On January 20, 2011, the Senate introduced a bill (S2580) that would require employers to provide additional information to workers each time the worker becomes unemployed (whether temporary or permanently). Currently, employers are required to provide the New Jersey Department of Labor’s BC-10 form, which provides information to individuals on how to claim unemployment benefits upon termination of employment. If passed, the new bill would also require employers to: 1) provide the date upon which the worker becomes unemployed, and if the unemployment is temporary, to the extent possible, the date upon which the worker is expected to be recalled to work; and 2) notify the individual that he or she may lose some or all benefits if he or she fails to file an unemployment claim in a timely manner.
As we previously reported, “predictive scheduling” is one of the most closely watched issues by retailers today. In April 2015, New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman garnered national news headlines when he launched an inquiry into the on-call scheduling practices of a slew of large national retailers in New York, expressing public concern about the impact of such practices on workers and raising questions about the possible illegality of such practices under existing New York law requiring “reporting pay” for employees who report to work but are not required to perform any work due to events like the closure of the business because of inclement weather.
Since the expiration of a labor contract in July 2014, negotiations for a new contract have dragged on between management representatives of the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA)—a multi-employer bargaining association representing terminal operators, stevedores, and shipping companies—and the longshore workers union, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). Working without…..
On June 1, 2016, the Los Angeles City Council finalized the City’s paid sick leave ordinance. Effective July 1, 2016, Los Angeles employers with 26 or more employees must provide employees with paid sick leave benefits, while employers with fewer than 26 employees must do so as of July 1, 2017.