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Final Regulations for New York State Paid Family Leave Law Adopted

The New York Workers Compensation Board (the “Board”) has adopted final regulations for implementation of the New York Paid Family Leave Law (“PFLL”).  The final regulations are effectively immediately....more

San Francisco Employers Face New Gender Equality Laws

by Fisher Phillips on

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has just added two new employment ordinances to the burgeoning list of employment-related ordinances in the City by the Bay. First, the Parity in Pay Ordinance prohibits employers from...more

Compliance News Flash

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP is pleased to provide you with the Compliance News Flash, brought to you each Friday. This weekly update is your source for timely background screening and immigration-related news that is important...more

San Francisco Becomes Latest to Ban Salary History Inquiries

by Fisher Phillips on

Joining a growing list of state and local governments, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee today signed an ordinance which will ban employers from asking job applicants about their salary histories.  The new ordinance will go into...more

Final New York Paid Family Leave Regulations Released: What Employers Need To Know

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The Workers’ Compensation Board adopted the final regulations for New York’s new Paid Family Leave Benefits Law (PFL) on July 19, 2017. Final Regulations were issued previously by the Department of Financial Services on May...more

Another San Francisco Treat: Mayor Lee Signs Salary History Ban

by Littler on

On July 19, 2017, Mayor Ed Lee signed an ordinance that will significantly affect the hiring practices of San Francisco employers. When Ordinance No. 170350 becomes operative on July 1, 2018, it will be illegal for employers...more

Update: NYC Adopts New Rules Implementing Freelance Law

Earlier this year, we reported that New York City adopted The Establishing Protections for Freelance Workers Act, also known as the Freelance Isn’t Free Act, (the “Freelance Law”). As explained in our prior blog, under the...more

Big Changes For Large Employers: Oregon Legislature Passes Fair Work Week Act

by Tonkon Torp LLP on

Recently, the Oregon legislature passed Senate Bill 828, known as the Fair Work Week Act, which will dramatically change how covered employers schedule workers. Governor Brown is expected to sign the law soon. ...more

San Francisco Passes Pay Parity Ordinance Affecting Employee Onboarding

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisor’s passed a pay equity ordinance on July 11, 2017 which is now awaiting the Mayor’s signature. The “Parity in Pay” ordinance will become operative July 1, 2018. The ordinance will ban...more

Ready, Set, Go! New York Adopts Final Paid Family Leave Regulations

The New York Workers’ Compensation Board published its final regulations implementing the New York Paid Family Leave Law yesterday, Wednesday, July 19, 2017. The final regulations largely mirror the proposed regulations...more

Important To File Your Zoning Challenge In The Correct Court And On Time

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

A recent case decided by the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania confirms how important it is to understand where zoning challenges should be filed and the deadline date by when to file them. In the case of Carr vs. Horsham...more

Rules Interpreting Freelance Isn’t Free Act Impose Additional Obligations on Businesses Working With NYC Freelancers

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

On May 1, 2017, the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (the “DCA”) promulgated rules which purport to “clarify” the Freelance Isn’t Free Act (the “Act”). Those rules impose more extensive limitations on businesses...more

Maine Superior Court Weighs in on Code Enforcement Appeal

by PretiFlaherty on

Earlier this year, Maine’s Superior Court issued a decision in Blasco v. Town of Southport that provides a useful reminder for municipalities about appeals of code enforcement actions. The case involved an 80B appeal of a...more

New York Employers: Get Ready for Mandatory Paid Family Leave

by Blank Rome LLP on

Action Item: The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board recently published updated regulations to the New York Paid Family Leave Law. Effective January 1, 2018, employers that provide Disability Benefits Law coverage to...more

New Rules Implementing the NYC Freelance Isn’t Free Act To Become Effective on July 24, 2017

As we previously reported, in November 2016, NYC Mayor De Blasio signed into law the Freelance Isn’t Free Act, establishing protections for freelance workers, including the right to receive a written contract for work valued...more

San Francisco’s Salary History Ban “Finally Passes” After Two Rounds of Votes

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: San Francisco is likely to be the next jurisdiction to prohibit employers from asking job applicants about wage history. If signed by the Mayor, as expected, the law will go into effect on July 1, 2018...more

Newly Adopted “Freelance Isn’t Free” Rules Rife with Preemption Issues Under FAA

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Regulatory rules issued in connection with New York City’s Freelance Isn’t Free Act seek to prohibit arbitration of claims under the Act and class action waivers in contracts covered by the law. U.S....more

Oregon Is Set to Become the First State in the Nation Requiring Employers to Give Hourly Employees Advance Notice of Their Work...

by K&L Gates LLP on

Following cities like San Francisco and Seattle, on June 29, 2017, the Oregon Legislature passed the Fair Work Week Act (the “Act”), becoming the first state in the nation to require advance notice of hourly employee work...more

Chicago And Cook County Now Require Paid Sick Leave For Employees

by Akerman LLP on

The City of Chicago and Cook County, Illinois have both jumped on the paid-leave bandwagon, joining a growing list of cities, counties and states requiring private employers to provide paid sick leave to its employees. With...more

What You Need to Know About San Francisco’s Inclusionary Affordable Housing Program

On July 11, 2017, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors finally voted to adopt sweeping (and complex) changes to the City’s Inclusionary Affordable Housing program.....more

NYC Agency Publishes Rules for New Independent Contractor Law

by Reed Smith on

As we previously reported, the New York City “Freelance Isn’t Free” Act (the Act) took effect on May 15, 2017. The Act requires virtually all entities that engage an independent contractor in NYC for $800 or more in services...more

Paid Sick Leave: Cook County FAQs And Final Rules For Chicago

by SmithAmundsen LLC on

As part of what is certain to be an evolving area of the law, the Staff of the Cook County Commission on Human Rights has issued a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to the new Cook County Earned Sick Leave...more

Endless Summer: California Municipalities Continue to Enact A Variety of Employment Laws

by Littler on

Beyond the labor and employment developments taking place at the state level in California, employers must keep an eye on breaking news at the local level as well. In recent years, municipalities up and down the coast have...more

New York Employers Should Get Ready For New Paid Family Leave Law, May Begin Payroll Deductions Now

by McCarter & English, LLP on

New York recently enacted the New York Paid Family Leave Law (PFL), which will require New York employers to fund a new state family leave program that is broader reaching than the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)...more

FAQs — The Things You Want (And Need) To Know About New York’s Paid Family Leave Law

If you work in human resources anywhere in New York, you have inevitably heard about New York’s new paid family leave law (“PFL”). But other than what the law’s name implies — that there will now be a form of paid family...more

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