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October 11, 2021

Here We Go Again! California's Latest Crop of Employment Laws

California is at it again – adopting a host of new labor and employment laws that will further regulate and complicate business operations in the Golden State. This article briefly summarizes the new laws, most of which take effect on January 1, 2022.

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October 7, 2021

Producers of Creative Work Beware

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently held that the creator of The Friday the 13th screenplay could terminate his copyright grant to Horror Inc. (the producer of the movie franchise) and reclaim it.

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September 30, 2021

New York City Passes Sweeping Set of Bills Aimed at Delivery Drivers and Hotel Workers

The New York City Council, on September 23, 2021, approved a set of bills that could significantly affect the working conditions of hotel workers and delivery drivers.

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September 7, 2021

Another Privacy Headache for California: Court of Appeal Ruling Will Slow Down Criminal Background Checks Throughout California

Companies that hire employees and engage independent contractors in California should brace for a significant slowdown in background checks that include criminal record searches in California state courts.

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August 13, 2021

Ninth Circuit Holds TCPA Prohibits Pre-Recorded Recruiting Calls to Cell Phones Without Prior Express Consent

Staffing companies and employers using all tools at their disposal to recruit workers may face increased risk following the Ninth Circuit’s recent opinion in Loyhayem v. Fraser Financial.

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July 12, 2021

Tightening the Vise: N.J. Further Expands Power to Thwart Employee Misclassification

N.J. Governor Murphy signed a package of bills expanding the power of the Department of Labor and Workforce Development to enforce state wage, benefit and tax laws, and enhancing penalties for employers that misclassify workers as independent contractors.

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June 28, 2021

New York Governor Signs Legislation Establishing Mandatory Staffing Committees for NY Hospitals

On June 22, 2021, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation (S.1168-A / A.108-B) requiring the establishment of clinical staffing committees in general hospitals.

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June 9, 2021

July is the New January: A Post-Pandemic Look at Emerging Labor and Employment Law Trends

The pandemic seems not to have slowed down state and local lawmakers. Indeed, over 100 new labor and employment laws and ordinances are scheduled to take effect between July 1, 2021 and November 1, 2021.

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June 4, 2021

President's FY 2022 Budget Proposal Boosts Labor and Employment Funding

President Biden released his $6 trillion budget proposal for the 2022 fiscal year. While final spending decisions are decided by Congress, the president’s budget submission typically provides a general idea of where the administration's priorities lie.

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May 14, 2021

DOL Withdraws Independent Contractor Regulations, Meaning More Uncertainty for Employers

The DOL formally withdrew final regulations which set forth, for the first time by way of an APA rulemaking, the analysis the DOL would use to determine whether a worker was an employee or independent contractor under the FLSA.

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