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New York state paid sick leave law now in effect

USA - October 19 2020 Employers in New York should be aware of the state’s new paid sick leave law, which was enacted on April 3, 2020 and went into effect on Wednesday…

OSHA issues revised guidance as to reporting incidents of COVID-19 in the workplace

USA - October 5 2020 The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued revised guidance in the form of three new Q&As on its website further…

Department of Labor issues revised FFCRA regulations

USA - September 15 2020 On September 11, 2020, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued revised regulations under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which…

D.C. requires employers to adopt COVID-19 worker protection policies, increases retaliation protections

USA - September 2 2020 A new D.C. emergency law titled “Protecting Businesses and Workers from COVID-19 Emergency Amendment Act of 2020” (Act), signed by the Mayor on August…

DOL clarifies FFCRA childcare leave availability for in-person and remote learning

USA - August 31 2020 On August 27, 2020, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued guidance (in FAQs numbered 98-100) clarifying how the childcare provisions of the Family…

Maryland salary history ban and wage range notice requirement to take effect October 1

USA - August 20 2020 On October 1, 2020, a new Maryland law related to compensation will: prohibit employers from requesting or relying on job applicants’ prior pay…

Virginia’s new COVID-19 workplace safety standards create extensive additional obligations for employers, including mandatory documentation and training

USA - August 3 2020 Effective July 27, 2020, Virginia employers must comply with new COVID-19 workplace safety standards, known as the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS)…

United States Supreme Court recognizes employer religious freedoms in two recent decisions

USA - July 28 2020 On July 8, 2020, the United States Supreme Court decided two cases addressing employers’ religious freedoms in very different contexts: one concerning…

Strategic litigation considerations for employers in light of the Virginia Values Act

USA - July 24 2020 As explained in greater detail in a prior alert, Virginia has enacted a number of new employment laws that increase employee rights and protections…

Colorado enacts statewide paid sick leave law and temporarily scales up COVID-19 paid sick leave expansion

USA - July 23 2020 On July 14, 2020, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed the Colorado Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (Law). The law has two significant impacts…