PRO Unlimited’s Regulatory Newsletter – November 2020

The November 2020 edition of PRO’s quarterly Regulatory Newsletter has arrived! The newsletter continues the pattern of highlighting the latest events in labor markets around the world and, as always, has been built by experts across the Legal, HR, Contractor Compliance Services, Immigration, and Client Payroll Operations teams.

U.S. Regulatory Topics include:

  • - California Assembly Bill 2257 Clarifies and Recasts Assembly Bill 5
  • - Department of Labor Proposes Clarification to Independent Contractor Status
  • - California Consumer Privacy Act’s Employment Records and Business-to-Business Exemptions Extended
  • - Puerto Rico Enacts First Workplace Anti-Bullying Law in the U.S.
  • - New Annual Pay Data Reporting Requirement in California
  • - Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Guidance Addresses Whether Disabled Employees Are Automatically Entitled to Remote Work Reasonable Accommodations Once Their Workplace Re-Opens
  • - Reminder: Accrual Requirements Under New York State’s and New York City’s New Paid Sick Leave Law Effective September 30, 2020
  • - California Expands Protections for Employees Who Are Victims of a Crime or Abuse
  • - California Enacts COVID-19 Worker’s Compensation Presumption
  • - DOL and DHS Published New Interim Final Rules Affecting H- 1B Visas
  • - New Proposed Rule on Maximum Periods of Stay for F, J, and I Visa Holders
  • - USCIS Fee Increase Temporarily Suspended by Federal Court Order
  • - President Trump Signs Funding Measure and Increases Scope of Premium Processing
  • - Department of Labor Clarifies Bonuses for Fluctuating Workweek Employees
  • - California Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Law for Other Employers Enacted
  • - Maine Releases Earned Paid Leave Final Regulations
  • - Two Indiana Counties Decreased Income Tax Rates on October 1, 2020
  • - Colorado Paid Sick Leave Law Takes Effect January 1, 2021
  • - New York Announces 2021 Paid Family Leave Employee Contributions Limits
  • - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Expands Paid and Sick Safe Time Law
  • - Seattle to Collect Employer-Paid Payroll Expense Tax
  • - 2021 Minimum Wage Announcements

International Regulatory Topics Include:

  • - Brazil – Implementation of Data Protection Legislation Brought Forward
  • - Ireland – Changes to Parental Leave Entitlement
  • - Israel – Amendments to the Equal Pay Law for Male and Female Workers
  • - Netherlands – Balanced Labour Market Act
  • - Spain – New Decree on Remote Working
  • - U.K. – Penalties Announced for Furlough Fraud
  • - China – Changes to the Way Social Securities Can be Paid in Beijing
  • - Singapore – Changes to Employment Pass Requirements

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