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Department of Labor Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Update Overtime Regulations On March 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM, RIN 1235-AA20) to update the current overtime regulations. Presently, employees with a salary below $455 per week ($23,660 annually) must be paid overtime if they work more…

Senate Bill Introduced to Clarify Sexual Harassment Training Requirements On February 26, 2019, the California Senate introduced legislation (S.B. 778) regarding the sexual harassment training requirements under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). The bill was introduced due to confusion about training and retraining in context of the compliance dates. Under existing law…

Workplace Posters Updated In February 2019, the Kentucky Labor Cabinet updated the following mandatory workplace posters: Kentucky Wage and Hour Laws. Safety and Health on the Job. Wage Discrimination Because of Sex. Child Labor Laws. All notices must be conspicuously posted in the workplace where all employees may read them. The cabinet also provides all…

Portland Minimum Wage Poster Updated The City of Portland, Maine released an updated minimum wage poster with the July 1, 2019 city minimum wage rates. Effective July 1, 2019, the city’s minimum wage is $11.11 per hour. The poster also provides information about service employees, applicability of the state law, and employee rights. Employers must…

State Supreme Court Asked to Review Constitutionally of Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Laws On February 20, 2019, the Michigan House adopted a resolution (H.R. 25), along with the state Senate (S.R. 16), requesting guidance from the state Supreme Court about the new minimum wage and paid sick leave laws. Procedurally, under the Michigan…

Westchester County Fair Chance to Work Act (Ban the Box) On December 3, 2018, the Westchester County Board of Legislators adopted the Fair Chance to Work Act (LL-2018-14) prohibiting discrimination based on an individual’s arrest record or criminal conviction. Under the law, and unless specifically required or permitted by any other law, an employer may…

Portland Prohibits Discrimination Against Non-Religious On February 27, 2019, the Portland City Council passed Ordinance No. 189396, which amends the city’s Civil Rights Code (chapter 23.01) by adding non-religion such as atheism, agnosticism, and non-belief to the definition of religion. As a result, employment discrimination based on non-religion is unlawful in the city of Portland….

Nondisclosure or Confidentiality Agreements and Sexual Assault On February 22, 2019, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed legislation (H.B. 1820) enacting a new law prohibiting employers from requiring an employee or a prospective employee to execute or renew any provision in a nondisclosure or confidentiality agreement that has the purpose or effect of concealing the details…

New DOL Guidance: Payment of Subminimum Wages Under FLSA On February 15, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) release three documents providing guidance on the payment of subminimum wages under § 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The first two are related to the impact of Rehabilitation Act (§ 511) and the…

Payroll Processors and Paycheck Errors On February 7, 2019, California Supreme Court decision in Goonewardene v. ADP, LLC, Cal. (No. S238941) found that an independent payroll service provider (payroll company) may not be held liable by employees for paycheck errors. This case presented the question of whether, when an employer hires a payroll company to take…