The DOL has issued six new opinion letters addressing various matters under the federal FLSA and FMLA, and announced the formation of an Office of Compliance Initiatives to strengthen employer compliance assistance.
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.
On August 23, 2018, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order that contains a model policy, model complaint form, and model training in accordance with the state’s new sexual harassment law.
On Friday, August 10, 2018, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill amending the State’s unemployment insurance law to provide benefits to employees in a variety of new circumstances, where unemployment stems from a labor dispute.
On August 10, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts ruled that the federal Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA) completely preempts the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law (ESTL).