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WPI Report
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May 1, 2017

WPI State of the States — Legislative Proposals Are Taking Root

This month’s State of the States highlights some of the prominent trends demonstrated by the bills that are advancing across the nation.

ASAP
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April 14, 2017

New York City Set to Ban Inquiries About Salary History

The NYC Council has approved a bill that makes it an “unlawful discriminatory practice” for employers to inquire about the salary history of a prospective employee, or to rely upon salary history unless the applicant offers the information voluntarily.

ASAP
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April 3, 2017

USCIS Issues New Guidance on H-1B Work Visas for Computer Programmers

On March 31, 2017, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a policy memorandum that provides new guidance regarding H-1B visas for computer-related positions.

ASAP
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March 20, 2017

Virginia Supreme Court Denies Expansion of Public Policy Exception for Wrongful Termination Claims

The Supreme Court of Virginia, in Francis v. National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences, Inc., No. 160267 (Feb. 23, 2017), reaffirmed that the public policy exception to Virginia’s employment at-will doctrine is a narrow one.

ASAP
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March 12, 2017

California Lawmakers Introduce Statewide Ban-the-Box Law

California assembly members recently introduced a bill containing new state-wide restrictions on an employer’s ability to make pre-hire and other employment decisions based on an applicant or employee’s criminal records, including a ban-the-box component.

ASAP
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March 5, 2017

U.S. Announces Suspension of Premium Processing for all H-1B Petitions

On Friday, March 3, 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that effective April 3, 2017, it will temporarily suspend premium processing for H-1B petitions.

WPI Report
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March 1, 2017

WPI State of the States: Legislatures Saw a Flurry of Activity in February

Statehouses across the country continue to propose legislation at a frenzied pace. In February, as in January, more than 500 bills concerning labor and employment issues were either introduced or addressed in some fashion.

Insight
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February 27, 2017

It's Not Just a Box: Understanding How "Ban-the-Box" Laws Go Beyond Your Employment Application

This Insight highlights the various ways in which ban-the-box laws impact an employer’s use of criminal records for hiring and other employment decisions.

Dear Littler
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February 22, 2017

Dear Littler: Does an Employer Have to Report Discrepancies Identified in Old I-9 Forms?

A former employee recently reapplied for an open position at our company, but her SSN does not match the old one on file. Do we have any reporting or disclosure requirements?

Insight
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February 21, 2017

California Employers Are Subject to New Requirements When Using Criminal History Information

Recently, the California Fair Employment & Housing Council approved regulations that identify numerous ways in which employers can face liability when using criminal history in hiring and other employment decisions.

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