On October 7, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) released Frequently Asked Questions under the recent Executive Order 13950 regarding diversity and inclusion programs for federal contractors.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued an emergency order prohibiting certain gatherings and mandating masks, partially filling the gap created by the Michigan Supreme Court’s opinion nullifying COVID-19 executive orders.
On October 2, 2020, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that the Emergency Powers of the Governor Act of 1945 (EPGA), was an unconstitutional delegation of power by the legislative branch to the administrative branch.
On September 29, 2020, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed New York City Council Int. No. 2032-A, which largely brings the New York City Earned Safe and Sick Time Act into alignment with state law.
On September 30, 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding an employer’s obligation to report to OSHA cases of work-related COVID-19.
The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry published its final rule to substantially increase the salary threshold for qualifying as an exempt Executive, Administrative and Professional (EAP) employee under the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act.