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New York City passes key amendments to paid safe and sick leave law

USA - October 19 2020 New York City first adopted a local paid sick leave law in 2014. Over the ensuing six years, the City legislature amended the law several times…

Executive Order 13950 on diversity training: Hidden traps for employers

USA - October 16 2020 Beginning November 20, 2020, President Trump’s Executive Order 13950 On Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping (“EO 13950” or “The Order”) will…

California expands Family Care and Medical Leave eligibility

USA - September 25 2020 On September 17, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 1383 (SB-1383), which significantly expands employee eligibility for family and…

U.S. Department of Labor proposes new “reality” for classifying independent contractors

USA - September 24 2020 This week, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) proposed a new rule that would create a uniform approach to the way companies classify workers as…

DOL issues new final rule and updated guidance for employers who use the fluctuating workweek method to calculate overtime

USA - September 23 2020 On May 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule explaining that bonuses and other incentive payments—paid in addition to…

DOL doubles-down on FFCRA rules (but amends others) in response to federal court decision

USA - September 22 2020 On September 11, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a new administrative rule concerning the Families First Coronavirus Response Act…

California requires new COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave

USA - September 15 2020 On September 9, 2020, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill (AB) 1867 into law, adding section 248.1 to the Labor Code. Under this new section…

Pennsylvania medical marijuana use on the rise in times of COVID-19

USA - September 10 2020 Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act (the “Act”) legalized the use of medical marijuana as of April 2016. Initially, the Act permitted the use of…

New York federal judge nixes U.S. Department of Labor’s new “joint employer” rule

USA - September 9 2020 Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a rule updating its interpretation of the “joint employer” doctrine under federal wage…

Fifth Circuit says Texas trial court should have considered reforming an overbroad non-compete at the preliminary injunction stage

USA - August 13 2020 The enforceability of employment non-competes in Texas is governed by the Texas Covenants Not to Compete Act. If a non-compete covenant is found to…