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Welcome to our inaugural edition of #WorkforceWednesday, featuring Employment Law This Week®, blog posts, client alerts, and other helpful resources from Epstein Becker Green’s Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice. Get the information you need weekly by reviewing a convenient, one-stop resource in a matter of minutes.
We invite you to watch the week’s top workforce management and employment law news, and read about the most significant developments impacting employers.
DOL Issues Final Joint-Employment Rule
The Department of Labor (DOL) released its final rule on joint-employer status under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The DOL is the first agency to act on this controversial issue, and the final rule goes into effect on March 16, 2020. Our blog post explains further.
Coronavirus Outbreak and the Workplace
The coronavirus outbreak is spreading across the globe. Last week, the World Health Organization declared a global health emergency, and employers are preparing for the potential threat.
New Jersey Expands Medical Marijuana Protections
New Jersey is again setting the high-water mark for employee protections around medical marijuana. The state’s appellate division has upheld a workers’ comp order that requires an employer to pay for a former employee’s medical marijuana.
In the States
- Illinois has several new laws that went into effect in 2020. Here’s a roadmap for navigating the new requirements.
- Data Privacy Day was last week. States are aggressively legislating around privacy and cybersecurity.
- California’s AB 5 does not apply to 70,000 independent truckers for now, thanks to a preliminary injunction.
What We’re Reading
Fertility and Surrogacy Benefits: What Are the Tax and Legal Implications? – a Bloomberg Tax Management Memorandum article by Cassandra Labbees and Cynthia Joo.