List of New State Employment Laws that employers must be familiar with before 2021

Posted by on 11/23/2020 to Federal
While the COVID-era has put employers to continuously grapple with some ever-changing safety regulations, compared to prior years, employers will be faced with fewer new laws and regulations during the start of 2021.   Some of the

California releases New Supplemental Paid COVID-19 Sick Leave

Posted by on 11/9/2020 to California
Governor Gavin Newson signed the Assembly Bill 1867 last September 9, 2020 which intends to fill gaps left by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). The new law basically requires private employers with 500 or more

UPDATE: New minimum wage and overtime exemption classifications, set by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry

Posted by on 11/5/2020 to Pennsylvania
It has been more than two years since the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) proposed new regulations under the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act (PMWA). The revision aims to increase the minimum salary requirement significantly for the white-collar overtime exemptions under this law.

UPDATE: Revised Teen Work Hour Restrictions, released by the Indiana Department of Labor

Posted by on 10/29/2020 to Indiana
The revised restrictions which was released last September 28, 2020 will affect employers of minors aged 14-18 years old. It specifically points out the maximum number of hours that minors may be permitted to work each day of the week.

Revised FFCRA Regulations, issued by DOL

Posted by on 10/28/2020 to Federal
In the revised Temporary Rule implementing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) released by the Department of Labor last September 11, 2020 and was effective since September 16, 2020, the DOL addressed the issues with the Temporary Rule.

List of amendments to the Virginia Human Rights Act (VHRA)

Posted by on 10/17/2020 to Virginia

Through the 2020 “Virginia Values Act,” employees are given expanded protections relating to discrimination and accommodation. The law now covers more employers and more protected classes, and it expands the remedies available to employees who sue. 

The amendments also provide many more employees a path to bring discrimination claims in Virginia state court (instead of federal court), where it is much more difficult for an employer to defeat a discrimination claim without going to trial.

Virginia employers, prohibited to enforce non-compete agreements on low-wage employees

Posted by on 9/23/2020 to Virginia

If you are an employee earning less than $1,137 per week or an average of $59,124 per year, then you should be aware by now about the recent update on the prohibition for Virginia employers to enforce a covenant not to compete with low-wage employees.

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