February
22
Insight

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?
  • Global Mobility and Immigration
  • Hiring, Performance Management and Termination

February
21
Insight

Possible Changes to U.S. Business Immigration Law and Policy Under the New Administration

This article covers proposed legislation, sub-regulatory changes, and—from a practical standpoint—the process/timing for implementing changes under the new administration.
  • Global Mobility and Immigration
  • Legislative and Regulatory Practice
  • Workplace Policy Institute

February
21
Insight

Fourth Circuit Decision Establishes New Six-Factor Test for Determining Joint Employment under the FLSA

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently established a new six-factor test to determine whether two or more entities are joint employers for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
  • Staffing, Independent Contractors and Contingent Workers
  • Wage and Hour

February
21
ASAP

Ontario Court of Appeal Upholds Moral Damages, Human Rights Damages, and High Legal Cost Award in Wrongful Dismissal Case

In a new Ontario Court of Appeal case, the appellate court upheld the trial court’s judgment in favor of the plaintiff with an unusually high legal costs award.
  • Discrimination and Harassment

February
21
Insight

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.
  • Background Checks
  • Hiring, Performance Management and Termination
  • Policies, Procedures and Handbooks

February
21
Podcast

The New Administration’s First 30 Days: Is Diversity Necessarily Under Siege in America?

A discussion of diversity and the first days of the Trump administration.
  • Diversity & Inclusion Consulting

February
17
ASAP

New York State Industrial Board of Appeals Invalidates New Regulation Governing Payment of Wages by Direct Deposit or Debit Card

On February 16, 2017, the New York State Industrial Board of Appeals (“IBA”) issued an order revoking changes to New York State’s regulation governing employers that pay their employees by direct deposit or debit card.
  • Wage and Hour
  • Legislative and Regulatory Practice
  • Policies, Procedures and Handbooks

February
17
ASAP

HHS Expresses Interest in Pre-Existing Condition Exclusions

In proposed regulations, the HHS has suggested several adjustments designed to help stabilize the individual health insurance market – particularly for coverage offered through the health insurance exchanges, often referred to as “Marketplaces.”
  • Employee Benefits
  • Legislative and Regulatory Practice
  • Workplace Policy Institute

February
16
ASAP

Alex Acosta, Former NLRB Member, Nominated as Secretary of Labor

President Trump announced today that he intends to nominate R. Alexander Acosta as the Secretary of Labor. Mr. Trump’s initial nominee for the position, Andrew Puzder, withdrew his candidacy yesterday.
  • Workplace Policy Institute

February
16
Insight

District of Columbia Mayor Signs Law Restricting Employers from Using Credit Information in Employment Decisions

On February 15, 2017, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser signed a bill prohibiting, with limited exceptions, employers’ use of or obtaining a job applicant's or employee's credit information for employment purposes.
  • Background Checks

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