Category Archives: Industry Update

Colorado Paid COVID-19 Leave Is Extended, Again

Because the federal government has once again extended the public health emergency declaration related to COVID-19, Colorado employers must continue to provide paid leave for the COVID-19-related circumstances identified in Colorado’s Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (“the HFWA”). Under the HFWA, employers are obligated to continue to provide paid sick leave for COVID-19 related matters (“Public […]

Reminder: DC Requires Sexual Harassment Training and Reporting for Employers with Tipped Workers

The District of Columbia now requires that employers of all sizes that have one or more tipped employees, who earn tips as wages (i.e., those for whom a tip credit is taken) provide sexual harassment training by the end of the year and submit certain certification and documentation to the DC Office of Human Rights […]

Delaware Expands Final Pay Requirements and Enacts Wage Theft Protections

Delaware amends its final pay requirements and introduces wage theft protections for employees. Final Pay Amendment Effective October 7, 2022, final pay requirements are expanded to provide that a terminated employee must be paid by the next date on which the wages would normally be paid or three business days after the last day the employee worked, whichever is […]

New Jersey Proposes Legislation Requiring Equal Pay for Temporary Workers

The New Jersey Legislature is considering a revised bill from Governor Murphy, which among other things, would require businesses to pay temporary workers no less than the average rate of pay and equivalent benefits offered to its’ regular employees. The bill as originally passed by the New Jersey Legislature was conditionally vetoed by Governor Murphy, […]

Oregon Amends Its Workplace Fairness Act

Amendments to Oregon’s Workplace Fairness Act (WFA) will take effect on January 1, 2023. The amendments clarify prohibitions regarding provisions that may not be included in agreements between employers and former, current or prospective employees. The WFA became effective on October 1, 2020, limiting employers’ use of non-disclosure or non-disparagement agreements with employees with respect to workplace […]

The Second Vesting Period for New York’s Health Care Workers (HBW) Bonus Program Has Begun

The first Vesting Period (September 1, 2022 to September 30, 2022) for health care worker bonus submissions has closed, but providers should be reminded that they may still submit claims for Vesting Period 1 during Vesting Period 2. Vesting Period 2 began on October 1, 2022 and ends on October 31, 2022. Comprehensive details on the […]

Employers May Need to Review Their Dress Code Policy

On August 29, 2022 the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a decision in Tesla, Inc. concluding that an employer’s attempts to impose any restriction on the display of union insignia including wearing union apparel, such as a button or a t-shirt, are presumptively unlawful, absent special circumstances that justify such a restriction. Background Tesla’s dress code at […]