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Curiouser And Curiouser – A Brexit Political Update
Earlier this year, we wrote about the state of Brexit negotiations in the United Kingdom, and concluded that "with just over a month to go until Brexit takes effect"...
European Union
3 Oct 2019
New York City Amends Human Rights Law To Extend Protections To Freelancers And Independent Contractors
The bill has been sent to Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is expected to sign it into law shortly.
United States
23 Sep 2019
Deal Or No Deal, How Will Brexit Affect Employee Work Authorizations In The UK?
As the current Brexit deadline of October 31, 2019 looms, employers with operations in the United Kingdom must prepare for various possible outcomes
18 Sep 2019
AB 5 Update: California Senate Committee Advances Bill To The Senate Floor
This article is an update to prior publications from Littler's Workplace Policy Institute regarding Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5), currently pending in the California legislature.
United States
3 Sep 2019
OFCCP Issues Opinion Letter On Whether Pre-Approved Pay Analysis Groupings Will Be Accepted In Future Audits
On July 22, 2019, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued its second Opinion Letter since November 30, 2018, when Directive 2019-03
United States
26 Jul 2019
Ontario, Canada: Employers Can't Require Applicants To Be Permanently Eligible To Work
In a recent decision still reverberating with Canadian employers, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) struck down an employer's practice of requiring job applicants to be permanently eligible to work in Canada...
5 Jul 2019
OFCCP Issues Opinion Letter On Whether Pell Grants Trigger Federal Contractor Status For Colleges
In an effort to provide additional compliance assistance resources to contractors, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued Directive 2019-03 in late 2018
United States
14 Jun 2019
Germany Seeks To Mandate Human Rights Due Diligence For Companies And Their Global Partners
In February 2019, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development ("Development Ministry") introduced a draft law (the "Draft Law") that seeks to mandate human rights due diligence for German companies and their global business partners
14 May 2019
Hiring Benchmark For Veteran Affirmative Action Plans Lowered To 5.9%
The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced on March 27, 2019, that it is lowering the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) ...
United States
9 Apr 2019
OFCCP Identifies 3,500 Contractor Establishments To Be Audited Beginning In May—Are You Ready?
On March 25, 2019, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published its FY 2019 Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (CSAL).
United States
9 Apr 2019
Missouri Supreme Court Takes Two Major Steps to Protect LGBTQ Individuals under the Missouri Human Rights Act
While not recognizing discrimination based upon sexual orientation or gender identity as being protected under the Missouri Human Rights Act (MHRA), the Missouri Supreme Court has issued two separate opinions that expand protection of LGBTQ individuals under the MHRA.
United States
13 Mar 2019
Brexit Update: Ongoing Uncertainty
In late 2018, Prime Minister Theresa May, head of the United Kingdom's executive branch, and the European Union agreed to a draft form of the agreement that sets out the terms of the UK's withdrawal
European Union
4 Mar 2019
New York City Commission On Human Rights Provides Legal Enforcement Guidance On Race Discrimination On The Basis Of Hair
The New York City Commission on Human Rights (NYCCHR) released enforcement guidance on Monday, February 18, 2019 ...
United States
1 Mar 2019
Indiana Supreme Court: Driver For Large Vehicle Transportation Matching Service Properly Classified As Independent Contractor
Resolving split decisions among Indiana Court of Appeals panels, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled on January 23, 2019, that a transportation matching service properly classified a driver as an independent contractor. Q.D.-A, Inc. v. Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
United States
15 Feb 2019
E-Verify Is Back In Operation, But Post-Shutdown Delays And Concerns Remain
E-Verify, the electronic immigration system that employers use to confirm employees' eligibility to work in the United States, has resumed operation.
United States
4 Feb 2019
E-Verify Procedures During The Government Shutdown
When the federal government partially shut down on December 22, 2018, so did E-Verify, the online system for verifying a new hire's eligibility to work.
United States
18 Jan 2019
How Will The Partial Government Shutdown Affect Employers, Especially Federal Contractors?
After a tumultuous week on Capitol Hill, Congress adjourned Friday evening without reaching a deal to fund portions of the U.S. government, resulting in a partial government closure
United States
4 Jan 2019
Germany Announces €3 Billion "Artificial Intelligence (AI) Made In Germany" Initiative
The German federal government has announced a sweeping new initiative with the stated goal of making "Germany and Europe the worldwide leader in the field of artificial intelligence."
14 Dec 2018
Australia Passes Law Requiring Large Companies To Report On Modern Slavery
On November 29, 2018, the Australian Government passed the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (the "Act"), which requires all companies operating in Australia and meeting a threshold of AU$100 million in total annual global revenue to report annually on their efforts to address modern slavery in their operations and supply chains.
United States
7 Dec 2018
OFCCP Continues Efforts To Maximize Efficiency And Increase Transparency With Three New Directives
On November 30, 2018, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued three new directives that it describes as reinforcing OFCCP's "commitment to fulfilling its enforcement mission
United States
6 Dec 2018
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