1. This week, we look at updated regulations in California and New York City and at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).

    California Employers Update COVID-19 Policies

    California employers are implementing updated COVID-19 policies to comply with new standards in the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s recently readopted Emergency Temporary Standard.

    NYC Mayor Signs Pay Transparency Amendment

    Last week, New York City Mayor Eric Adams signed an amendment postponing the effective date of the city's new salary range disclosure law until November 1. Learn more - workforcebulletin.com/2022/05/13/nyc-mayor-signs-off-amended-nyc-pay-range-disclosure-law-will-take-effect-november-1-2022/

    DOL Targets Worker Retaliation

    The DOL recently issued a press release offering tools and resources to combat employer retaliation. Read more - wagehourblog.com/2022/05/articles/dol-enforcement/u-s-department-of-labor-issues-field-assistance-bulletin-on-protecting-workers-from-retaliation/

    Other Highlights

    COVID-19 WORKFORCE (re)sources
    Click here to see what the federal government and state and local governments have done to address the COVID-19 pandemic this week - ebglaw.com/government-resources-coronavirus-resource-center/

    Expect More Web Accessibility Claims, Despite DOJ Guidance
    Law360
    Shira Blank, Josh Stein
    2ec2b246x45d31849pmcrgzb-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Law360-Stein-Blank-May2022-Expect-More-Web-Accessibility-Claims-Despite-DOJ-Guidance.pdf

    Historic First Day of Personal Adult-Use Sales and Preservation of Medicinal Cannabis Market
    New Jersey Law Journal (subscription required)
    Lisa Gora
    ebglaw.com/insights/historic-first-day-of-personal-adult-use-sales-and-preservation-of-medicinal-cannabis-market/

    Superior Court of California Attorneys’ Fees Award Punishes Plaintiff’s Bad-Faith Litigation for Alleged Misappropriation of Trade Secrets
    Trade Secrets & Employee Mobility
    Edward Loya, Daniel Green, Phillip Antablin
    tradesecretsandemployeemobility.com/2022/05/articles/trade-secrets-and-confidential-information/superior-court-of-california-attorneys-fees-award-punishes-plaintiffs-bad-faith-litigation-for-alleged-misappropriation-of-trade-secrets/

    New York’s Anti-Discrimination Laws Do Not Protect Out-of-State Remote Workers
    Workforce Bulletin
    Elizabeth Houghton LaGreca, Adam Tomiak
    workforcebulletin.com/2022/05/12/new-yorks-anti-discrimination-laws-do-not-protect-out-of-state-remote-workers/

    WORKFORCE (re)imagined.TM
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  2. A Trending News interview from Employment Law This Week®, featuring Epstein Becker Green attorneys Greta Ravitsky and Eric Emanuelson:

    An increasing number of employees are asking for flexible work arrangements after working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. How should employers respond?

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  3. This week, we’re breaking down recent local- and state-level developments impacting compliance for employers.

    NYC's Pay Transparency Law Expected to Be Delayed

    If signed by Mayor Eric Adams, New York City’s pay transparency law will be delayed until November. Last Thursday, the New York City Council agreed to several amendments to the controversial Local Law 32, which requires a minimum and maximum salary for each job posting. Read more - workforcebulletin.com/2022/04/29/nyc-pay-transparency-law-amended-if-signed-by-mayor-adams-employers-will-have-until-november-1-2022-to-start-disclosing-salary-ranges-in-job-postings/

    Meanwhile, May 7 remains the effective date for New York state’s electronic monitoring regulations. Learn more about how to comply - workforcebulletin.com/2022/05/03/times-up-electronic-monitoring-notice-requirements-for-new-york-employers-take-effect-this-week/

    Florida Restricts Workplace Diversity Training

    Effective July 1, Florida employers with at least 15 employees are prohibited from requiring training that "espouses or promotes" ideas about systemic racism or implicit bias. Discussion of these ideas is allowed, but there can be no endorsement of them.

    Cal/OSHA Renews COVID-19 ETS

    The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has approved the third and final renewal of the state’s COVID-19 emergency temporary standard, effective through the end of the year. This allows Cal/OSHA additional time to adopt a permanent standard, which will likely take effect in January 2023.

    Other Highlights

    COVID-19 WORKFORCE (re)sources
    Click here to see what the federal government and state and local governments have done to address the COVID-19 pandemic this week - ebglaw.com/government-resources-coronavirus-resource-center/

    The Court Rules Out Emotional Distress Damages Under Anti-Discrimination Statutes: SCOTUS Today
    SCOTUS Today
    Stuart Gerson
    linkedin.com/pulse/scotus-today-court-rules-out-emotional-distress-damages-stuart-gerson/?trackingId=5MpflIDZR%2BGq9Kfn6KrcDQ%3D%3D

    Maryland Legislature Overrides Veto to Enact Paid Family and Medical Leave Program
    Insights
    Nathaniel Glasser, Carter DeLorme, Ann Knuckles Mahoney, Eric Emanuelson, Catherine Kang
    ebglaw.com/insights/maryland-legislature-overrides-veto-to-enact-paid-family-and-medical-leave-program/

    Amendments to Illinois’s Human Trafficking Recognition Training Act May Expand the Scope of Covered Employers to Include Restaurants and Truck Stops
    Workforce Bulletin
    Brenna McLean, Daniel Simandl
    workforcebulletin.com/2022/05/02/amendments-to-illinoiss-human-trafficking-recognition-training-act-may-expand-the-scope-of-covered-employers-to-include-restaurants-and-truck-stops/

    Preview the New Halting Harassment Module
    Click here to view a preview of online anti-harassment training Halting Harassment, which is designed for multistate use with remote work in mind and features scenarios and best practices that apply across industries - ebglaw.com/halting-harassment-online-training/

    WORKFORCE (re)imagined.TM
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  4. A Trending News interview from Employment Law This Week®, featuring attorneys Cassandra Labbees and Adam Tomiak, Members of the Firm:

    With the recent surge in mental health discrimination charges, what can employers do to best address mental health in the workplace? Employers should evaluate their accommodations policies and current benefits offerings to assess parity in coverage and access to mental health services.

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  5. This week, we update you on two major developments from the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) and this year’s abridged timeline to submit EEO-1 data.

    Union Activity Surges

    The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) recently released data on the increase in petitions filed by unions for representation elections in the country. In the first half of fiscal year 2022, petitions filed by unions for representation elections jumped 57 percent from the same period last year.

    NLRB GC Takes Aim at “Captive Audience” Meetings and Supports Union Organizing

    The Biden administration has been vocal in supporting unionization efforts and making it easier for unions to win elections. Recently, NLRB General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo issued a memo indicating that her office will be asking the Board to find “captive audience” meetings, in which employers seek to convince workers to vote against union representation, to be unlawful and violate the National Labor Relations Act. The memo reflects the General Counsel’s goal of limiting the ability of an employer to campaign and share its views with employees before they vote. Read more - managementmemo.com/2022/04/19/nlrb-general-counsel-urges-labor-board-to-expand-prohibition-on-captive-audience-meetings-and-employers-right-to-present-their-views-on-unionization/

    In a brief recently filed with the Board, General Counsel Abruzzo asked the Board to adopt a requirement that an employer recognize and bargain with a union that claims majority support unless the employer can establish that it has a “good faith doubt” as to the union’s claim of majority status. Learn more - managementmemo.com/2022/04/19/nlrb-general-counsel-pushes-to-skip-union-elections-by-reinstating-joy-silk-doctrine/

    Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Opens EEO-1 Data Collection, with Fast Timeline

    Employers are racing to submit their 2021 EEO-1 Component 1 data by May 17, a significantly shorter window than the previous two years.

    Other Highlights

    COVID-19 WORKFORCE (re)sources
    Click here to see what the federal government and state and local governments have done to address the COVID-19 pandemic this week - ebglaw.com/government-resources-coronavirus-resource-center/

    Ohio Enacts Changes to Overtime Exemption Laws and Class/Collective Action Procedures
    Wage and Hour Defense Blog
    Jill Bigler and James Petrie
    wagehourblog.com/2022/04/articles/flsa-coverage/ohio-enacts-changes-to-overtime-exemption-laws-and-class-collective-action-procedures/

    COVID-19 Tumult Softens Employers’ Stance on Resume Gaps
    Law360 (subscription may be required)
    Ann Knuckles Mahoney Quoted
    ebglaw.com/insights/ann-knuckles-mahoney-quoted-in-covid-19-tumult-softens-employers-stance-on-resume-gaps/

    Remembering an Underappreciated Legal Skill—Listening
    Law360
    James Flynn
    ebglaw.com/insights/remembering-an-underappreciated-legal-skill-listening/

    WORKFORCE (re)imagined.TM
    Click here to find out how we can help with return-to-work or hybrid workforce issues - ebglaw.com/return-to-work/

    We invite you to view Employment Law This Week® – learn about the top developments in employment and labor law and workforce management in a matter of minutes every #WorkforceWednesday .

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