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By Alfred Robinson, Jr.
Previously, the DOL had stated that its final revisions to these regulations would be published in July of 2016.
By Stephen Smalley, Sarai Bryant Stewart, Stephen Huey
The filing period for "new" H-1B petitions to be counted against the annual H-1B quota (the "H-1B cap") for FY 2014 begins on Friday, March 29, 2013. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will accept cap-subject H-1B petitions for FY 2014 on Monday, April 1, 2013 for employment with a start date of October 1, 2013 or later.
By Mark Diana, Evan Shenkman, Christopher Capone
On November 19, 2012, a bill (A3444) was introduced in response to reports in the New Jersey Star Ledger that a bank purportedly provided unequal levels of health coverage to its male and female employees.
By Mark Diana, Jennifer Rygiel-Boyd, Evan Shenkman
On October 18, 2012, a bill (A3412) was introduced in the New Jersey Assembly to establish a default two-year statute of limitations for most civil actions.
By Mark Diana, Jennifer Rygiel-Boyd, Evan Shenkman
On October 15, 2012, a bill (A3374) was introduced in the New Jersey Assembly that would require employers with five or more employees to allow their employees access to inspect and copy their personnel records up to twice a year (including up to one year following termination), within seven days of such a request.
By Mark Diana, Evan Shenkman
In Queen v. City of Bridgeton, the Appellate Division held that an employer with no legal duty to provide paid leave does not violate the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) for denying an employee’s request for the same. 2012 WL 5356495 (N.J. App. Div., October 29, 2012).
By Richard Mariani, Evan Shenkman
In A.D.P. v. ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Co., the New Jersey Appellate Division ruled that the trial court erred in dismissing a lawsuit brought by an alcoholic who, despite her satisfactory job performance, was terminated after a random alcohol test revealed that she consumed alcohol.
By Mark Diana, Evan Shenkman, Christopher Capone
On December 3, 2012, the Assembly passed a bill (A1874) that would amend New Jersey’s Unemployment Compensation Law regarding disqualification from unemployment insurance (UI) benefits for misconduct by claimants.
By Mark Diana, Evan Shenkman
In Gargano v. Wyndham Skyline Tower Resorts, a manager of a cleaning services company assigned to a Wyndham casino sued Wyndham for negligent hiring after she was sexually assaulted by a Wyndham employee.
By Mark Diana, Evan Shenkman
Once again, we remind New Jersey employers with 10 or more employees of their annual obligation to distribute to their New Jersey employees the required notice under the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA).
By Thomas Watson, II
Louisiana Employment Security Law defined "unemployment" for purposes of collecting unemployment compensation benefits, itemizing a number of familial relationships to a principal or controlling stockholder or principal officer of a corporation, partnership, or proprietorship that would preclude an individual from being considered unemployed for the purpose of collecting unemployment benefits without first providing the Office of Unemployment Insurance Administration with the required evidence t
By Thomas Watson, II
The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor will continue to coordinate with the Mexican consul in New Orleans to ensure that Mexican nationals in Louisiana and Mississippi are aware of and exercise their rights under federal employment law.
By Thomas Watson, II
Under Act No. 822, and upon written request by an employee, the LWC may make available the employee’s wage and employer information, but for lending purposes, tenant screening and insurance underwriting only.
By Thomas Watson, II
Earlier this year, the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) and the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to exchange information received by the agencies.
By Thomas Watson, II
A temporary employee, employed and paid by a staffing firm, who fails, without good cause, to contact the staffing firm for reassignment will be deemed to have voluntarily left his employment and will be disqualified for unemployment compensation benefits.