On November 3, 2023, the Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) published its proposed regulations for implementing the Illinois Paid Leave for All Workers Act, which is set to take effect on January 1, 2024.
We address issues, cases and matters of statutory and regulatory compliance of employment law that can impact a business' growth and profitability.
On October 31, 2023, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) published a joint memorandum of understanding whereby they detail “a process for information sharing and referrals, training, and outreach between the agencies” regarding the laws they enforce, including but not limited to their anti-retaliation provisions and whistleblower protections.
The latest change relates to whether and how entities other than a direct employer may be considered “joint employers” under labor laws.
Most non-compete agreements have been declared void in California for many years. Nonetheless, California laws against non-competes have continued to develop and grow stronger in recent years. For the most part, such developments have only affected employers and businesses within California.
On October 17, 2023, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania issued a memorandum and order wherein it refused to follow the “norm” in automatically awarding double damages in a case for unpaid wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).