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September
20
ASAP

Department of Labor Issues Notice of 2017 Minimum Wage Increase for Federal Contractors

On September 20, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor published a notice of the minimum wage rate to be paid, beginning January 1, 2017, to workers performing on or in connection with federal contracts covered by Executive Order 13658.
  • Government Contractors
  • Affirmative Action/OFCCP Compliance
  • Wage and Hour

September
7
ASAP

California Legislative Update: It's Now Up To The Governor

The California Legislature completed its substantive legislative work for the year in the very early morning hours of Thursday, September 1, 2016, with the usual frenetic, last-minute flurry of bill-passing,
  • Workplace Policy Institute
  • Legislative and Regulatory Practice
  • Wage and Hour

August
24
ASAP

Agencies Release Final Rule on “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order

On August 24, 2016, the Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (FAR Council) released the final rule implementing the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order (EO),
  • Workplace Policy Institute
  • Government Contractors
  • Affirmative Action/OFCCP Compliance

August
10
ASAP

Seattle Ballot Initiative Targets Hotel Industry

Seattle Initiative 124 would impose new and significant health and safety, healthcare, and hiring requirements on the City’s hotel industry.
  • Workplace Policy Institute
  • Legislative and Regulatory Practice
  • Staffing and Contingent Workers

July
27
ASAP

California Legislative Update: Heading Into The 2016 Session's Final Month

The California Legislature will return from its July recess on August 1, and will devote that month to final consideration of legislation for 2016.
  • Workplace Policy Institute
  • Legislative and Regulatory Practice

July
8
ASAP

DOL Rule Imposes Significant Increases in Penalties for Employee Benefit Plan Violations

On June 30, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued an interim final rule that significantly increases various penalties under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”).
  • Employee Benefits
  • Legislative and Regulatory Practice
  • Workplace Policy Institute

July
1
ASAP

New DOL "White Collar" Overtime Exemptions Rule to be Put on Hold in Puerto Rico Under PROMESA

On June 30, 2016, President Obama signed the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (S. 2328), commonly known as “PROMESA.”
  • Wage and Hour
  • Legislative and Regulatory Practice
  • Workplace Policy Institute

June
30
ASAP

OSHA Penalties Increase by 78.156% Effective August 1, 2016

OSHA's new interim final rule will raise citation penalties for the first time in 25 years.
  • Workplace Safety and Health (OSHA & MSHA)
  • Legislative and Regulatory Practice
  • Workplace Policy Institute

June
27
ASAP

Texas District Court Issues Nationwide Injunction Blocking the Department of Labor’s Persuader Rule

On June 27, 2016, the District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a nationwide injunction enjoining the DOL's Persuader Rule.
  • Labor Management Relations
  • Workplace Policy Institute

June
17
ASAP

Oregon's Bureau of Labor and Industries Issues Minimum Wage Rules

On June 15, 2016, Oregon's Bureau of Labor and Industries issued its much-anticipated administrative rules to implement the state's new geographically-tiered minimum wage hike.
  • Wage and Hour
  • Legislative and Regulatory Practice
  • Workplace Policy Institute

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