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July 7, 2020

Labor and Employment Rulemaking Prominent in Spring 2020 Regulatory Agenda

The federal government recently released its unified federal regulatory agenda–the document that outlines regulatory and deregulatory actions agencies expect to take in coming months. Issues involving labor and employment featured prominently on the list.

Insight
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July 6, 2020

New Virginia Wage and Hour and Pregnancy Discrimination/Accommodation Laws Effective July 1, 2020 Significantly Expand Employees’ Rights

This article addresses several pieces of legislation enacted by the Commonwealth’s Democratic “trifecta” that employers should have on their near-term radar screen.

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June 30, 2020

A Temperature Check on States’ Reporting Time Pay Requirements in the Era of COVID-19

This article surveys state laws that may require employers to pay reporting time pay to employees who arrive to work but must leave after exhibiting a fever, or other symptoms, during a COVID-19 health screening.

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June 9, 2020

WPI Wage Watch: Minimum Wage, Tip, and Overtime Developments (COVID-19 Catch-Up / Midyear Rate Edition)

As more businesses reopen across the country, it is time to come together (virtually) to discuss an additional challenge some employers might face in the coming weeks: an increased minimum wage obligation for non-exempt employees.

Insight
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June 9, 2020

Philadelphia Expands Employment Protections for Domestic Workers

Effective May 1, 2020, Philadelphia became the tenth jurisdiction to enact employment legislation to protect domestic workers.

Insight
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May 26, 2020

DOL Issues Final Rule on Fluctuating Workweek Method of Computing Overtime under Fair Labor Standards Act

On May 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its final rule revising its so-called “fluctuating workweek” regulation.

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May 19, 2020

DOL Revised Section 7(i) Exemption Regulations: Is Your Company a Retail or Service Establishment?

Does an employer’s business qualify as a “retail or service establishment” for the purpose of satisfying the exemption requirements of section 207(i) of the FLSA? The answer to this question might have just changed.

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May 19, 2020

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy: Duration Extended, New Groups Eligible, and Legislative Amendments Proposed

On May 15, 2020, the Canadian federal government announced several actions relating to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) program.

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May 18, 2020

House Passes New $3 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Package with Significant Labor and Employment Provisions, but Future Unclear

On May 15, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6800, the “Heath and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions” or “HEROES” Act.

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May 15, 2020

Chicago Rules and Ordinances Address COVID-19 Retaliation, Fair Scheduling Ordinance, and Disclosure Requirements for Third-Party Delivery Services

In the past two weeks, the city of Chicago has undertaken several actions related to the COVID-19 pandemic’s continued effects on the city.

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