The New York State Department of Labor has approved and made final its proposed regulations to align the state’s industry-specific regulatory wage requirements with the upcoming legislatively approved increases in the state minimum wage.
Archives for December 2023
FAR Rule Implements EO-Mandated Use of Project Labor Agreements on Large Federal Construction Projects
For Illinois employers, the new year brings a variety of new paid leave laws, the most recent being the Cook County Paid Leave Ordinance passed by the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Dec. 14, 2023.
The National Labor Relations Board’s new final rule for determining joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act would find joint-employer status if one employer possesses the authority to control at least one of the seven enumerated essential terms and conditions of employment, regardless of whether that control is actually exercised.
The lines of liability may not follow construction contract relationships, and a general contractor (GC) can be held liable for the safety and health violations of subcontractors on the worksite. While the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission has found a GC’s lack of knowledge of the alleged violations justified vacating citations against the GC, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) continues to cite GCs in these situations.
The Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council (FAR Council) has issued a final rule establishing a project labor agreement (PLA) requirement for contracts that meet the definition of federal “large-scale construction projects” that are estimated to cost the U.S. government at least $35 million. The new rule goes into effect Jan. 22, 2024.
Under the Massachusetts prevailing wage law (and most prevailing wage laws around the country), construction contractors performing construction on state-funded construction projects are required to pay employees the prevailing wages set by the state for work on the project. In addition, contractors are supposed to ensure that all subcontractors working on the project pay the proper prevailing wage.
New York remains one of the busiest states from a business perspective, with ever-changing employment laws that affect businesses. This is the first part of a four-part series providing recent New York employment law updates.
Executive Summary: Beginning in January 2024, employers in certain high-hazard industries will be required to submit detailed information regarding recordable workplace injuries and illnesses using OSHA’s new filing system called Injury Tracking Application (ITA).
January 16, 2024, 10-11 am Pacific.
As we enter 2024, CDF has designed a webinar that aims to equip California employers with essential knowledge regarding the new marijuana drug testing rules and how to update personnel testing, policies, and procedures to ensure compliance. During this informative webinar, CDF partners Todd Wulffson and Alessandra Whipple will explore crucial aspects of California employment law related to post-offer pre-employment and post-employment drug testing, with a specific focus on marijuana testing, off-duty marijuana use, and policy compliance.
Overview of Post-Offer Pre-Employment and Post-Employment Drug Testing
Marijuana Testing: Compliance Challenges and Best Practices
Re-Hire Considerations and Random, Reasonable, Periodic Drug Testing
Adverse Action Notices Based on Information Obtained from Drug Testing
Critical Updates to Testing Policies
Stay informed and well-prepared for the challenges that lie ahead in 2024 by gaining insights into:
Best practices for marijuana testing in the workplace
Strategies for conducting random, reasonable, and periodic drug testing
Adverse action notice requirements based on drug testing results
Secure your spot for this complimentary webinar by registering today. Don’t miss this opportunity to receive valuable compliance guidance and stay ahead of the curve in managing your workforce effectively.
Continuing Education Credits:
Participants will be eligible to earn 1.0 hour of CA MCLE, SHRM, and HRCI credits (pending approval).
Franczek P.C. is pleased to announce that partner Jennifer Dunn has been recognized as a Notable Leader in Employment and Labor Law by Crain’s Chicago Business. Crain’s is honoring 40 Employment and Labor attorneys for their demonstrated legal skills; dedication to their clients; and […]
The Rochester Business Journal profiles Jacqueline Phipps Polito about her accomplishments and the future of the legal industry.
Rochester Business Journal
Allan G. King and Alice H. Wang discuss the legal constraints that affect employers who adopt a less discriminatory alternative when hiring and explain how artificial intelligence can prove helpful.
University of Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy
Denise Backhouse shares how best to alleviate data risks that many e-discovery professionals may face in the new year.
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