On January 31, 2020, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a new edition of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, approved by the Office of Management and Budget on October 21, 2019.
During the 2019 legislative session, Governor Larry Hogan vetoed the Criminal Records Screening (or “Ban-the-Box”) Act. On January 30, 2020, however, the Maryland General Assembly overrode the governor’s veto.
Contractors have a significant interest in the White House’s February 3, 2020 announcement that the president will be nominating Director Leen for the position of inspector general at the Office of Personnel Management.
A California federal court has granted a preliminary injunction blocking enforcement of Assembly Bill 51, an expansive anti-arbitration law enacted in October and set to take effect on January 1, 2020.
Just as Bears fans are already looking to next season, employers with Illinois operations should look further afield to determine whether and how local (or possibly statewide) paid sick leave changes later in 2020 could affect them.
Reducing your New Jersey workforce just became more expensive. On January 21, 2020, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law Senate Bill 3170, radically expanding employers’ advance notice and severance pay obligations under NJ WARN.