California Creates Unelected Council to Set Minimum Wages/Working Conditions of 500,000 Fast Food Workers
By Tony Oncidi and Ariel Brotman on Sep 12, 2022 05:18 pm
On September 5, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom signed the Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act or FAST Recovery Act (AB-257). In a breathtaking move, the state government, which is dominated at all levels by union-friendly politicians, will appoint a 10-member Council composed of employees, employers and “union activists” to set the minimum wages and…… Continue Reading
NLRB Proposes New Joint-Employer Standard That Would Dramatically Expand Scope of “Joint Employment” Under the National Labor Relations Act
On September 6, 2022, the U.S. National Labor Relations Board delivered employers a slightly belated Labor Day “present” – a proposal to revise yet again its standard for determining joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act (the “Act”). Affected employers will not welcome this lump of autumnal coal. The Board’s proposal largely reestablishes the broad Obama-era standard of joint employment, under which one company may be deemed the joint employer of a second company’s employees not only where it directly or immediately exercises control over the second company’s workforce, but where the first company’s putative control is indirect, or even simply reserved but not ever actually exercised. Learn More
Colorado Issues Final Rules on Benefits and Employer Participation Requirements for Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program, Clarifies Private Plan Option
Colorado’s rulemaking process regarding its new paid family and medical leave insurance program (“FAMLI”) continues. On August 26, 2022, the state published final regulations on benefits and employer participation requirements (“Benefits Rules”), which provide the most concrete guidance to date regarding the benefits to which employees will be entitled under the FAMLI program as of January 1, 2024. Learn More
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