The Department of Labor (DOL) is publishing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) detailing proposed regulations implementing new minimum wage requirements that certain federal contractors must pay workers performing work “on or in connection with” a covered federal contract or subcontract. The NPRM is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on July 22, 2021.
Archives for July 21, 2021
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has released its Questions and Answers on the Title IX Regulations on Sexual Harassment (July 2021) and Appendix with sample policies (Q & A), which represents the most extensive discussion to date by OCR under Biden-Harris Administration of the 2020 Title IX amendments enacted by the previous administration.
In its 2021 Session, the Connecticut General Assembly amended the Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act (CFEPA), which prohibits discriminatory practices, and other related laws on sexual harassment training and affirmative action plans, among others provisions.
Laura Mitchell discusses the implications of a proposed rule requiring federal contractors to pay workers a minimum of $15 per hour in “Proposed Rule Requiring Federal Contractors to Pay a $15 Minimum Wage Is Released,” published by Government Executive.
Colorado’s and Virginia’s emulation of California by recently enacting comprehensive privacy laws is an important reminder to California employers that the clock is ticking to comply with California’s new privacy regulations. California employers should be aware that the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) and the California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA”), which amended portions of the CCPA bringing it closer to the rules governing privacy rights in Europe, have significant implications about protection of employee data in addition to consumer data.
On June 23, 2021, in Charlton v. Ed Staub and Sons Petroleum, Inc. and Quicksilver Contracting Company, the Oregon Court of Appeals reversed the dismissal of the plaintiff’s “aiding and abetting” discrimination and retaliation claim. Applying the Oregon Court of Appeals’ recent decision, Hernandez v. Catholic Health Initiatives, the
Natasha Adom discusses measures FCA, PRA and BoE regulators are considering to improve diversity and inclusion in the financial services sector.
Michelle Barrett Falconer weighs in on how COVID-19 has changed the discussion around paid leave reform.
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William H. Foster and Katie E. Towery examine the impact President Biden’s “America’s Jobs Plan” might have on South Carolina’s growing businesses and workforce.
Association of Corporate Counsel South Carolina
Mark Flores explores a decision, London Bridge Resort, LLC v. Illinois Union Insurance Company Inc., that raises questions about future litigation over COVID-19-related insurance claims.
American Bar Association
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On June 17th the Cal/OSHA Standards Board passed amended COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards, which were intended to bring consistency between the California Department of Public Health mask guidance and Cal-OSHA’s workplace requirements.
However, since the passage of the amendments, several counties, including Los Angeles County, have seen a rise in
The brain rarely fires on all cylinders even at the best of times – what more during a pandemic?
A fired worker is testing New Jersey’s state’s cannabis law by suing his former employer, alleging he was wrongfully terminated for marijuana use days after the state legalized the drug.
At a time when it seems everything has changed, so much hasn’t. Many workplaces are still toxic.
More and more, larger employers are offering “wellness” programs that can coach people to better manage their money, combining digital tools and a human touch.