Category: Employment

U.S. Dept of Labor Continues Effort to Raise Awareness of Paid Sick Leave and Lawful Pay Requirements Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

As part of its comprehensive response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor is educating workers with a public awareness campaign about workplace rights amid the coronavirus pandemic. The campaign includes a series of public service announcements in English and Spanish with information about the new paid […]
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GOV.CA.gov: Governor Newsom Signs Bill Immediately Ensuring Access to Paid Sick Leave for Every California Employee

Governor Newsom today signed AB 1867, legislation that immediately extends critical paid sick days protections to California’s workforce. Building on historic early action to expand paid sick days to employees in the food sector at the beginning of this crisis, this legislation means that every California employee that has been exposed to or tests positive […]
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DOL.gov: Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The Department of Labor’s (Department) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply from the effective […]
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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: Additional Guidance on Wage and Hour Rules, Family and Medical Leave as Workplaces Reopen

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today published additional guidance for workers and employers on how the protections and requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) affect the workplace as workplaces reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic. The […]
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BLOOMBERGLAW: California Regulators Say Uber, Lyft Drivers Are Employees

Updated: June 11, 2020, 1:54 PM The California agency that regulates buses, limousines, and app-based transportation companies will consider Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft. Inc. drivers as employees and not independent contractors, as long as a court decision or voter-backed initiative doesn’t change the law. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) published an order Tuesday that determines […]
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