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Littler Mendelson
USCIS rolled out a new Form I-9 in November 2016. Starting January 22, 2017, all employers must use the new Form I-9, which is dated November 14, 2016 (the edition date is on the bottom of the Form I-9).
Mayer Brown
Until recently, the D.R. Horton rule had been rejected by every appellate court to consider it—the Second Circuit, Fifth Circuit, and Eighth Circuit as well as the California and Nevada Supreme Courts.
Poyner Spruill LLP
Preventing harassment has been an EEOC enforcement priority since 2013, and was included as a priority in its Strategic Enforcement Plan for 2017-2021.
Ropes & Gray LLP
On January 13, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor (the "DOL") issued the second in a planned three-part set of FAQs on its new fiduciary rule.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., took testimony from workers at Carl's Jr. and Hardee's.
Womble Carlyle
Effective January 18, 2017, the Department of Labor issued a "final rule" modifying 29 CFR § 2560.503-1, governing claims procedures for disability benefits under ERISA plans.
Procopio Cory Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
The California Legislature's ongoing efforts to strengthen the Prevailing Wage Law continued in 2014, with certain measures enacted to become effective in 2015.
Littler Mendelson
Whether these initiatives will be continued under the incoming Trump administration is unclear.
Orrick
As expected, the Supreme Court granted review today of three of the conflicting Court of Appeals decisions.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Two employers also asked the Supreme Court to review decisions by the Ninth and Seventh Circuits in which the courts found the class waivers to be unlawful.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Business organizations have once again brought suit against OSHA's new electronic reporting and retaliation rule, arguing that the proposed online database violates employers' ...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Seyfarth's annual Workplace Class Action Report was featured in "Class action certifications more successful in 2016," a January 11 story by Business Insurance.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Last Friday, the US Supreme Court agreed to hear cases from the 9th, 7th, and 5th Circuits in which the courts are split on the issue whether class action waivers in employee arbitration...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The Massachusetts Superior Court recently issued an opinion holding that, under Massachusetts wage law, employers in the Commonwealth must pay employees for meal breaks...
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
There is no doubt that pay equity and pay data have both been a major focus of the federal government enforcement agenda during the Obama administration.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Some employers may want to reconsider their approach to gender transition benefits after a federal court enjoined the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from enforcing...
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Employers looking for strong scores on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI) in coming years may have to make some unexpected changes to their health benefit programs.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Philadelphia is positioning to be the next jurisdiction to prohibit employers from inquiring into jobapplicants' wage history during the employment application process.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
It's a common business model in the fast-food industry: a massive restaurant company provides the menu, the marketing—including catchy slogans and a universally recognized logo...
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
In 2016, the Louisiana Legislature enacted numerous employment-related laws. Louisiana employers should take note of these new laws to ensure that their policies and procedures are in compliance.
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Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
Processing of H-1B extensions with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) continue to be extraordinary slow, at both the Vermont and California Service Centers.
Ropes & Gray LLP
As a result of these changes, millions of workers will lose their current FLSA-exempt status on December 1, 2016.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On November 18, 2016, the USCIS issued its Final Rule amending certain regulations related to employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visa programs.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Today marks just over a month since Donald Trump was elected as the next President of the United States.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
Certain provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act were aimed at encouraging and protecting whistleblowers.
Fox Rothschild LLP
The beginning of the year may seem like a long way away, but it can sneak up on you. I often have employers who are scrambling at the end of the year to understand legal changes and to update policies to insure compliance.
Strasburger & Price, L.L.P.
On November 14, 2016, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a revised version of the Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
In order to provide an overview for busy in-house counsel and compliance professionals, we summarize below some of the most important international anti-corruption developments from the past month...
Littler Mendelson
On April 4, 2016, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo executed sweeping legislation as part of the 2016-17 state budget, implementing a complicated and staggered set of minimum wage increases...
Ford & Harrison LLP
As employers in Florida prepare for the new year, many may wonder how Florida's new medical marijuana law will impact them.
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