Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to the United States as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

USA: Amazon hiring 100,000 new distribution workers

The online giant, Amazon, is hiring 100,000 new distribution workers to keep up with the online shopping surge caused by the health crisis …

Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now.

USA: IRS Sets March 31, 2020 deadline for 403(b) plan document compliance

Employers with 403(b) plans must amend them in line with IRS guidance by March 31st in order to retain their favourable tax status …

Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now.

USA: Coronavirus response act takes effect April 2

The Emergency Families First Coronavirus Response Act has just become law …

Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now.

USA: Tax filing day moved from April 15 to July 15

The deadline for corporations and individuals to pay taxes is normally April 15th each year …

Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now.

USA: Governor Gavin Newsom issues stay at home order

The Californian State Governor, Gavin Newsom, has issued a “stay at home order” for the State’s 40 million population …

Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now.

USA: Governor signs bill to help pregnant women in the workplace

New Mexico House Bill 25 has recently been signed into law …

Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now.

USA: Walmart responds to coronavirus with emergency leave policy for workers

Hourly workers in Walmart – the nation’s largest private employer – will receive up to two weeks’ pay if they have to be quarantined, or are diagnosed with, COVID-19 …

Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now.

USA: Public access at UN closed due to COVID-19

An area of Westchester County, that includes much of the city of New Rochelle (a New York suburb) that stretches into the town of Eastchester, is effectively being closed off for at least two weeks to contain a Coronavirus cluster …

Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now.

USA: New York proposes process for sweeping changes to worker classification

A special task force has been set up by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo to draw up a new legal framework for independent contract workers …

Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now.

USA: 3rd Circuit upholds Philadelphia ban on salary history questions

The City of Philadelphia‘s 2017 Wage Equity Ordinance has been held up by a court injunction since April 2018 …

Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now.

USA: New wage and hourly pay rules in Colorado

The Colorado Overtime and Minimum Pay Standards (COMPS) Order will come into force on the 16th of March 2020 and will transform the state’s remuneration framework …

Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now.

USA: Data Notification Breach Law in Washington State

As previously reported, the amendments to Washington State’s Data Notification Breach Law are to become effective on the 1st of March 2020 …

Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now.

USA: Federal contract compliance manual

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is part of the US Department of Labour and its principal focus is ensuring those seeking to undertake work for the Federal administration are compliant with labour standards …

Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now.

USA: Federal Court & California battle over Arbitration Law AB51

A challenge made to California‘s new state law AB51 on curtailing mandatory arbitration in employment contracts has itself now resulted in an appeal from the state of California …

Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now.

USA: Premium of working on Sundays in Massachusetts

For many years, retailers in Massachusetts have been required to pay those working on Sundays a premium of time +50% for all hours worked …

Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now.