Beginning April 1, 2018, employees on a limited-term employment contract lasting more than five years with the same employer will gain the right to change their employment status to an open-ended term.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has published a memorandum establishing its policy relating to H-1B petitions filed for employees who will be working at one or more third-party worksites.
On February 26, 2018, a majority of the entire U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held, in Zarda v. Altitude Express Inc., that Title VII prohibits workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
On February 21, 2018, the Supreme Court resolved a circuit split on whether the Dodd-Frank Act requires employees to report externally to the SEC in order to be protected by the Act’s anti-retaliation provision.
At approximately 1:00 a.m. CST on February 16, 2018, the Austin, Texas City Council approved an ordinance establishing a paid sick leave requirement that will apply to all private employers located within the City.
In a recent classification case involving the “gig” or shared economy, a U.S. magistrate judge handed down a significant win for Grubhub, concluding that a driver was an independent contractor, not an employee.
Staffing, Independent Contractors and Contingent Workers
The Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act goes into effect on April 1, 2018. This new law requires employers with six or more employees to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant employees.