Connecticut, Maryland, Florida and various other states have passed laws that take effect today and address such topics as minimum wage, social media privacy, protected leaves, equal employment opportunity and data breaches.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that the EEO-1 Joint Reporting Committee has extended the deadline for all EEO-1 Report filers from September 30, 2015 to October 30, 2015.
On Labor Day, the White House announced that President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order requiring federal contractors to offer their employees up to seven days of paid sick leave on an annual basis.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has issued a final rule, effective September 9, 2015, revising its regulations regarding the procedures an individual should follow to apply for a Social Security Number (SSN) card. The rule also revises certain related evidence requirements. The Social Security Number Verification Service (SSNVS) Handbook has also been updated.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued new policies on the process for resolving whistleblower complaints. The new policies are intended to create an early resolution process as part of a regional alternative dispute resolution (ADR) program.
The Texas Supreme Court has ordered the Houston City Council to either repeal the city's 2014 equal rights ordinance or place it on November's ballot. The ordinance prohibited discrimination based on a number of factors, most notably for sexual orientation and gender identity.
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