On September 22, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a long-awaited proposed rule for determining whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Under a law signed by Governor Newsom on Thursday, September 17, 2020, California requires employers to notify employees of potential exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace.
On September 9, Governor Newsom signed into law AB 1867 which is effective immediately and codifies Executive Order N-51-20 related to sick leave for food sector workers, and establishes supplemental paid sick leave for certain workers not covered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
On the last day of the two-year legislative session, Monday, August 31, 2020, the California legislature passed several sweeping pieces of legislation, which Governor Newsom is expected to sign within the next month.
Pursuant to New York State’s inaugural Sick Leave Law, effective September 30, 2020, employees of all New York employers may begin accruing sick leave.
On Monday, August 3, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom released the Employer Playbook for a Safe Reopening to help employers “plan and prepare for reopening” businesses.
Last week, just before adjourning for a COVID-19-shortened summer recess, the California State Senate passed a measure that, if it becomes law, would significantly expand the availability of unpaid family leave in the state.
Los Angeles County continues to move forward in reopening key economic and community sectors that were previously closed or operating in limited capacity due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, a landmark 6-3 decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled today that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects employees from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Last week, the Division of Occupational Safety and Health of California (Cal/OSHA) updated its website, providing new COVID-19 reporting and recordkeeping requirements for California employers.