This week, we look at two U.S. Supreme Court decisions and legislation in California with major implications for employers and health care providers.
 
Employers Respond to Dobbs
 
Employers across the country are navigating a new landscape following the Supreme Court’s decision to return the abortion issue to the states. The state-by-state impact of the Dobbs decision has made questions of travel benefits, employee privacy, and updates to workplace policies very complex – https://us.cnn.com/2022/07/06/success/companies-abortion-travel-policy/index.html
 
Supreme Court’s EPA Ruling Under Major Questions Doctrine Could Impact Employers
 
In West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency, the Supreme Court ruled that the EPA had exceeded its regulatory authority. That rationale opens the door to challenges to regulatory authority across all agencies, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the National Labor Relations Board. Here’s more on how this decision will impact employment regulatory agencies – https://www.ebglaw.com/insights/paul-decamp-featured-in-npr-interview-how-the-supreme-courts-epa-ruling-will-shape-government-power/
 
Pay Increases and Bonuses for CA Health Care Workers
 
California will offer retention payments of up to $1,500 for full-time workers in the field. And Los Angeles is set to increase the minimum wage to $25 per hour for all employees—including non-patient care workers—employed by private hospitals and health care providers. These actions could be a sign of what is to come across the country as health care facilities navigate burnout, retention, and staffing shortages caused by COVID-19. Read more – https://www.ebglaw.com/insights/los-angeles-city-council-approves-minimum-wage-increase-to-25-per-hour-for-health-care-workers-at-private-hospitals/
 
Other Highlights
 
Employment Law Perspectives in ESG
Deloitte Legal Dbrief
Adam Tomiak
https://www.ebglaw.com/insights/deloitte-legal-dbrief-employment-law-perspectives-in-esg/
 
Employers Beware – SEC Renews Enforcement Initiative Against Agreements (This Time a Non-Compete) That Interfere with Whistleblowers’ Unfettered Access to the SEC
Workforce Bulletin
Greg Keating, Daniel Green, Erik Weibust
https://www.workforcebulletin.com/2022/06/30/employers-beware-sec-renews-enforcement-initiative-against-agreements-this-time-a-non-compete-that-interfere-with-whistleblowers-unfettered-access-to-the-sec/
 
Chicago Sexual Harassment Policy Requires ‘Bystander’ Training
Bloomberg Daily Labor Report
Nancy Gunzenhauser Popper quoted
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/chicago-sexual-harassment-policy-requires-bystander-training
 
Rhode Island Enacts Tip Protection Law
Wage and Hour Defense Blog
Fran DeLuca
https://www.wagehourblog.com/2022/07/articles/state-wage-and-hour-laws/rhode-island-enacts-tip-protection-law/
 
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