On August 30, 2014, California became the first state in the nation to pass a law requiring all employers to provide paid sick leave to most employees. Assembly Bill 1522, which will become fully effective on July 1, 2015,...more
Every new year brings employment law changes for California’s employers and, while the Affordable Care Act has taken the spotlight for 2014, a vast array of employment laws deserve special attention from California employers...more
With the start of the new year, it is the perfect time for employers to ensure that their policies reflect the changes in California law. We covered many of the laws affecting employers in our “California Legislative Update...more
Oregon employers are directly affected by several new laws recently passed by the legislature. Most changes went into effect on Jan. 1, 2014, unless otherwise noted. We’ve compiled a summary of the most significant changes...more
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Following U.S. Supreme Court Decision, Federal Agencies Extend Definition of “Spouse” to Persons in Same-Sex Marriages. In United States v. Windsor, 133 S. Ct. 2675...more
Effective January 1, 2014, as a result of an Ordinance passed by the citizens of the City of SeaTac, Washington, certain transportation and hospitality employers in the City must provide their nonsupervisory employees working...more
Happy New Year! As you move past the holidays and focus on 2014, we would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the new laws taking effect at the beginning of this year and your annual beginning of the year...more
Now that the New Year has arrived, employers in New Jersey and New York should be aware of several new state employment laws that will take effect in 2014.
As always, the new year brings a host of new laws that are the product of our state and federal legislatures. Although many important changes were made to state and federal laws, 2013 saw a reduction of more than 30% in the...more
In This Issue:
- OFCCP Releases VEVRAA and Rehabilitation Act Section 503 Final Rules
- US Supreme Court to Decide Whether Severance Payments Are Subject to FICA
- SDNY Rules That NYC Human Rights Law Does Not...more
California has amended Cal. Lab. Code § 218.5 to limit the circumstances under which an employer may recover its attorney’s fees and costs as the prevailing party in a lawsuit in which an employee has sued for nonpayment of...more
California Governor Jerry Brown has recently signed into law numerous bills that will impact California employers. The most notable new California statutes, and one new San Francisco Ordinance, are summarized below. All...more
On September 25, 2013, Governor Brown signed AB 10 into law, raising California’s minimum wage from $8 per hour today to $10 per hour by 2016.
The bill will raise the minimum wage in two separate one-dollar...more
Employers sometimes pay workers more than the federal Fair Labor Standards Act requires. Of course, some do so as a matter of choice.
However, in other situations, this happens because management misunderstands what...more
Currently, through California’s Paid Family Leave (“PFL”) insurance program, workers may collect up to six weeks of partial wage replacement benefits while taking leave under the Federal Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) or...more
Gov. Brown has signed into law a measure that will increase California’s minimum wage from $8.00 per hour to $9.00 per hour on July 1, 2014, and to $10.00 per hour on January 1, 2016. So, California employers must prepare for...more
The California Chamber of Commerce has just released its annual list of “job killer” bills that have been proposed in the California Legislature. This year’s list identifies 32 proposed laws, including six new “Costly...more
There’s been little press over what is going on at the Connecticut General Assembly this spring. ...more
The Connecticut General Assembly is back at work so it’s time to take a quick peek to see what’s percolating.
The Connecticut Business and Industry Association highlighted the “captive audience” bill as bill that is...more
Finally, today is Election Day.
And while the pundits tonight will all look forward to what the next four years might bring, it’s worth taking a quick peek back at Obama’s (first?) four years with a review of some of...more
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