August 2020 Legal HR Updates
Dear Valued Client,
HR updates for August include general notifications in addition to specific information for the following states:
  • Alabama
  • Alabama Department of Labor Announces New Documentation Requirement and Enforcement Initiative
  • California
  • Cal/OSHA Recommends Emergency COVID-19 Regulation with PPE and Training Provisions
  • CCPA Requirements Postponed January 1, 2022 Will Include New Employer Provision
  • California Extends COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave to Essential Food Sector Workers
  • Wildfire Information Regarding Leaves, Worker Safety, and Wage Compliance
  • COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave for Long Beach, California
  • Valley Fever Awareness Training Required in Select California Counties
  • Sonoma County California Implements Supplemental COVID-19 Sick Leave
  • Oakland, CA Enacts COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Ordinance
  • California Agencies Provide Employers Guidance on Returning Employees
  • San Francisco, CA Provides Back to Work Notice and Guidance
  • San Jose, CA Issues COVID-19– Related Emergency Paid Sick Leave Ordinance
  • Upcoming California Compliance Deadline for Harassment Prevention Training
  • Colorado
  • Colorado Hair Discrimination Laws in Effect
  • Connecticut
  • Connecticut Wage Increase Set on September 1, 2020
  • Georgia
  • Georgia Businesses May Opt-In or Opt-Out of Local Mask Orders
  • Georgia Expands Lactation Break Law
  • Georgia Shields Businesses from COVID-19 Liability
  • Kansas
  • Kansas Human Rights Commission Board Prohibits LGBTQ Discrimination
  • Maryland
  • Maryland Restaurant Employers Required to Provide Wage Statements to Tipped Employees
  • Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts Releases Final Regulations for Paid Family and Medical Leave
  • Michigan
  • Michigan Enforces Stricter COVID-19 Definitions Reducing Leave Protections
  • Michigan Childcare Centers and Camp Staff Must Wear Face Coverings
  • New Executive Order Modifies Worker “Stay-At-Home” Requirements
  • Nevada
  • Some Hospitality Employers in Nevada Must Establish Virus-Combating Protocols
  • New Mexico
  • New Mexico Implements Employer Reporting Rule for COVID-19 Cases
  • New York
  • New York State Sick Leave Effective September 30, 2020
  • Suffolk County, New York Expands Anti-Discrimination Definitions
  • Oregon
  • Oregon OSHA Releases Draft COVID-19 Temporary Standard
  • Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia’s Salary History Ban Will Finally Be Enforced
  • Puerto Rico
  • Puerto Rico Expands Maternity Leave for Mothers Adopting Children
  • Puerto Rico Enacts Law on Workplace Harassment
  • Puerto Rico Implements Paid Voting Leave
  • Tennessee
  • Tennessee Passes COVID-19 Liability Shield for Employers
  • Tennessee Provides New Guidance on COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine
  • Washington
  • Washington State Institutes Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

General notifications include Department of Homeland Security Extends Temporary COVID-19 Rule Allowing Certain H-2A Petitioners to Hire Certain Foreign Workers, Department of Labor (DOL) Issues Guidance on Employers’ Obligation to Compensate Remote Workers, DOL Issues New Opinion Letters, Remote I-9 Verification and E-Verify Temporary Policies Extended, Form I-9 Verification During EAD Production Delays Due to COVID-19, OSHA Updates COVID-19 FAQ, DOL Issues New FMLA Forms, DOL Updates COVID-19 FAQ with School Closure-Related Leave Questions, DOL Provides Guidance Through FAQ for Certain Federal Contractors on FFCRA Leave, OFCCP VEVRAA- Focused Review Resources for Contractors, and VETS-4212 Reporting Opened August 1, 2020.

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