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NLRB Delays Effective Date of ‘Election Protection’ Final Rule

Ogletree Deakins • April 09, 2020
On March 31, 2020, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced that it had finalized a series of amendments to its blocking-charge policy, voluntary recognition bar, and rules governing Section 9(a) recognition in the construction industry.

OFCCP’s New Scheduling Letters Result in Few Changes for Contractors

Jackson Lewis P.C. • April 09, 2020
As we previously reported, OFCCP finally received approval of its new scheduling letters – and as a result federal contractors and subcontractors will be required to submit some additional information when selected for a Department of Labor compliance review. So, what’s new? As it turns out, not much. Most of the most significant changes in the OFCCP’s requested scheduling letters were not adopted.

FMCSA Waives Certain License Renewals, Medical Card Renewals, and Requires Reporting of Accidents For Drivers Operating Under Waiver

Jackson Lewis P.C. • April 09, 2020
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a “Waiver in Response to COVID-19 Emergency” on March 24, 2020 concerning renewals of licenses and medical certifications for holders of commercial drivers’ licenses (CDL), commercial learner’s permit (CLP) holders, and other interstate drivers operating commercial motor vehicles. The waiver took effect on March 20, 2020 and expires on June 30, 2020. It was initiated in response to the President’s declaration of a national emergency related to COVID-19.

Stay on Top of “Stay At Home” – A List of Statewide Orders, as of April 9, 2020

Littler Mendelson, P.C. • April 09, 2020
Governors and public health officials across the country are implementing stringent measures to help contain the spread of COVID-19. This post, current as of April 9, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. (CDT), identifies the jurisdictions where “stay at home” orders are effective or pending. The below chart primarily covers jurisdictions where non-essential businesses are closed and public officials have encouraged (if not mandated) residents to stay at home. We will update the list regularly but expect it will become outdated quickly as new announcements are made.

Need Model Policies and Forms for the New Emergency Paid Sick and Paid FMLA Leave? Here are the Details

Littler Mendelson, P.C. • April 09, 2020
Under the Families First Coronavirus Act (FFCRA), employers with fewer than 500 employees are required to provide paid sick leave (EPSL) and paid FMLA leave (FMLA+) for certain reasons related to the Coronavirus pandemic. The law went into effect April 1 and its obligations continue through December 31, 2020.

UK and US Issue Joint Cybersecurity Alert Concerning Explosion of COVID-19 Phishing Attacks

Jackson Lewis P.C. • April 09, 2020
In the US, many organizations anxiously awaiting assistance under the CARES Act are becoming the targets of cyberattackers looking to feed off of the massive relief being provided by the US treasury. Yesterday, the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) issued a joint alert warning of a substantial increase in these attacks, providing helpful guidance concerning the nature of the attacks and related information.

COVID-19: Connecticut Governor Implements Mandatory Safe Workplace Rules

Ogletree Deakins • April 09, 2020
On April 7, 2020, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont issued Executive Order No. 7V. It is the governor’s most recent executive order designed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Michigan Provides Enforcement Guidance on State’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order

Ogletree Deakins • April 09, 2020
Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-21—the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order—and various county emergency orders issued in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic have raised numerous questions regarding their interpretation and enforcement. State leaders in public health, state directors, and the attorney general have commented upon enforcement or issued orders of their own. This article highlights the existing information about this fast-developing issue.

City of Los Angeles Supplemental COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Will Proceed, but As Superseded by the Mayor’s Public Order

Jackson Lewis P.C. • April 09, 2020
On March 27, 2020, the City of Los Angeles City Council passed an ordinance requiring that employers with 500 or more employees nationally offer 80 hours of Supplemental Paid Sick Leave to employees who perform work within the geographic boundaries of the City of Los Angeles for various COVID-19 related reasons. Please see our March 29,2020 article for a summary of the ordinance passed by the City of Los Angeles City Council.

Cal/OSHA Issues Guidance for Agricultural Employers on COVID-19 Infection Prevention

Littler Mendelson, P.C. • April 09, 2020
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, better known as Cal/OSHA, recently issued safety and health guidance for agricultural employers to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. California employers are required to establish and implement an Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) to protect employees from all worksite hazards, including infectious diseases. Since COVID-19 is widespread in the community, most California employers must consider the disease a workplace hazard. As such, agricultural employers still operating during the pandemic must update their IIPP to include protocols for preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. Below is a summary of training guidelines, procedures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace, guidance on physical distancing rules, and good sanitation practices agricultural employers should follow during the pandemic.

The L.A. Story of Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

Littler Mendelson, P.C. • April 09, 2020
Things have been pretty chaotic and confusing for employers and employees during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Unfortunately, in an effort to help, the City of Los Angeles has unintentionally increased both. This is the story of how mandatory supplemental paid sick leave (SPSL) came to exist in Los Angeles.

Knowing the Way to San Jose's Emergency Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

Littler Mendelson, P.C. • April 09, 2020
On April 7, 2020, the San Jose, California City Council adopted two essentially identical ordinances that require covered employers to provide emergency paid sick leave. The first item is an emergency ordinance that takes effect immediately, whereas the second item is a regular ordinance for which a second reading must occur. Based on comments made at the city council’s meeting, the city council's logic is, should a legal challenge to the urgency ordinance occur, there would be a solid legal foundation for the regular ordinance. Both ordinances will sunset on December 31, 2020. As with other local ordinances enacted in Los Angeles and San Francisco, employers will not receive any tax credits or monetary relief for providing this additional benefit.

Los Angeles Joins the Trend, as States and Localities Adopt Face Covering Requirements

Littler Mendelson, P.C. • April 09, 2020
As the COVID-19 crisis continues, and in light of changing guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), numerous jurisdictions across the country have issued new guidelines for employers and the general public concerning the use of face masks or other face coverings while outside the home.

San Francisco Expected to Require Employers with 500 or More Employees to Provide Paid Public Health Emergency Leave

Littler Mendelson, P.C. • April 09, 2020
On April 7, 2020, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors adopted an emergency ordinance (the "PHELO") that requires private employers with 500 or more employees to provide paid public health emergency leave during the COVID-19 public health emergency (“PHE”). This ordinance is one of a number of situations where local jurisdictions have enacted laws to require companies that are not otherwise covered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) to provide additional sick time to its employees.

Texas Stay Home Orders: A State and Local Update

Littler Mendelson, P.C. • April 09, 2020
On March 31, 2020, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order No. GA-14 relating to statewide continuity of essential services and activities during the COVID-19 crisis. “Essential services” is defined as everything listed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in its Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce, Version 2.0, plus certain religious services. Other essential services may be added to this list with the approval of the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), which maintains an online list of essential services.

South Carolina Governor Authorizes Use of COVID-19 Support Payments by Employers to Employees

Jackson Lewis P.C. • April 09, 2020
South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has issued Executive Order No. 2020-22, which allows employers to make voluntary “COVID-19 Support Payments” to employees who are placed on furlough because of the COVID-19 pandemic without those Support Payments affecting employees’ eligibility for unemployment benefits.

May The Fourth Be With You: Minnesota Stay-At-Home Order Extended to May 4

Jackson Lewis P.C. • April 09, 2020
On April 8, 2020, Minnesota State Governor Tim Walz issued Emergency Executive Order 20-33 Extending Stay at Home Order and Temporary Closure of Bars, Restaurants, and Other Places of Public Accommodation.

New York Law Mandates Prevailing Wage for Private Construction

Jackson Lewis P.C. • April 09, 2020
Private construction projects in New York will become subject to new prevailing wage requirements pursuant to legislation signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo on April 3, 2020. The provisions take effect in January 2022.
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