Philadelphia's Fair Workweek Employment Standards Ordinance, effective January 1, 2020, imposes significant hiring, scheduling, and compensation duties on large retail, hospitality and food service businesses.
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.
The DOL has issued six new opinion letters addressing various matters under the federal FLSA and FMLA, and announced the formation of an Office of Compliance Initiatives to strengthen employer compliance assistance.
With the growth of the Alt-Right and other hate groups, business owners face increased challenges to uphold values of diversity, ensure employee and customer safety, and protect their brand from association with customers’ possible bigotry.
The new Massachusetts “grand bargain” legislation gradually phases out the requirement that retailers pay time-and-a-half for work on Sundays or certain holidays. However, this phase-out has a hidden complication.