On October 7, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) released Frequently Asked Questions under the recent Executive Order 13950 regarding diversity and inclusion programs for federal contractors.
On September 29, 2020, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed New York City Council Int. No. 2032-A, which largely brings the New York City Earned Safe and Sick Time Act into alignment with state law.
The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry published its final rule to substantially increase the salary threshold for qualifying as an exempt Executive, Administrative and Professional (EAP) employee under the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act.
On September 29, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 2537 (AB 2537), the latest in a series of legislative enactments designed to protect employees from COVID-19 exposures in the workplace.
In an expansive reading of Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment issued proposed Equal Pay Transparency Rules that contain broad, first-in-the-nation requirements.
On September 30, 2020, Governor Newsom signed AB 323, which provides newspaper carriers a one-year reprieve from AB 5’s application. Therefore, through at least 2021, the Borello test will apply to these workers.
Signed into law on September 28, 2020, AB 1731 moves California’s work sharing program into the 21st century by mandating an online application process and specific deadlines for delivering claim forms.