Prince George’s County, Maryland has enacted a new law requiring that covered employees be allowed to accrue and use paid leave for absences connected to domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
The Trump administration's Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions ("regulatory agenda"), released on December 14, 2017, indicates agencies are taking a hard look at existing rules, and treading lightly with new ones.
On November 15, 2017, the Puerto Rico Treasury issued Administrative Determination Number 17-29 to provide special rules and procedures applicable to distributions from qualified retirement plans and IRAs following Hurricane María.
The Governor of Puerto Rico has signed an order authorizing the establishment of tax rules for distributions from qualified retirement plans and IRAs following Hurricane Maria and other natural disasters.
In an effort to promote workplace flexibility and streamline employer paid leave obligations, three members of the House of Representatives on November 2, 2017 introduced a bill that takes a novel approach to promote work-life balance.
In order to assist in rebuilding and recovery following Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico’s governor and several agencies have issued multiple exemptions to previously established rules for operations, as well as extensions to multiple deadlines.