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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 21, 2020

Ontario, Canada: Court Considers Employee’s Entitlement to Commissions “Booked and Billed” after Termination but During Reasonable Notice Period

A recent Ontario Superior Court decision clarified whether an employee was entitled to commissions that were “booked and billed” after his job termination, but during his reasonable notice period.

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September 21, 2020

Bouncing Back: A List of Statewide Return to Work Protocols

Government officials across the country are easing up on stringent business closures. The chart below provides links to reopening plans and orders that have been issued thus far, at the statewide level.

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September 18, 2020

COVID-19 Labor & Employment Litigation Tracker

Since March 12, there have been 739 lawsuits (including 77 class actions) filed against employers due to alleged labor and employment violations related to the coronavirus.

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September 18, 2020

Philadelphia Pandemic Laws Require Additional Paid Leave for Employees and Gig Workers, Other Pay and Benefits for Healthcare Workers

On September 17, 2020, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Mayor Jim Kenney signed File Number 200303, an amendment to the city's generally applicable paid sick and safe time law, the Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces Ordinance (PHFWO).

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September 18, 2020

California AB 685 Imposes New Notice and Reporting Obligations for COVID-19 Workplace Exposure

On September 17, 2020, California doubled down on its efforts to keep non-remote employees safe from COVID-19 exposure. Governor Newsom signed AB 685, new legislation that allows the state to track COVID-19 cases in the workplace more closely.

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September 18, 2020

Facing Your Face Mask Duties – A List of Statewide Orders

As businesses reopen, face coverings are likely to remain popular as a preventative measure. This post identifies the jurisdictions where face coverings are recommended or required.

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September 18, 2020

This Won’t Hurt a Bit: Employee Temperature and Health Screenings – A List of Statewide Orders

Employee health screening steps, including temperature checks, are becoming more common as states begin to reopen their economies. This post covers measures that require employers to take employees’ temperatures and/or conduct other screening procedures.

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September 17, 2020

Delaware’s COVID-19 Considerations for Healthcare and Home Health Industries

Delaware recently issued the 27th Modification: State of Emergency Declaration. The recent guidelines, which became effective September 4, contain several sector-specific requirements affecting the health and home care industries operating in Delaware.

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September 16, 2020

California SB 1159 Expands Presumption of Workers’ Compensation Liability for COVID-19 Illness Claims

The California legislature has passed Senate Bill 1159, which creates a new framework for COVID-19-related workers’ compensation claims.

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