Recent amendments to the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave law (PFML) now allow employees to supplement their weekly PFML benefit amount with accrued paid leave (vacation, sick time, PTO, etc.).
The DOL issued guidance to field staff on the prohibition against the shipment of “hot goods,” found in Section 212(a) of the FLSA, and how the provision can be used as an enforcement tool for child labor violations.
On October 7, 2023, Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed proposed bill SB 403, which sought to ban discrimination based on caste under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Unruh Civil Rights Act, and California Education Code.
A little more than a year after a U.S. Army veteran kept his case alive at the Supreme Court, a Texas jury voted unanimously to award him $2.49 million on the claim that his former employer failed to accommodate his service-connected disabilities.
On August 8, 2023, Puerto Rico’s government enacted Act No. 88-2023, known as the “Puerto Rican Military Code of the 21st Century.” This new law addresses an armed forces member’s entitlement to protected military leave and reinstatement rights.