CA Bill Treats Contractors as Employees

California lawmakers approved a landmark bill Sept. 10 requiring companies to designate freelancers or independent contractors as employees. Passed by the California Senate this week, the bill would extend labor protections and employee benefits like health care, overtime and minimum wage to many workers formerly considered contractors. The measure is expected to be signed by… Read more »

DOL Issues Final Rule on ARPs

The Department of Labor announced a final rule this week that makes it easier for small businesses that belong to the same trade association to offer retirement plans to their employees. Under the DOL rule, Association Retirement Plans (ARPs) could be offered by associations of employers in the same city, county, state or metropolitan area,… Read more »

Government Ordered to Collect Pay Data

Associations and other large companies can expect to start reporting pay data by race and gender soon, according to a recent court ruling. A federal judge in Washington, DC, ruled March 4 that the Trump administration did not justify its decision to freeze an Obama-era rule requiring the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to collect… Read more »

DOL Overtime Comments Due Sept. 25

As a reminder to association leaders, comments on possible changes to the overtime rule are due to the Department of Labor by Sept. 25. The overtime rule has been identified as a major area of concern for nonprofit employers. ASAE has already submitted its comments to DOL, and has drafted model comments that other associations… Read more »