The Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a Field Assistance Bulletin (FAB) on Friday, July 13, 2018, titled “Determining Whether Nurse or Caregiver Registries Are Employers of the Caregiver.”
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On July 4, 2018, the DOJ obtained a partial victory in its challenge of California’s Immigrant Worker Protection Act and other sanctuary laws when a California federal court held that certain provisions violated the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution.
The Australian State of New South Wales recently passed the Modern Slavery Bill of 2018, which requires covered companies to release an annual statement that details the steps taken to ensure their operations and suppliers do not engage in modern slavery.
In the wake of the #MeToo movement, many states have been making concerted efforts to address and prevent sexual harassment through proposed legislation. On July 9, California Governor Jerry Brown signed one of those proposals into law.
Starting July 16, 2018, all employers in Brazil must use the new eSocial platform, developed to unify an employer's transmission of employment- and work-related data to various federal government institutions.
On July 9, 2018, President Trump nominated Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to potentially fill the impending U.S. Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement, which takes effect on July 31, 2018.