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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
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
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
ASAP

Department of Labor's Exit Memorandum Calls for Changes to Address Gig Economy Employment

According to the DOL, the “largest question” for the incoming administration will be how to “embrace innovation” as part of the changing nature of work, while ensuring a level of workforce protections for participants in the on-demand economy.
  • Workplace Policy Institute

January
5
ASAP

Why Learning How to Count to 26 Just Became Important: Recent Changes to California and Local Minimum Wage Laws

Recently California’s Division of Labor Standards Enforcement issued an FAQ concerning 2016 legislative changes that impact the state minimum wage in 2017 and future years.
  • Wage and Hour

December
19
ASAP

EEOC Issues Guidance on Mental Health Conditions in the Workplace

The EEOC recently published a resource document titled, “Depression, PTSD, & Other Mental Health Conditions in the Workplace: Your Legal Rights,” which summarizes the rights of individuals with mental health conditions under the ADA.
  • Discrimination and Harassment

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