While most people will not be sad to leave 2020 behind, employers across much of New York State will see an increase to their labor costs in 2021, even though much of the state is navigating recession-like conditions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
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.
In the face of rising numbers of COVID-19 cases, on December 10, 2020, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam issued Executive Order 72, imposing new restrictions on individuals and businesses in the Commonwealth.
On December 7, 2020, due to the continued increase in COVID-19 cases and related deaths, and in anticipation of further cases following the Thanksgiving holiday, Michigan has extended its epidemic order by 12 days.
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.”
Citing a resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Pennsylvania with significantly higher daily case counts than in the spring and rising hospitalizations, Commonwealth Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced additional COVID-19 mitigation efforts.
This Insight provides a rates-only update that details scheduled state- and local-level wage increases throughout 2021 so employers can determine the minimum amount they must pay non-exempt, tipped, and certain exempt employees.
To combat the rise in COVID-19 cases, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on November 15, 2020, issued a three-week Epidemic Order under the Public Health Code enhancing social distancing restrictions statewide.