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March 20, 2009

Bill Would Allow Employers to Implement English-Only Policies

A bill introduced this week would guarantee employers the right to implement English-only policies in

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March 20, 2009

Mandatory Health Risk Assessments Could Violate the ADA

In an informal discussion letter dated March 6, 2009, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

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March 20, 2009

Obama Names Additional Labor Department Nominees

President Obama has nominated T. Michael Kerr to serve as the assistant secretary for administration

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March 20, 2009

Australia: Skilled Migrant Visas Will Be Cut 14 Percent

The Australian government is cutting the number of skilled migrant visas it will issue by 18,500, the

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March 20, 2009

Bill Would Debar or Suspend Federal Contractors Who Use Undocumented Employees

A bill introduced this week would debar or suspend contractors that unlawfully employ illegal aliens

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March 20, 2009

United Kingdom: New Tax on Visa Applicants

The Economic Times reports that Britain is preparing to impose a tax of up to £50 on applicants for

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March 20, 2009

Legislation Would Prohibit Preexisting Condition Exclusions in Health Plans

Bills introduced in both chambers of Congress would amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act

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March 20, 2009

Stimulus Bill May Hamper Federal TALF Program

Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF), a federal program aimed at reviving the market for

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March 20, 2009

DOL Issues Model COBRA Notices

The Department of Labor (DOL) has released on its website model Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation

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March 20, 2009

USCIS Issues "Handbook for Employers" with Form I-9 for Use on or After April 3, 2009

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has provided the new Form I-9 in its recently published

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