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January 20, 2021

DOL Addresses Independent Contractor Status of Tractor-Trailer Drivers under FLSA in Final Flurry of Opinion Letters

On January 19, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor issued four new opinion letters. The final Wage and Hour opinion letter issued by the DOL under the Trump administration, FLSA2021-9, addressed two issues related to the trucking industry.

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January 20, 2021

DOL Opens the Door for Staffing Firms to Exempt Workers from Overtime as “Retail or Service Establishments”

On the last full day of the Trump administration, the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) clarified that staffing firms can qualify as “retail or service establishments” under FLSA section 7(i).

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January 19, 2021

Finally! Ohio Restores its Employment Discrimination Statute

After over 25 years of proposals and negotiations among key stakeholders, Ohio enacted sweeping reforms to the state’s employment discrimination statute.

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January 19, 2021

What to Expect in Labor and Employment Law Under the Biden Administration

With the inauguration of President-elect Joseph R. Biden, Jr. imminent and Democrats now poised to take control of the Senate, WPI offers the following insights on what may be expected on the labor and employment front in the weeks and months to come.

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January 19, 2021

President-Elect Biden Releases COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Proposal

On January 14, 2021, President-elect Joseph R. Biden, Jr. released his administration’s plan for additional COVID-19 economic relief.

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January 19, 2021

California Supreme Court Reaffirms that ABC Test is Retroactive

On January 14, 2021, the California Supreme Court held in Vazquez v. Jan-Pro Franchising Int'l, Inc. that the ABC test for determining worker classification fashioned in its groundbreaking decision, Dynamex v. Superior Court, applies retroactively.

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January 15, 2021

District of Columbia is on the Verge of Implementing One of the Broadest Non-Competition Bans in the Country

Amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and other events in the nation’s capital, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser signed the Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act of 2020 on January 11, 2021.

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January 14, 2021

Protection for Criminal Antitrust Whistleblowers Signed into Law

Largely overshadowed by the rise in COVID-19 deaths and the January 6, 2021, siege on the Capitol, the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act of 2019 became law on December 23, 2020.

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January 11, 2021

Minority Unions – A Major Concern for Employers in 2021 and Beyond?

Recent media reports have covered the relatively new phenomenon of minority labor unions.

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January 11, 2021

New Florida E-Verify Requirements are in Effect for 2021

Last summer the state of Florida enacted a new law requiring public and private employers to comply with new state E-Verify requirements starting January 1, 2021.

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