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September 22, 2020

DOL Releases Proposed Regulation on Independent Contracting

On September 22, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released a long-anticipated proposed rule addressing when a worker is an employee or independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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September 22, 2020

DOL Provides Enforcement Reprieve for Certain Seasonal Establishments Coping with COVID-19

On September 15, 2020, the DOL assured existing, seasonal-based establishments they could engage in alternative activities to cope with the financial fallout from COVID-19, without losing their minimum wage and overtime exemption.

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September 22, 2020

The Littler European Employer COVID-19 Survey Report

The survey report covers a range of additional legal and HR matters impacting European companies, including issues specific to employers in the UK, Germany, France and Italy.

Littler Report
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September 22, 2020

Ontario: Requirements for Mandatory Policies, Training and Postings

Employers with employees in Ontario often ask about legislative requirements under various employment statutes, including mandatory policies, training and postings.

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September 21, 2020

Ontario, Canada: Court Considers Employee’s Entitlement to Commissions “Booked and Billed” after Termination but During Reasonable Notice Period

A recent Ontario Superior Court decision clarified whether an employee was entitled to commissions that were “booked and billed” after his job termination, but during his reasonable notice period.

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September 21, 2020

Bouncing Back: A List of Statewide Return to Work Protocols

Government officials across the country are easing up on stringent business closures. The chart below provides links to reopening plans and orders that have been issued thus far, at the statewide level.

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September 18, 2020

COVID-19 Labor & Employment Litigation Tracker

Since March 12, there have been 739 lawsuits (including 77 class actions) filed against employers due to alleged labor and employment violations related to the coronavirus.

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September 18, 2020

Philadelphia Pandemic Laws Require Additional Paid Leave for Employees and Gig Workers, Other Pay and Benefits for Healthcare Workers

On September 17, 2020, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Mayor Jim Kenney signed File Number 200303, an amendment to the city's generally applicable paid sick and safe time law, the Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces Ordinance (PHFWO).

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September 18, 2020

Pennsylvania Federal Judge Finds Governor Wolf’s Pandemic Restrictions Unconstitutional

Pennsylvania’s gathering limitations, business shutdown and stay-at-home orders violate the United States Constitution, according to a federal judge in the Western District of Pennsylvania, who enjoined enforcement of those orders on September 14, 2020.

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September 18, 2020

California AB 685 Imposes New Notice and Reporting Obligations for COVID-19 Workplace Exposure

On September 17, 2020, California doubled down on its efforts to keep non-remote employees safe from COVID-19 exposure. Governor Newsom signed AB 685, new legislation that allows the state to track COVID-19 cases in the workplace more closely.

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