Illinois has enacted broad protections for freelance workers. The Freelance Worker Protection Act (FWPA) requires entities contracting with freelance workers to provide written contracts and timely compensation and authorizes administrative and civil actions for violations. The FWPA takes effect on July 1, 2024.
As the United States carries out projects funded by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the Inflation Reduction Act, and the Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) Act, the manufacturing industry must prepare to face staffing challenges in meeting future demand. Immigration can help address the demand. Please see
On September 11, 2023, the coalition of California businesses announced its agreement with labor unions to withdraw their referendum challenging Assembly Bill (AB) 257, which created the FAST Recovery Act, from next year’s ballot.
Last year, Governor Newsom signed AB 257. The Act established a Fast Food Council comprising fast
FeliceEkelman discusses key tips addressing the benefits and challenges of hybrid work policies in “Remote-work policies need to be intentional, says new book on hybrid work by lawyer and psychologist,” published by Canadian Lawyer.
Bryan O’Connor has been appointed to the 2023 Washington Editorial Advisory Board by Law360. The editorial advisory board provides feedback on Law360’s coverage and expert insight on how best to shape future coverage.
For retail establishments, developments involving religious accommodation and the new Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) make scheduling employees more challenging.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Updating the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts Regulations final rule includes hundreds of pages of changes to the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA) standards and is estimated to impact over 1 million construction workers. The final rule will go into effect on October 23, 2023.
Christopher Anderson discusses his decision to join Jackson Lewis’ Greenville office and his international employment practice in “Ogletree Atty Heads to Jackson Lewis’ International Team,” published by Law360.
New legislation in New Hampshire will guarantee the right of nursing mothers to an unpaid break of 30 minutes to pump for every three hours of work beginning July 1, 2025.
This new state law comes in the wake of the 2022 federal PUMP Act, which requires employers nationwide
Monica Khetarpal discusses joining Jackson Lewis’ Environmental, Social and Governance group as a co-leader and the future of ESG in “Jackson Lewis DEI, Higher Ed Pro Now Co-Leading ESG Team,” published by Law360.
During a busy term at the New York Legislature, Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation prohibiting captive audience meetings, categorizing wage theft as larceny, and expanding protection of “gender identity or expression” to interns.
As has been highly anticipated since the finalization of the Agency’s recently updated Scheduling Letter, OFCCP has released a new list of contractors selected for audit (FY2023 Release 2). The Agency has also published an explanation of the methodology used to select the contractors for review.
Per the Agency’s e-mail
The new Illinois Transportation Benefits Program Act (HB 2068; P.A. 103-291) aims to promote the commuter benefits available to employees who use public transportation to commute to and from work.
Beginning January 1, 2024, certain employers located within designated Illinois counties and townships will be required to provide employees a “pre-tax commuter
This summer, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted rules to enhance and standardize disclosures by public companies regarding cybersecurity risk management, strategy, governance, and incidents.
The rules will impose a number of new requirements, including disclosures regarding:
Material cybersecurity incidents, which must be made within four (4)