On August 8, 2020, Puerto Rico enacted a law amending the Puerto Rico Working Mothers Protection Act to extend the right to maternity leave to working mothers who adopt children six years of age and older.
On August 3, 2020, the DOL provided guidance on FFCRA compliance for employers with federal government service contracts covered by the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act and federal construction contracts covered by the Davis-Bacon Act.
Following a truncated period of public comment and hearings, the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave released the final regulations under the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Law (PFML), effective July 24, 2020.
On August 3, 2020, in response to a legal challenge by the state of New York, a New York federal district judge struck down portions of a DOL final rule providing guidance on interpretations of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
The Sacramento City Council has enacted the Sacramento Worker Protection, Health, and Safety Act. This ordinance, which becomes operative on July 15 and sunsets on December 31, 2020, addresses various workplace concerns in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.