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Updated Massachusetts Equal Pay Law to Take Effect on July 1, 2018

by Murtha Cullina on

The Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (“MEPA”), which amends the Massachusetts Equal Pay Law, goes into effect July 1, 2018, and applies to all employers regardless of their size, including the state and its municipalities. ...more

Labor law. Major Russian legislation changes for 2017

by Dentons on

We would like to present the overview of the most important legislation changes in labor law for 2017. 1. Federal Law No. 125-FZ on Amendments to the Russian Federation Labor Code dated June 18, 2017 (“Law No. 125-FZ”)...more

Big Changes to Ontario Labour and Employment Laws

by Miller Canfield on

Employers with operations in Ontario should be aware of some newly enacted changes to the Employment Standards Act. On Nov. 22, 2017, the Province of Ontario introduced the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (“Act”). This...more

If You Haven't Heard About the Upcoming Changes to the Alberta Employment Standards Regulation, You Need to Read This!

by Field Law on

Important changes to Alberta’s Employment Standards Code (the “Code”) come into effect in just a few short weeks. In order to align the Employment Standards Regulation with these changes, on December 7, 2017 the Government of...more

NYDOL Issues Explanatory Statement on Recent Wage Order Amendment Codifying its Longstanding Interpretation of the "13-Hour Rule"

by Littler on

As we reported earlier this month, the New York State Department of Labor (“NYDOL”) issued an amendment, effective October 6, to its Minimum Wage Order for Miscellaneous Industries and Occupations to clarify that bona fide...more

NY DOL to Soon Issue Explanatory Statement on Recent Wage Order Amendment

by Littler on

As we recently reported, on October 6, 2017, the New York State Department of Labor (“NYDOL”) issued an amendment to its Minimum Wage Order for Miscellaneous Industries and Occupations regulation to clarify that bona fide...more

NY DOL Issues Amendment to the Regulation Governing the Payment of Wages to Home Care Aides Who Work a Shift of 24 Hours or More

by Littler on

On October 6, 2017, the New York State Department of Labor (“NYDOL”) issued an amendment to its Minimum Wage Order for Miscellaneous Industries and Occupations (“Wage Order”) in response to recent court decisions finding that...more

2017 Manufacturing Employment Law Update

Oregon Equal Pay Act - In June, Governor Brown signed the Oregon Equal Pay Act of 2017. Although many provisions of the Act do not take effect until January 1, 2019, employers should be aware of the changing legal...more

Recent changes in Romanian employment legislation

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Tighter rules for recording work hours and illegal work - Government Emergency Ordinance 53/2017 amending the Labour Code - - Illegal work is now defined and includes accepting a person to work (i) without entering...more

Client Alert: New Notice Requirements and Penalties Added to St. Petersburg’s Wage Theft Ordinance

A few months ago, the City of St. Petersburg amended its “Wage Theft Ordinance” to include new notice requirements and penalties for employers. As detailed below, St. Petersburg employers will now be required to provide a...more

Oregon Amends Sick Leave Law: 5 Key Clarifications

Oregon recently passed amendments to its statewide sick time law, clearing up several areas of uncertainty for employers. The amendments clarify that...more

Japan Legal Update - Volume 23 | March 2017

by Jones Day on

On January 20, 2017, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare issued the "Guidelines for Employers to Appropriately Manage Their Employees' Working Hours" ("Guidelines"). While the Guidelines basically follow the...more

Turkey: Improving The Parental Rights of Employees: The Right To Work Part-Time

by Dentons on

Last year the Turkish government introduced significant improvements to the parental rights of Turkish employees. Whether these new rights will be sufficient to allow for workplace practices to adapt to the realities of...more

Puerto Rico Equal Pay Act Aims to Close Gender Pay Gap

On March 8, 2017, Puerto Rico continued the overhaul of its employment laws by enacting, with immediate effect, Act No. 16, known as the “Puerto Rico Equal Pay Act.” The act is not only similar to the federal Equal Pay Act of...more

Labor law. Major Russian legislation changes for 2016

by Dentons on

We would like to present the overview of the most important legislation changes in labor law for 2016. Changes to labor law on Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation on Issues of Increasing...more

Update: DOL Regulation for Employers Who Use Direct Deposit and Payroll Debit Cards Invalidated

by Mintz Levin on

On February 16, 2017, the New York State Industrial Board of Appeals invalidated and revoked the NYS Department of Labor regulations governing payment of wages by direct deposit or payroll debit card. The regulations were...more

Update: DOL Regulation For Employers Who Use Direct Deposit and Payroll Debit Cards Invalidated

On February 16, 2017, the New York State Industrial Board of Appeals invalidated and revoked the NYS Department of Labor regulations we wrote about previously (and updated here) governing payment of wages by direct deposit or...more

Santa Monica Employers Ring in the New Year With Paid Sick Leave

In January of 2016, the Santa Monica City Council adopted an ordinance that would both raise the city’s minimum wage and impose paid sick leave requirements—in addition to those imposed by the state’s paid sick leave...more

New Pennsylvania Legislation Allows Payment of Wages by Payroll Debit Cards

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Employers in Pennsylvania will be able to pay employee wages using payroll debit cards under an amendment to the banking code signed by Governor Tom Wolf on November 4, 2016. The new legislation goes into effect 180 days...more

New Arizona Laws Seek to Clarify Independent Contractor Status

Arizona’s new Declaration of Independent Business Status (DIBS) law went into effect on August 6, 2016. Arizona employers can now clarify their relationships with independent contractors under certain circumstances. For...more

Massachusetts Amends Blue Laws to Allow for Operations of Warehouses on Sundays and Holidays

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Warehouses and delivery centers in Massachusetts can be opened on Sundays and holidays under a provision in the new economic development law amending the state’s “blue laws.” The Massachusetts blue laws, with a list of 55...more

San Diego’s New Sick Leave Ordinance Is In Effect, And Fixes Are Imminent

by Fisher Phillips on

On Monday, July 11, the San Diego City Council certified the Minimum Wage and Sick Leave Ordinance passed by voters last month and also passed amendments to the Ordinance. We published a summary of the law when it was passed...more

Employment Law Updates

by Dentons on

Executive Summary - With effect from 1 April 2016, all employers must issue itemised payslips and key employment terms to employees covered by the Employment Act. Failure to comply with these requirements will subject...more

Significant Changes for Employers Doing Business in Oregon

by Epstein Becker & Green on

Employers should be aware of several recent changes to various employment laws in Oregon. These laws affect how the majority of private employers in Oregon do business....more

Amended Regulations for NYC Earned Sick Time Act Imposing New Recordkeeping and Policy Mandates Become Effective March 4

Employers covered by New York City’s Earned Sick Leave Act will be expected to comply with new requirements and will be subject to a re-interpretation of parts of this law when newly published regulations take effect on March...more

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