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August 5, 2021

West Hollywood, California Adopts Comprehensive Hotel Worker Ordinance with Right to Recall

Over the past few years, cities have started to implement workplace regulation, an area previously reserved to federal and state governments. The hotel industry, which often is one of the primary drivers of a local economy, has been a particular focus.

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August 4, 2021

The Key to NYC: Only Vaccinated Employees and Patrons Are Given a Free Pass

On August 3, 2021, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the nation’s first vaccine mandate applying not only to employees, but also patrons of indoor dining facilities, indoor fitness facilities, and indoor entertainment facilities.

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July 22, 2021

Maine Legislative Update: Back to Work Incentives, Ban the Box, Tip Minimum, and Other Developments Affecting Employers

In a special session that ended on July 19, 2021, the Maine legislature enacted several new laws that will significantly impact almost all employers in the Pine Tree state. This article briefly summarizes key measures considered this session.

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July 16, 2021

Did Your Business Pay Break Premiums AND Bonuses? California Has A Penalty For That, Too

The California Supreme Court has rejected the longstanding view that meal and rest break premiums are paid at the employee’s base rate, rather than at the more complicated regular rate of pay used to calculate overtime premiums.

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July 14, 2021

Connecticut Places New Recall and Retention Obligations on Certain Hotels, Lodging Houses, Food Service Contractors, and Building Services Enterprises

On July 13, 2021, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed into law Substitute Senate Bill No. 658, An Act Requiring Employers to Recall Certain Laid-Off Workers in Order of Seniority.

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June 23, 2021

DOL Proposal to Resurrect 80/20 Rule for Tipped Employees Fails to Alleviate Longstanding Industry Concerns

On June 23, 2021, the U.S. DOL published a notice of proposed rulemaking, which reverses course from a December 2020 final rule and seeks to resurrect the so-called “80/20 Rule” that governs how tipped employees must be paid under the FLSA.

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June 24, 2021

Total Recall? Key Takeaways on the Nevada Hospitality and Travel Workers Right to Return Act

Governor Sisolak recently signed into law Senate Bill 386, which is Nevada’s version of the trending “return to work” or “right to recall” laws being passed in other jurisdictions throughout the country in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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June 23, 2021

Santa Clara County Phases Out Vaccination Benchmarking Mandate

The Santa Clara County, California Health Officer issued an order in May that included a first-of-its-kind vaccination benchmarking mandate. On June 21, 2021, the Health Officer issued another order, phasing out that mandate due to high vaccination rates.

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June 7, 2021

Spring into Summer and Fall Minimum Wage, Tipped, and Exempt Employee Pay Increases

Minimum wage laws can affect businesses of all sizes, whether operating nationwide, in multiple jurisdictions, or only in one state, county, or city. To help manage this challenge, we are providing a rates-only update.

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May 27, 2021

New Jersey Eases COVID-19 Workplace Restrictions Through Two Executive Orders

On May 24 and 25, 2021, New Jersey Governor Philip D. Murphy signed Executive Order (EO) 242 and EO 243, respectively, easing COVID-19-related workplace restrictions.

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