Just when Texas employers thought they were getting a reprieve from mandatory compliance with three separate municipal paid sick leave ordinances, the Texas Legislature failed to pass a bill to preempt all such ordinances from taking effect.
Every year, there are numerous state laws and local ordinances that take effect after the first of the year - and 2019 is no exception. This article summarizes key labor and employment laws and ordinances that become effective in the next few months.
As we sip champagne reflecting on the first anniversary of the effective date of the European General Data Protection Regulation, we consider the obligations, and four key compliance steps, that employers should bear in mind.
On June 10, 2019, Alabama enacted the state’s first wage equity law. The Clarke-Figures Equal Pay Act (CFEPA) mimics, in large portion, the federal Equal Pay Act (EPA), but includes race as a protected classification in addition to sex.
In a statement issued from Beacon Hill on June 11, 2019, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, along with state house and senate leadership, announced that they agreed to implement a three-month delay to the state Paid Family and Medical Leave program.
Through the recent passage of Senate Bill No. 119, the Nevada Legislature further expanded mandatory safety training — this time to now include employees performing work at sites primarily used for trade shows, conventions and related activities.