#WorkforceWednesday: Sick Leave in New York, California Law Update, and Oregon’s Workplace Fairness Act Takes Effect

Employment Law This Week® - Episode 182


Welcome to #WorkforceWednesday. This week, we have updates on a range of new laws taking effect in New York City, California, and Oregon.

NYC Amends Sick Leave Law to Match State Law

New York City recently amended its Earned Safe and Sick Time Act (“Act”) to align more fully with New York State’s Paid Sick Leave Law. Employers must update pay stub information and provide notice of the changes by October 30. Read more about the Act’s new requirements

California Employment Law Update

In California, employers must make adjustments to provide for COVID-19-related sick leave under the terms of a new state law. This is one of a package of new employment law provisions in California. Here’s the full update.

Oregon Workplace Fairness Act Takes Effect

Oregon joins New York, Illinois, and California, among others, in implementing legislation around workplace harassment. Oregon employers must now have a written anti-harassment policy, and there are new limits on confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements.

Other Highlights

PA Increases Exempt Employee Minimum Wage Threshold

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry recently amended its minimum wage regulations to match federal rules by increasing the minimum salary for employees to qualify for the “white collar” exemptions to the overtime requirement. Click for more.

Updated OSHA Reporting Requirements

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently clarified an employer’s COVID-19 reporting obligations. Read about the agency’s updates in detail.

What We’re Reading

“Trial and Error: COVID-19 Challenges Courts Hoping to Resume Jury Trials,” a Commercial Litigation Update blog post by attorneys Thomas Kane and Maximillian Cadmus.

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