March
8
WPI Report

WPI Insider Briefing: Spotlight on Health Care and Regulatory Reform Under the Trump Administration

On February 28, 2017, President Trump delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress, outlining a broad vision of his agenda. The Trump administration is widely expected to chart a dramatically different course on workplace policy.
  • Workplace Policy Institute
  • Legislative and Regulatory Practice
  • Government Contractors

March
7
ASAP

New Privacy Training Requirement for Certain Federal Government Contractor Employees

Federal government contractors are now required to provide annual privacy training for employees who have access to a system of records, handle personally identifiable information, or design, develop, maintain or operate a system of records.
  • Government Contractors
  • Legislative and Regulatory Practice
  • Workplace Privacy and Data Security

March
7
Insight

It's W-2 Phishing Season: How to Stop, and Respond to, Tax-Related Identity Fraud Aimed at Your Organization's Employees

HR and payroll professionals nationwide have been, and will continue to be, targeted with e-mails apparently sent by a senior executive but actually sent by scammers who ask for a prompt reply with the 2016 W-2s for all of the organization’s employees.
  • Workplace Privacy and Data Security
  • Policies, Procedures and Handbooks

March
6
ASAP

President Trump Signs New Executive Order on Immigration Policy

On March 6, 2017, President Donald Trump released a revised executive order entitled Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States following legal challenges to the preceding order issued earlier this year.
  • Global Mobility and Immigration
  • Workplace Policy Institute

March
6
ASAP

New York City Council Committee Pursues Predictive Scheduling and Other Labor Bills

On Friday, the New York City Council’s Committee on Civil Service and Labor considered a package of six bills that could significantly affect the scheduling of fast food and other employees.
  • Workplace Policy Institute
  • Wage and Hour
  • Retail

March
5
ASAP

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.
  • Global Mobility and Immigration
  • Hiring, Performance Management and Termination
  • Workplace Policy Institute

March
3
ASAP

Venezuela Increases the Tax Unit

The Venezuelan Tax Administration announced an increase to the tax unit effective February 24, 2017. This increase impacts, among other things, employers’ obligations related to tax contributions and meal benefits, and fines for violations.
  • International Employment Law

March
3
ASAP

Venezuela Aumenta La Unidad Tributaria

Incremento a la unidad tributaria, vigente desde el 24 de febrero de 2017, impacta beneficios de alimentación, aportes tributarios y aumenta el valor de las multas.
  • International Employment Law

March
2
ASAP

Missouri Supreme Court Upholds St. Louis Minimum Wage Ordinance

In a surprise development, on February 28, 2017, the Missouri Supreme Court upheld a minimum wage hike by the City of St. Louis.
  • Wage and Hour

March
1
WPI Report

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.
  • Workplace Policy Institute
  • Legislative and Regulatory Practice
  • Background Checks

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