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EEO-1 and Pay Data On May 3, 2019, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced the collection of calendar year 2017 and 2018 pay data (EEO-1 Component 2) from EEO-1 filers by September 30, 2019. The EEOC expects to begin collecting EEO-1 Component 2 data for calendar years 2017 and 2018 in mid-July 2019, and will notify…

City of Alameda Minimum Wage Poster Updated In May 2019, the City of Alameda’s Community Development Department updated its Official Minimum Wage Bulletin to reflect that beginning July 1, 2019, an employee who performs at least two hours of work in a particular workweek within the geographic boundaries of the City of Alameda must be…

Pregnancy Accommodation Guidance On April 23, 2019, the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities released guidance addressing federal law and the Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act, both prohibit discrimination against employees on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, and related conditions. Read the guide

Vaping in Enclosed Workspaces On April 26, 2019, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed legislation (S.B. 7012) banning workers from vaping in most enclosed workspaces. Vaping is to inhale or exhale vapor produced by a vapor-generating electronic device or to possess a vapor-generating electronic device while that device is actively employing an electronic, a chemical, or…

Workers’ Compensation Amendments On May 7, 2019, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed legislation (S.B. 135) amending the state’s workers’ compensation law by changing the following provisions related to workers’ compensation administration and benefits: For injuries arising on or after July 1, 2013, that are not designated as catastrophic, the 400-week maximum period cap is not…

Franchisor and Franchisee Relationships On April 9, 2019, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed legislation (H.F. 327) creating new franchisor-franchisee relationship law for Iowa’s wage payment collection law, legislative service agency law, employment security — unemployment compensation law, and Civil Rights Act. Under the new provisions, a franchisor is not an employer of a franchisee, nor…

Wage Assignments for Clothing and Tools On May 1, 2019, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed legislation (S.B. 99) permitting a wage assignment for either of the following: Rental of uniform shirts, pants, and job-related clothing; or Purchase of equipment or tools necessary to fulfill employment duties. The total amount of wages subject to assignment may…

EEO Poster Updated In May 2019, the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights updated its Equal Employment Opportunity notice to include information about the Kentucky Pregnant Workers Act (KPWA) which takes effect June 27, 2019. Employers may use the commission’s poster to fulfill their posting requirements under the KPWA, which mandates that employers conspicuously post a…

Commissioned, Retail Salespeople and Overtime or Sunday Pay On May 8, 2019, the Massachusetts State Supreme Court held in Sullivan vs. Sleepy LLC (SJC-12542) that retail salespeople who are paid entirely in commissions or draws (i.e., advances on commissions) are entitled to additional overtime or Sunday pay (pursuant to overtime law at Mass. Gen. Laws…

Gender Diversity in the Boardroom On May 13, 2019, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed legislation (H.B. 1116) to promote gender diversity in corporate management and boardrooms by modifying current tax law at Md. Tax-Prop. Code Ann. § 11-101. Under the modified law, those that must submit a report on personal property to the State Department…