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September 22, 2020

DOL Releases Proposed Regulation on Independent Contracting

On September 22, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released a long-anticipated proposed rule addressing when a worker is an employee or independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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September 22, 2020

DOL Provides Enforcement Reprieve for Certain Seasonal Establishments Coping with COVID-19

On September 15, 2020, the DOL assured existing, seasonal-based establishments they could engage in alternative activities to cope with the financial fallout from COVID-19, without losing their minimum wage and overtime exemption.

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September 2, 2020

New DOL Guidance Expands Eligibility for the Commissioned Employee Overtime Exemption

A new DOL opinion letter provides guidance on which employers “have a retail concept” for purposes of the commissioned employee FLSA exemption.

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September 1, 2020

Department of Labor Finds IRS Standard Mileage Reimbursement Rates Not Required for Delivery Drivers

On August 31, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) issued an opinion letter finding that employers of delivery drivers need not reimburse mileage at the IRS “standard” reimbursement rate.

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August 31, 2020

California Poised to Enact Law Requiring Compensation Data Collection

It appears that employers in the Golden State will be required, starting next year, to collect and submit worker compensation data to the state.

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August 28, 2020

Navigating Natural Disasters During a Pandemic – Key Considerations for Your Workforce

In the midst of raging wildfires in Northern California and the aftermath of hurricanes Laura and Marco in the Gulf states, many employers are wondering how to respond and what happens next.

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July 31, 2020

Massachusetts Designates Juneteenth as a State Holiday, Creating a New Obligation for Many Retail Employers

On Friday, July 24, 2020, Governor Baker signed a bill designating Juneteenth (June 19th) as an annual state holiday in Massachusetts.

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July 23, 2020

New Pennsylvania COVID-19 Grant Program Helps Employers Provide Hazard Pay to Employees in Life-Sustaining Occupations

On July 16, 2020, Governor Tom Wolf announced the COVID-19 PA Hazard Pay Grant Program—a $50 million grant aimed to help employers provide hazard pay to front-line employees working in sectors that are vital to the state during the pandemic.

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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.

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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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