Category: Employment Law

immigration

Immigration Week in Review: ‘Buy American, Hire American,’ I-9 Form Errors, and an H-1B’s Nest of News

April showers bring May flowers, tax returns, and … immigration enforcement policy? Apparently, it’s true—just as spring finally began springing throughout those colder parts of the country, immigration news also began popping up from the federal agencies like a less colorful bouquet of crocuses, daffodils, and tulips.

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Coordinating FMLA with State and Federal Laws

In this article series, we’ll focus on the intersection of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and how it affects many other laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), workers’ comp, and other state laws that apply to medical or disability leaves. Additionally, the FMLA may intersect with a variety of employer-provided leaves […]

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California

Are Commissioned California Employees Entitled to Separate Pay for Rest Periods?

Rest period violations are a source of enormous potential liability for employers, so it’s critical to ensure that you are appropriately compensating employees for their rest periods. A California appellate court recently tackled the issue of whether commissioned employees are entitled to separate compensation for rest periods and whether that requirement may be satisfied by paying them a guaranteed minimum hourly rate as an advance on commissions.

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strike

Groups Planning May 1 General Strike: Are You Prepared?

Aiming to build on recent “day without” protests, some labor unions and other organizations around the United States have begun formally announcing their plans for a coordinated “general strike” on May 1 and have threatened to boycott any businesses that stand in their way.

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Coordinating FMLA with Discrimination Laws

In this article series, we’ll focus on the intersection of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and how it affects many other laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), workers’ comp, and other state laws that apply to medical or disability leaves. Additionally, the FMLA may intersect with a variety of employer-provided leaves […]

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White House

Trump Puts the Final Nail in the Coffin: The ‘Blacklisting’ Rule Is Dead

President Trump has signed a resolution voiding an Obama-era regulation that would have required federal contractors to disclose employment law violations to agencies that award contracts. His signature was the final step in the repeal process; “It was the stake through the heart of the blacklisting regs,” according to H. Juanita Beecher, of counsel with […]

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