On December 7, 2018, the New York Department of Labor (NYDOL) proposed a new set of “predictable scheduling” regulations in an effort to discourage on-call shifts and require employers to pay employees for cancelled shifts.
Among the approximately 1,000 bills signed by California Governor Brown last month was Assembly Bill 1654, which allows a class of employees to waive the remedies created by the Private Attorney General Act of 2004 (PAGA).
In his first two speeches after taking over as Acting Director of the OFCCP, Craig Leen emphasized a commitment to the rule of law and promised to provide contractors with clear guidance and transparent enforcement processes.
On July 30, 2018, the governor of Puerto Rico signed Executive Order No. 2018-033, increasing the minimum wage for construction workers and requiring the use of project labor agreements in government-funded construction projects.
On April 18, 2018, in another step signaling increased transparency for federal contractors, OFCCP issued a release describing its methodology for selecting and scheduling federal contractors for audit in 2018.