This week, we’re recapping the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC’s) Strategic Enforcement Plan, California’s expanded sick leave requirement law, and the ongoing worker strikes across the country.

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EEOC Releases Strategic Enforcement Plan

On September 21, the EEOC published its Strategic Enforcement Plan for fiscal years 2024 to 2028. In the first enforcement plan issued under the Biden administration, the EEOC sheds light on its current priorities.

California Expands Sick Leave Requirements

California is set to enact a pandemic-inspired expansion to its paid sick leave law. The new bill would amend California’s standard paid sick leave law to permanently provide employees with more paid time off, including expanding the yearly leave requirement from three days (24 hours) to five days (40 hours). 

Strikes Across the Country

Last Tuesday, 40,000 Las Vegas hospitality workers authorized a strike, joining some 362,000 workers who have gone on strike so far this year. That’s up from 36,600 striking workers in the same period just two years ago.

Other Highlights

California Employers: Amended Ban-the-Box Regulations Effective October 1, 2023
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Eleventh Circuit Adopts Employer-Friendly Standard for Establishing Key Element of SOX Whistleblower Claim
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EEOC’s Proposed Regulation for Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Contemplates Abortion-Related Accommodations
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Nancy Gunzenhauser Popper, Tammy Tran

Time Is Money: A Quick Wage-Hour Tip on … The 8 and 80 Overtime System for Health Care Establishments
Wage and Hour Defense Blog
Jill K. Bigler

New York Paid Family Leave Benefits and Contribution Rates Changing (Again) in 2024
Workforce Bulletin
Nancy Gunzenhauser Popper, Genevieve M. Murphy-Bradacs, Alexandria Adkins, América Garza

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