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March 20, 2020

COVID-19 and Immigration Updates: Form I-9 Guidance, Border Closures, and More

This article briefly summarizes the recent governmental guidance on Form I-9 requirements, travel, and visa processing and services, among other matters, in response to the national emergency caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.

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March 12, 2020

SCOTUS Rules States May Use Information “Contained” in Form I-9 to Prosecute Identity Theft

On March 3, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court held that federal law did not prevent states from using their identity theft statutes to prosecute criminal cases where defendants, undocumented immigrants, used stolen Social Security numbers to get jobs.

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March 5, 2020

CROWN “Love” – Virginia Latest State to Ban Hairstyle Discrimination

On March 4, 2020, Virginia's governor signed a new law that expands the Virginia Human Rights Act’s definition of racial discrimination to include traits historically associated with race, including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles.

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March 2, 2020

Littler Lightbulb: What’s New in New Mexico?

New Mexico has been making waves with several labor and employment developments, including a red flag law and pending bills that would restrict nondisclosure agreements (HB 21) and would require reasonable accommodations for pregnancy (HB 25).

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February 25, 2020

Starting March 1, Employers with Non-Dutch Employees Working in the Netherlands Must Provide Advance Notice

Beginning March 1, 2020, employers in countries other than the Netherlands in the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland that want their employees to work temporarily in the Netherlands will be required provide advance notice.

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February 25, 2020

Ontario, Canada: Calculation of Reasonable Notice Period When a Contractor Becomes an Employee

A recent decision—concerning the wrongful dismissal claim of a contractor who worked for a business for 10 years before becoming an employee—considers key questions about the calculation of reasonable notice, when the employee later separates.

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February 25, 2020

Canada: Federal Court of Appeal Affirms Federally Regulated Employees Can Make Unjust Dismissal Complaints after Signing Releases

Recently, in Bank of Montreal v. Li, 2020 FCA 22, the Federal Court of Appeal upheld a lower court's decision that federally regulated employees can make a complaint for unjust dismissal despite signing a release and settlement agreement.

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February 21, 2020

H-1B Cap Registration Update

The initial registration period for the 2021 H-1B visa cap will open at 12 p.m. ET on March 1, 2020 and run through 12 p.m. ET on March 20, 2020. USCIS will use the myUSCIS online portal to conduct the electronic H-1B registration process.

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February 20, 2020

When Hiring For Jobs Located In Philadelphia, Salary History Will Soon Be Off Limits Unless Voluntarily and Willingly Disclosed

The United States Court of Appeal for the Third Circuit has issued its decision upholding the Philadelphia Wage Equity Ordinance, one of the so-called “salary history ban” laws.

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