On September 11, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued revised regulations under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) following a federal court’s decision that invalidated a handful of regulatory provisions interpreting the FFCRA.
On May 17, 2020, the New York DOH and DOL issued joint Guidance pertaining to an employer’s obligation under the New York State COVID-19 Sick Leave Law to provide paid sick leave to “health care employees.”
On March 11, 2020, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment issued emergency rules that require certain employers to provide paid sick leave for employees with flu-like symptoms who are being tested for COVID-19, effective immediately.
The home health care industry suffered a major setback on September 26, 2018, when a court ruled that the NY Department of Labor's emergency rulemaking amendment to the “13-hour rule” was “null, void and invalid.”
On July 27, 2018, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan signed into law the Domestic Worker Ordinance. Effective July 1, 2019, the ordinance is expected to impact approximately 33,000 domestic workers in Seattle.