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U.S. Department of Labor Issues Proposed Rule Increasing Minimum Wage for Certain Federal Contractors

USA - July 30 2021 Like prior EO 13658, not all employees of covered employers would be entitled to EO 14026’s minimum wage protections. On July 22, 2021, the U.S…

Michael E. Barnicle, Jenna M. Decker.

New York Department of Labor Publishes Standard and Model Plans for HERO Act's Imminent Adoption Requirement

USA - July 14 2021 The Standard is designed to take effect when the NYSDOH designates a disease outbreak as a “highly contagious communicable disease.” The HERO Act…

Jenna M. Decker, Eve I. Klein.

U.S. Department of Labor Seeks to Codify 80/20 Tipped Employee Rule and Supersede Final Rule from Waning Days of Trump Administration

USA - June 29 2021 The proposed rule would reinstate the 80/20 guidance by defining “substantial amount of time” to mean exceeding 20 percent of the hours worked during…

Natalie F. (Hrubos) Bare, Eve I. Klein.

New York Enacts Amended HERO Act Requiring Employers to Implement Workplace Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention Plans

USA - June 28 2021 The model standards will address requirements such as health screenings, face coverings, cleaning and disinfecting, and social distancing, as well as…

Jenna M. Decker, Eve I. Klein.

Massachusetts Enacts Temporary COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave Law

USA - June 15 2021 Employers must provide 40 hours of COVID-19 emergency paid sick leave to eligible employees who regularly work 40 or more hours per week, the maximum…

Lauren A. Appel, Elisabeth Bassani.