California employers, take note: Governor Gavin Newsom has signed into law a bill that not only brought back supplemental paid sick leave for COVID-19-related absences but also expanded coverage.
Employers are facing growing requirements to share pay data, with Illinois joining California in enacting a new law mandating transparency.
The Department of Labor intends to withdraw the Joint Employer and Independent Contractor final rules, the agency signaled in recently filed Notices of Prospective Rulemaking.
A retail store busy on Fridays and Saturdays did not engage in religious discrimination when it refused to accommodate a Seventh-day Adventist’s schedule, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit recently determined.
Most of California’s 58 counties are moving to reopen the majority of their business sectors, consistent with Phase 3 of Governor Newsom’s COVID-19 Resilience Roadmap.
Section 9817 of the American Rescue Plan provides states with a one-year, 10 percentage point increase in their federal medical assistance percentage for state Medicaid expenditures for HCBS.
On April 7, 2021, in response to public comments, the California DFPI issued redlined modifications to its proposed regulations for SB 1235, a groundbreaking law requiring consumer-like disclosures for certain types of commercial financing.
On April 7, several days past its statutory deadline of April 1, the state Legislature completed its negotiations with the Governor and passed the final pieces of legislation to complete the state fiscal year 2021–22 New York State Budget.
On April 6, 2021, Governor Newsom announced that the state will eliminate the Blueprint tiers and reopen its economy on June 15.
CMS has approved DHCS’s application requesting the authority to reimburse for vaccine administration for all covered Medi-Cal populations exclusively through the fee-for-service delivery system and carved out from all managed care contracts, effective November 2, 2020.