Entries by ManagEase

OSHA Issues ETS for Certain Healthcare Providers

APPLIES TO Certain Healthcare and Healthcare Support Employers EFFECTIVE June 21, 2021 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) recently issued an emergency temporary standard (ETS) for employers whose employees provide healthcare services or healthcare support services (e.g., hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, emergency responders, home healthcare workers, […]

Second Circuit: OSHA Compliance Overrides ADA Accommodation Protections

APPLIES TO All Employers subject to the ADA in CT, NY, VT EFFECTIVE June 9, 2021 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 In Bey v. City of New York, the Second Circuit Court of Appeal stated that because OSHA regulations require a clean-shaven face when wearing a self-contained breathing apparatus (i.e., respirator), the firefighter plaintiffs […]

Eleventh Circuit: FAA Exemption for Transportation Workers Further Clarified

APPLIES TO All Employers with Transportation Employees in AL, FL, GA EFFECTIVE June 22, 2021 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 In Hamrick v. Partsfleet, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal reviewed whether final-mile delivery drivers—drivers who make local deliveries of goods and materials that have been shipped from out-of-state to a local warehouse—are in […]

IMPORTANT! California: Meal and Rest Premiums Must Be Paid at Regular Rate

APPLIES TO All Employers with CA Employees EFFECTIVE July 15, 2021 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 In Ferra v. Loews Hollywood Hotel, LLC, the California Supreme Court stated that premiums paid for missed meal or rest periods must be paid at the employee’s regular rate of pay. Employees’ regular rate includes hourly wages and […]

Los Angeles, CA: Revised Supplemental Paid Sick Leave and New COVID-19 Vaccine Leave

APPLIES TO Employers with Los Angeles, CA Employees, as indicated EFFECTIVE As Indicated QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti recently revised the extant Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL) order and issued a new vaccine leave order. The two orders have different effective date ranges and eligibility requirements, summarized below.

Colorado: Vacation Must be Paid on Separation; Use-it-or-Lose-it Policies Unenforceable

APPLIES TO All Employers with CO Employees EFFECTIVE June 14, 2021 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 In Nieto v. Clark’s Market, the Colorado Supreme Court indicated that company policies that require employees to forfeit accrued, unused vacation pay are unlawful.  Earned vacation time is considered a type of compensation under the Colorado Wage Claim […]

Colorado: Legislative Updates for Discrimination and Veteran Hiring

APPLIES TO All Employers with CO Employees EFFECTIVE As Indicated QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 Gender-Based Discrimination. Effective September 11, 2021, Colorado recently passed HB 21-1108 which clarifies prohibited sexual discrimination in employment. Specifically, employers cannot discriminate on the basis of gender expression (i.e., expression of gender to outside world, such as appearance, dress, […]

Connecticut: New Wage Transparency and Pay Equity Requirements, Coming Soon

APPLIES TO All Employers with CT Employees EFFECTIVE October 1, 2021 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 Changes are coming soon for Connecticut employers in the realm of pay transparency and equity. House Bill No. 6380, effective October 1, 2021, will require employers to provide applicants and employees with wage range information under various circumstances. […]

Connecticut: Lactation Accommodation Requirements Expanded

APPLIES TO All Employers with CT Employees EFFECTIVE October 1, 2021 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 Effective October 1, 2021, House Bill No. 5158 amends existing Connecticut statute to expand employer’s obligations to accommodate lactating employees.  Presently, all Connecticut employers must make reasonable efforts to provide a room or private location that is not […]

Connecticut: Employees Now Have Unpaid Time Off to Vote

APPLIES TO All Employers with CT Employees EFFECTIVE June 25, 2021 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 In addition to many other statewide updates, Connecticut employers will now need to provide employees with two hours of unpaid time off to vote. Employees are eligible for voting time during a state election, or for employees who […]