When the Workers’ Compensation Law was enacted in 1914, it was designed as a compromise between employers and employees.
Articles Discussing Labor And Employment Law In All Fifty Us States And Puerto Rico.
California SB 553, which takes effect July 1, 2024, creates the first general industry workplace violence prevention safety requirements in the United States. Covered employers must develop and create a workplace violence prevention plan as part of their Injury and Illness Prevention Plans. The
The Massachusetts legislature has introduced a series of employment- and labor-related bills that, if enacted, will require employers across the Commonwealth to establish, revisit or revise policies and practices. In addition, there are certified ballot initiatives that, if they ultimately make it on the November 2024 ballot, will allow
Read more about the new laws signed by California’s Govenor on September 30, 2023.
On September 22, 2023, the North Carolina General Assembly approved a budget for the period from July 1, 2023, through June 20, 2025. After its passage, Governor Roy Cooper announced that he would allow the budget to become law without his signature.
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill (SB) No. 428 on September 30, 2023. The new law expands California’s workplace violence restraining order law to protect against certain kinds of workplace harassment as well. SB 428 does not take effect until January 1, 2025.
The Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave has announced changes to the employer contribution rates and benefit amounts under the Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (PFMLA) effective January 1, 2024.
Each October 1st, the Department of Family and Medical Leave is required to update employer contribution rates and benefit
On September 30, 2023, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill (SB) 553, which will require employers to establish, implement, and maintain an effective workplace violence prevention plan (WVPP).
The WVPP will require the maintenance of a violent incident log, training on workplace violence hazards, and periodic reviews of the plan. Some
On September 30, 2023, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill (AB) 800, which will provide revisions to the requirements for the issuance of student work permits along with additional requirements for schools in conjunction with Workplace Readiness Week.
AB 800 requires that starting August 1, 2024, any minor seeking the signature
A recent Ninth Circuit panel held that Hyatt employees who were “laid off” in March 2020 were entitled to payment of their accrued vacation time immediately, even though the employees were not
California has implemented new regulations, effective October 1, 2023, that significantly change the employer criminal background check process for California applicants and employees. The following answers to ten frequently asked questions provide an explanation of how California’s new regulations will expand the California Fair Chance Act.
On September 28, 2023, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued updated guidance for employers that have adopted or are considering leave-based programs that allow employees to donate sick, vacation, or personal leave to their employers to make donations to charitable organizations helping those affected by the 2023 Hawaii wildfires.
This summer the California Civil Rights Council approved modified regulations pertaining to California’s Fair Chance Act.
These modifications take effect on October 1, 2023.
Employers should remember the following as these changes take effect.
When notifying an applicant of a disqualification the notice must include all of the following:Notice
On September 11, 2023, the coalition of California businesses announced its agreement with labor unions to withdraw their referendum challenging Assembly Bill (AB)
On September 30, 2023, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Senate Bill (SB) No. 553, which requires virtually every California employer to take steps to prevent or respond to workplace violence.