The federal government recently released its unified federal regulatory agenda–the document that outlines regulatory and deregulatory actions agencies expect to take in coming months. Issues involving labor and employment featured prominently on the list.
San Francisco has enacted an emergency ordinance that requires certain employers to provide written notice when layoffs occur, grants reemployment rights, and prohibits discrimination against employees who experience a family care hardship.
On July 2, 2020, OFCCP issued a final rule amending its regulations to confirm the agency lacks jurisdiction over health care providers whose sole government contract is based on the providers’ participation in TRICARE.
On July 1, 2020, the Puerto Rico State Insurance Fund Corporation (“SIF”) announced the automatic extension of the deadline for employers to file the Payroll Statement for fiscal year 2020-2021, from July 20 to August 4, 2020.
In May, the Dutch government extended until October 1, 2020, the economic relief package related to the coronavirus crises, known as the NOW 2.0 scheme. The rules for NOW 2.0 have since been announced.
On June 25, 2020, the New York agencies issued new guidance, titled New York State Department of Health and New York State Department of Labor Guidance on Use of COVID-19 Sick Leave for Health Care Employers.