January
20
ASAP

Critical Filing Dates for FY 2018 H-1B Cap

Employers that wish to sponsor H-1B workers for Fiscal Year 2018 can begin filing petitions on April 1, 2017, for a start date of October 1, 2017.
  • Global Mobility and Immigration

January
19
Insight

Inclement Weather FAQs: Who Gets Pay for a Snow Day?

As winter progresses, employers may find themselves monitoring the weather and wondering how to handle numerous operational headaches.
  • Wage and Hour
  • Policies, Procedures and Handbooks
  • ComplianceHR

January
17
ASAP

Employers Must Use the New Form I-9 Starting January 22, 2017

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) rolled out a new Form I-9 in November 2016. Starting January 22, 2017, all employers must use the new Form I-9.
  • Global Mobility and Immigration

January
17
Insight

The U.S. Issues a National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct

On December 16, 2016, the United States launched a National Action Plan (the “U.S. NAP”) on Responsible Business Conduct.
  • Business and Human Rights
  • Ethics, Compliance and Investigations
  • Government Contractors

January
13
ASAP

Supreme Court Will Review Three Cases Involving the Lawfulness of Class and Collective Action Waivers

On January 13, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in three cases involving the lawfulness of class and collective action waivers in arbitration agreements.
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Class Actions
  • Labor Management Relations

January
12
ASAP

Venezuela Announces New Minimum Wage and Meal Benefit Increases

On January 9, 2017, Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro announced a 50% increase in the monthly minimum wage for the private and public sectors, effective January 1, 2017.
  • International Employment Law
  • Wage and Hour

January
12
ASAP

Venezuela anuncia el aumento del salario mínimo

En Gaceta Oficial N° 41.070, de fecha 9 de enero de 2017, fue publicado el aumento del cincuenta por ciento (50%) sobre el salario mínimo mensual para los trabajadores que presten servicio en los sectores público y privado.
  • International Employment Law
  • Wage and Hour

January
12
ASAP

New USCIS Rule Amending Several Employment-Based and Nonimmigrant Visa Programs Will Take Effect on January 17, 2017

Beginning on January 17, 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will implement a new rule that amends certain regulations relating to employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visa programs.
  • Global Mobility and Immigration

January
10
ASAP

Kentucky Enacts Right-to-Work Law

Over the weekend, Kentucky lawmakers passed a right-to-work bill, which was promptly signed by Governor Matt Bevin. The new law took immediate effect, making Kentucky the 27th state in the nation and the last state in the South to adopt such a measure.
  • Labor Management Relations
  • Legislative and Regulatory Practice
  • Workplace Policy Institute

January
6
Littler Report

Workplace Policy Institute Insider Report — January 2017

The January edition of the Insider Report reviews what federal agencies accomplished in the final weeks of 2016, discusses state and municipal laws that advanced in December, and previews what the 115th Congress has in store for 2017.
  • Workplace Policy Institute
  • Wage and Hour
  • Employee Benefits

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