The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) issued its final Equal Pay Transparency Rules (EPT Rules) on November 10, 2020, with additional information on job and promotional postings. The EPT Rules go into effect on January 1, 2021.
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An amendment to the New York State Worker Adjustment and Retraining (NYS WARN) Act adds certain governmental entities to the list of individuals and entities that must receive advance notice of a WARN-triggering event. The amendment is effective immediately.
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has announced new targeted restrictions to combat the record number of COVID-19 cases in Minnesota. The new restrictions were based on information gained from contact tracing and research on how COVID-19 appears to spread.
Many of the laws and regulations governing employers will be affected by the 2020 Election results. For real estate industry employers specifically, a change in administration could lead to reversals of recently enacted policies — as well as reinstatement of prior administrations’ rules and regulations — at federal agencies.
In response to a recent COVID-19 surge which included 3,877 new cases, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy issued anExecutive Orderthat impacts food and beverage establishments, scholastic and youth sports and personal care services. The restrictions take effect on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. ET and will alter operations at bars, restaurants, and other dining establishments until further action by the Governor.
Employers with employees who work in Illinois must ensure they comply with the state’s requirement to provide all employees with sexual harassment prevention training by December 31, 2020.
As the number of workers in the manufacturing industry aged 55 and older continues to increase, the ability of manufacturing employers to fill open positions becomes more challenging. The next generation of workers interested in manufacturing is far smaller than the generation of Baby Boomers they will replace.
As President-elect Joe Biden selects members of his Cabinet and prepares for his transition into the presidency, he and a Democratic majority in the House of Representatives may pursue a number of significant pieces of federal workplace legislation. Many of these employment law measures successfully passed the House in 2019 and 2020.
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has announced that it has adopted a rule to limit a registered person from being named a customer’s beneficiary, executor, or trustee or from holding a power of attorney or similar position of trust on behalf of a customer. The new rule becomes effective February 15, 2021.
Jason Gavejian discusses the privacy and logistical implications of conducting workplace screenings for COVID-19 in “Workplace COVID-19 testing raises biometric privacy concerns,” published by Business Insurance.
Conor Dale authors “COVID Pandemic Spurs New Rules for Employers,” published by Marijuana Venture Magazine.
Gail Golman Holtzman discusses why Boards must be cognizant of how the organization maintains its reputation and viability, and other topics affecting the workforce today in “The Board’s Role in Shaping Corporate Culture” on The Craft of Governance with Keith Meyer podcast.
COVID-19 cases in the United States have been increasing rapidly in recent weeks, and the surge is expected to continue into the winter. On Nov. 15, 2020, the rolling seven-day average of confirmed cases was at an all-time high. Almost 69,000 individuals are hospitalized for COVID-19, the most since the pandemic began. Fatalities from COVID-19 are widely anticipated to rise in the coming weeks.
Mark Adams, a partner in the Labor & Employment Practice Group in the New Orleans office, was quoted in the HRLaws.com article “Employers Exploring What Changes a Biden Administration Will Bring” on the impact a new administration will have on policies affecting the workplace.