The Massachusetts legislature has introduced a series of employment- and labor-related bills that, if enacted, will require employers across the Commonwealth to establish, revisit or revise policies and practices.
Earlier this year, New York State joined a growing number of states and cities that have passed laws mandating salary disclosure when advertising open positions. The NY DOL recently published proposed regulations for this new law.
On September 14, 2023, Maine Governor Janet Mills declared a state of emergency due to Hurricane Lee’s anticipated landfall on the Pine Tree state, triggering a costly hazard pay measure for nearly all employers in Portland.
Proposed legislation would create a new “Fast Food Council” with limited authority to recommend employment regulations, set $20/hr minimum wage for workers in this industry, and allow the IWC to remain de-funded.
The DOL’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on white collar overtime exemptions is proposing that, except for American Samoa, salary level increases triggering exemption apply also in the U.S territories, including Puerto Rico.
On July 20, 2023, UK’s Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Bill 2023 received Royal Assent and is currently expected to come into force in Summer 2024, though a precise date has not yet been confirmed by the government.