The New York State Senate is poised to pass an employee-friendly bill that would amend New York’s lien law to enable employees to, upon filing a wage claim, obtain a temporary lien against their employer’s (or alleged employer’s) assets.
Colorado has been building a new state-run Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) program pursuant to a law enacted in 2020, and recently published a series of guidance documents and regulations regarding FAMLI.
Among a number of new bills affecting Colorado employers, perhaps none was as closely watched as HB 22-1317, which provides substantial changes to noncompete and nonsolicitation agreements in the state.
In a recent decision, the British Columbia Court of Appeal upheld a determination that three taxi drivers were employees and not independent contractors for purposes of the province’s Employment Standards Act.
The Ontario general election will take place on June 2, 2022. Under Ontario’s Election Act, every employee who is qualified to vote is entitled to three consecutive hours to vote while the polls are open.
On May 7, 2022, Cal/OSHA issued updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to the third readoption of the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (3rd Revised ETS), which was approved April 21, 2022, and is now in effect.
Due to severe backlogs with adjudication exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, on May 4, 2022, DHS published a rule to temporarily increase the automatic extension period for EADs from up to 180 days to up to 540 days.