December 2022: Planning Ahead and Posting Updates

Federal or State  Updated Posting  Mandatory or Recommended  TBD Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) – Overtime Exemptions, Overtime, Joint Employment ANTICIPATED  Federal  Minimum Wage  ANTICIPATED  Federal  Family Medical Leave Act  ANTICIPATED  ANTICIPATED  California Minimum Wage ANTICIPATED Colorado Minimum Wage ANTICIPATED Connecticut Paid Family Medical Leave ANTICIPATED Illinois You Have the Right to be Free […]

December 2022: Pennsylvania Advances LGBTQ and Hair Texture or Hairstyle Discrimination Protections

Update Applicable to: All employers in the state of Pennsylvania. What happened?On December 8, new regulations were proposed by the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC) regarding more protections for LGBTQ employees and hairstyle protections. What are the details? The regulation is consistent with recent Supreme Court and other federal case laws holding the term “sex” includes protection […]

December 2022: New York Enacts Law to Bring Worker-Rights Poster Requirements into Digital Age

Update Applicable to: All employers in the state of New York What happened?On December 16, 2022, Governor Hochul signed Bill A7595/S6805 into law, which expands employee-rights poster requirements to be made available on an employer’s website, or by email to employees to the current requirement to place physical posters in a conspicuous location in the workplace. What are […]

December 2022: Governor of New York Signs Warehouse Worker Protection Act Into Law

Update Applicable to: All employers of 100 warehouse workers in a single warehouse or 500+ employees at one or more warehouse distribution centers in New York. What happened?On December 21, 2022, Governor Hochul signed the Warehouse Worker Protection Act (WWPA)  into law, which protects warehouse workers against unreasonable quotas. What are the details? Effective February 19, 2023, […]

December 2022: New York City Defers AI Law Enforcement to April 15, 2023

Update Applicable to: All employers who utilize Artificial Intelligence (AI) for hiring and promotions in New York City. What happened?In this previous communication, we notified you that New York City’s Department of Consumer and Workplace Protection (DCWP) released proposed rules implementing Local Law Int. No. 1894-A regulates the use of automated employment decision tools (AEDT) in hiring and promotion […]

December 2022: Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board Votes to Adopt COVID-19 Prevention Non-Emergency Regulations

Update Applicable to: All employers in the state of California. What happened?On December 15, 2023, the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board today adopted the COVID-19 Prevention Non-Emergency Regulations. What are the details? The COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards will remain in effect while the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) reviews the proposed Non-Emergency COVID-19 Prevention Regulations. The […]

December 2022: USCIS Updates Policy to Automatically Extend Green Card for Naturalization Applicants

Update Applicable to: All employers of employees with Green Cards or who applied for citizenship in the United States. What happened?On December 12, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it would automatically extend the validity of permanent resident cards (green cards) for lawful permanent residents (LPRs) who have applied for naturalization, i.e., citizenship.  What are […]

December 2022: New York Governor Enacts Workplace Breastfeeding Law

Update Applicable to:All employers in the state of New York What happened?On December 9, 2022, Governor Hochul signed Bill A01236A into law, which expands accommodations for nursing mothers. What are the details?Effective June 7, 2023, Bill A01236A would require New York employers must provide employees who choose to express breast milk in the workplace with […]

December 2022: Reminder: NY WTPA Notices Have To Be Provided Yearly

Update Applicable to:All employers in the state of New York. What happened?On April 9, 2011, the New York State Wage Theft Prevention Act (WTPA) took effect. Included in the WTPA’s requirements is an employer’s obligation to provide each newly hired employee with written notice of the employee’s pay rate(s). What are the details?The notice must […]