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OFCCP Announces Another Proposed Rule: No More Pay Secrecy!

Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP • September 17, 2014
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs announced that it will publish its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on "pay transparency" in tomorrow's Federal Register and provided a link to the pre-publication version on its website. This NPRM is in response to Executive Order 13665, which President Obama signed on April 8, amending Executive Order 11246 and prohibiting federal contractors from retaliating against applicants and employees for discussing their compensation.

OSHA Announces Final Rule Changing List of Establishments Required to Keep Records and Reporting of Work-Related Injuries

FordHarrison LLP • September 17, 2014
Executive Summary: On September 11, 2014, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a final rule changing the list of establishments required to keep records and reporting of work-related injuries. The new rule goes into effect January 1, 2015.

Delaware Mandates Pregnancy Accommodations

Jackson Lewis P.C. • September 16, 2014
Delaware Governor Jack A. Markell (D) has signed into law the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, S.B. 212, extending workplace protections afforded to pregnant employees, and employees who have recently given birth, to include requiring employers provide reasonable accommodations to such employees.

California Enacts Paid Sick Leave Law

Jackson Lewis P.C. • September 15, 2014
With the enactment of the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (AB1522), California has become the second state in the nation, after Connecticut, to mandate employers provide their employees, including part-time and temporary workers, paid sick leave.

Is the Los Angeles Minimum Wage Increasing to $13.25 per Hour?

Ogletree Deakins • September 15, 2014
On Monday, September 1 in a Labor Day speech, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced his proposal to increase the city’s minimum wage to $13.25 per hour by 2017, and to tie the minimum wage to the Consumer Price Index going forward. California’s minimum wage increased this summer to $9 per hour, and will increase again to $10 per hour in January of 2016.
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