#WorkforceWednesday: Now in Effect for 2022
This week, we’re showcasing some of the legal and regulatory changes effective in 2022 and what employers should be doing to comply.
Minimum Wage Increases and Revised Exempt Salary Thresholds
Over two dozen states and localities will increase minimum wages in 2022. Exempt salary thresholds are also increasing in some states. Employers must consider whether they have classified their employees appropriately and whether their employees are eligible for overtime under the new salary thresholds. Read more.
New Year, New Laws Impacting California Employers
California enacted a number of bills impacting employers in the state. Some major changes in the coming year include extending the limitation on confidentiality provisions in settlement agreements to all forms of workplace harassment and discrimination and limiting employers’ ability to require that employees sign non-disparagement agreements. Read more.
New Jersey Employers: Review Posting and Notice Requirements
New Jersey saw several legal changes impacting employers, including the strengthening of protections for recreational and medical marijuana users and against age discrimination. In addition to being up to date with new employment laws now in effect, New Jersey employers should use the beginning of the year to review compliance with positing and notice requirements. Read more.
Upcoming in 2022 and Other Highlights
Monitoring Employee Email or Other Electronic Usage: New York Will Require Employers to Provide Notice
Brian Cesaratto, Adam Forman, Susan Gross Sholinsky, Shawndra Jones, Nathaniel Glasser, and Matthew Savage Aibel
Update Your NYC Job Postings—Employers Will Need to Display Salary Ranges
Marc Mandelman; Nancy Gunzenhauser Popper; Eric Emanuelson, Jr.; and Lucas Peterhans
Supreme Court; Set to Decide Whether Epic Systems Extends to PAGA Representative Claims
Wage and Hour Defense Blog
Mike Kun, Paul DeCamp, and Kevin Sullivan