative hurdles.
“It is important that ERIC members –many of whom operate in multiple states –are able to provide uniform leave for all employees, no matter their location,” said Will Hansen, Senior Vice President of Retirement and Compensation Policy, ERIC. “Our members should not be punished with additional administrative burdens if they already meet or exceed Nevada’s paid sick leave standards.”