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May 13, 2020

Newly Unveiled HEROES Act Includes Grant Program for Employers to Provide Premium Pay to Essential Workers

In addition to numerous provisions expanding paid leave and unemployment benefits, the newly introduced HEROES Act would create a program enabling employers to provide premium pay to essential workers during the COVID-19 crisis.

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May 12, 2020

Key Legislation Emerging from Maryland and Local Ordinances to Remember

It is safe to say that spring 2020 will not soon be forgotten. While the COVID-19 pandemic dominated the news and the attention of federal and state governments alike, the Maryland General Assembly passed several new laws affecting the workplace.

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May 12, 2020

Despite Pandemic, Chicago’s Fair Workweek Ordinance to Take Effect as Scheduled

The Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance, set to take effect on July 1, requires covered employers to provide advance notice of work schedules to their covered employees, and to pay additional wages if posted schedules are changed within a certain time period.

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April 28, 2020

Amendments to New York’s Wage Theft Prevention Act Includes New Notice Obligations

On April 3, 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the 2020-2021 state budget bills, which include several amendments to New York’s Wage Theft Prevention Act (WTPA).

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April 28, 2020

Employees Catch a (Meal) Break from the Oregon Supreme Court

On April 23, 2020, the Oregon Supreme Court declined to review a ruling by the Oregon Court of Appeals in which employers were held to a standard of “strict liability” for failing to ensure that non-exempt employees take their full 30-minute meal breaks.

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April 23, 2020

Virginia Increases its Minimum Wage to $12.00 per Hour by 2023

On April 22, 2020, during a special legislative session, the Virginia General Assembly voted to approve Governor Ralph Northam’s proposed amendment to a bill that will increase the Commonwealth’s minimum wage to $12.00 per hour by January 1, 2023.

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April 13, 2020

Notable Amendments Made to New York’s Wage Parity Law Will Affect Home Health Care Employers

On April 3, 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the 2020-2021 state budget bills, part of which amended the Home Health Care Worker Wage Parity Law.

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April 10, 2020

Massachusetts Court Provides Guidance on Joint Employer Liability and the Scope of the Outside Salesperson Exemption

In Jinks v. Credico (USA) LLC (March 31, 2020), Judge Kenneth Salinger in the Business Litigation Session of the Massachusetts Superior Court provided guidance on two important wage and hour issues.

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March 26, 2020

A COVID-19 Guide for Employers in the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia)

Employers of all sizes are facing unforeseen challenges because of the ongoing public health pandemic resulting from the spread of COVID-19. This Insight discusses how the governments in DC, Maryland, and Virginia are responding.

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