It’s that time of year for employers to make their lists and check them twice. While doing so, there are several new employment laws to consider for 2023. The following outlines the major new laws that will affect most employers with California employees. Each of these are effective January 1, 2023 unless otherwise stated herein. […]
Beginning July 1, 2022, New Mexico will require private employers to provide up to 64 paid sick leave hours to their employees each year. The Healthy Workplaces Act (“HWA”) was signed by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham on April 8, 2021 and brings New Mexico alongside 15 other states with paid sick time laws. Notably, the […]
On March 19, 2021, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill No. 95 which requires covered employers to provide a new bank of supplemental paid sick leave for certain COVID-19-related reasons. This bill goes into effect 10 days from enactment, on March 29, 2021, and will expire September 30, 2021. This bill is broader in many respects than Assembly […]
On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021. Within this $1.9 trillion relief Bill, Congress extended certain previously enacted COVID-19 stimulus package provisions and expanded on previous measures, providing more relief and creating new obligations. Here, we highlight a few key provisions of the Act relevant to employers.
Large employers in California must now comply with a California version of the federal Families First COVID Response Act (“FFCRA”). On September 10, 2020, the California legislature passed Assembly Bill No. 1867 requiring employers with 500 or more employees and health care providers to provide 80 hours of supplemental paid sick leave to employees who […]
The new Healthy Families and Workplace Act (“Act”) requires all private employers in Colorado to provide three types of paid sick leave to their Colorado employees: 1) COVID-19 emergency paid sick leave; 2) paid sick and safe time; and 3) public health emergency paid sick leave. Enacted on July 14, 2020, after Governor Polis signed […]
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, most businesses were faced with making difficult decisions regarding their workforce. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that, in April, the unemployment rate rose to 14.7 percent totaling 23.1 million unemployed. While the number of new unemployment claims appears to be dropping, for the week ending May 2, 2020, […]
Early on March 14, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives passed House Bill 6201, titled the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act.” The bill is expected to be voted on by the U.S. Senate early this week. If passed by the Senate, Section 5101 of the bill, the “Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act” will require employers […]
The Utah Legislature is in session again, and it’s likely that there will be changes in the Utah employment landscape by the time the Session concludes in a couple months. Among the bills being offered this year is House Bill 69, titled Sick Leave Amendments. Sick leave is a rather routine benefit many, if not […]
It’s been a busy year for the New Mexico legislature – especially in the employment space. Check out Benjamin Nucci and Walker Crowson’s Legal Alert here taking a look at six employment bills impacting New Mexico employers.