On September 25, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 3175, which amends Labor Code section 1700.52 regarding sexual harassment prevention training requirements of age-eligible minors prior to the issuance of entertainment work permits. Previously, Section 1700.52 required a minor and the parent or legal guardian to complete the sexual
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On September 17, 2020, six months after Mayor Jim Kenney issued Executive Order 3-20, a Declaration of Emergency Related to the Known and Potential Presence of the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 in Philadelphia, he signed into law Bill No. 200303, a temporary amendment expanding the City of Philadelphia’s paid sick leave
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently announced that 2,250 supply and service contractor establishments would be scheduled for compliance reviews. OFCCP has identified 1,000 of these reviews as promotions and accommodations focused reviews (i.e., 500 promotions focused reviews and 500 accommodations focused reviews).
On September 22, 2020, President Donald Trump signed an executive order titled “Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping.” The executive order follows a September 4, 2020, memorandum from Russell Vought, director of the Office of Management and Budget, and introduces requirements for government contractors conducting diversity and inclusion
Aaron Crews and Matt Scherer address the highs and lows of AI for people-related decisions.
HR Daily Advisor
Alka Ramchandani-Raj, member of the Workplace Safety and Health practice, and Michael Chichester, Co-Chair of the Robotics, AI and Automation practice, discuss key safety considerations as employers rapidly adopt automated technologies to aid their workforces in response to the current pandemic.
Last week, the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC), a 3-Commisioner panel appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate which hears appeals of contested OSHA cases, issued two decisions vacating OSHA’s citations and one decision reclassifying a willful violation to a serious violation and reducing the penalty
On September 22, 2020, President Donald Trump issued a controversial Executive Order “combat[ting] offensive and anti-American race and sex stereotyping and scapegoating” by federal contractors and recipients of federal grant funds, including schools, colleges, and universities. The order essentially bans […]
Alka Ramchandani-Raj explains the implications for employers.
According to Barry Hartstein, it’s not too early for employers to evaluate their options.
Human Resources Executive
September 28, 2020
As businesses return to in-person work, employers and employees are keenly aware that the workplace has changed. Employment and workplace-related challenges are issues that have touched nearly every American in some way. One of the most common changes employers and employees are experiencing is the development, implementation, and compliance with enhanced COVID-19 safety protocols and procedures. Developing and implementing safety procedures is a way in which businesses are attempting to keep their customers safe, protect themselves from litigation risk, and demonstrate social responsibility and care for the consuming public.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a new proposed regulation setting forth the proper standard for determining a worker’s status as an “independent contractor” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
As the January 1, 2021, effective date of Maine’s Earned Paid Employee Leave Law approaches, the state Department of Labor (DOL) has promulgated the much-anticipated final regulations for implementing the statute.