From multiple states’ minimum wage hikes to arguments over the classification of “gig workers,” potential changes to workplace immigration, and heightened responsibility around maintaining data security of employees, labor and employment issues show no signs of slowing.
Download the Bloomberg Law 2020 Outlook on Labor and Employment to get a detailed view of the most critical areas in labor and employment law, including:
- The reclassification in California of thousands of gig workers as employees, including workers from ride-hailing services such as Uber Technologies and Lyft Inc., and measures in other states, including New Jersey and New York, to adopt similar reclassifications.
- Implications of the rise of the minimum hourly wage to $15 – enacted across many states and being considered in 2020 by others.
- Shifting workplace immigration rules, including a dramatic fee increase for H-1B specialty visa petitions and visa extensions, workforce implications of potentially ending the DACA program, and actions to rescind work permits to H-4 spouses of H-1B workers.
- An increased responsibility for employers to provide protections to safeguard employee data – much of it rooted in CCPA fines that may find employers liable for damages of up to $750 per employee per incident.