On December 18, 2020, California’s Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (Standards Board) conducted a Stakeholders Meeting to address employer concerns about the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard.
On December 15, 2020, the New York City Council’s Committee on Civil Service and Labor voted to approve two bills that would fundamentally alter the employer-employee relationship for fast food employers in New York City.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a program allowing third-party organizations in the food, apparel manufacturing, warehousing and storage, and restaurant sectors to create “Public Health Councils.”
The DOL has announced that it plans to comply with a court order invalidating an interim final rule that implemented significant and immediate increases in prevailing wage rates for skilled foreign workers.
In a much-anticipated decision, a federal court on December 1, 2020, ruled in favor of business and university plaintiffs, setting aside two new interim final rules that would have instituted major changes to the H-1B program.
On November 23, 2020, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing issued additional guidance for employers regarding their requirement to file employee compensation data with the state beginning in March of next year.
We continue to monitor changes in the Trump administration’s handling of ongoing agency immigration reforms through the end of 2020 and into early 2021 that may impact employers’ ability to sponsor foreign workers on visas.