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Jan
31
2018
ASAP

Massachusetts High Court Rules That Sick Pay Does Not Constitute Wages Under State Law

On January 29, 2018, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court held that sick pay does not constitute wages under the Massachusetts Payment of Wages Law.
  • Wage and Hour
  • Hiring, Performance Management and Termination

Jan
30
2018
ASAP

New Act Prohibits Employers in Puerto Rico from Using Absences to Measure Employee Efficiency and Performance

A new law in Puerto Rico provides greater protections for non-exempt private sector employees by prohibiting employers from using sick leave to measure employees’ efficiency in their annual performance evaluations.
  • Hiring, Performance Management and Termination
  • Leaves of Absence and Disability Accommodation
  • International Employment Law

Jan
30
2018
ASAP

Maine Employers Must Ignore Off-Work Marijuana Use, Cease Testing Applicants

On February 1, 2018, Maine will become the first jurisdiction in the nation to protect workers from adverse employment action based on their use of marijuana and marijuana products, provided the use occurs away from the workplace.
  • Workplace Privacy and Data Security
  • Workplace Policy Institute

Jan
23
2018
ASAP

Deadline to Report Qualified Payments for Disaster Assistance with the Puerto Rico Department of the Treasury is Soon Approaching

On January 18, 2018, the PR Treasury issued Internal Revenue Informative Bulletin No. 18-03 notifying employers that the sworn statement to report Qualified Payments related to Hurricane Maria must be submitted no later than January 31, 2018.
  • Employment Taxes
  • International Employment Law

Jan
22
2018
ASAP

Wisconsin Supreme Court Holds That Employee Non-Solicitation Agreements are Subject to a Strict Enforcement Standard

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has held that a post-employment restriction limiting a former employee’s ability to solicit his former coworkers must meet a heightened "reasonableness" standard to be enforceable.
  • Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets

Jan
19
2018
ASAP

Federal Agencies Issue Contingency Plans As Government Shutdown Looms

Unless Congress can finalize a budget by midnight tonight (January 19), the federal government will be forced to shut down due to a lack of appropriations. Federal agencies have begun issuing updated contingency plans.
  • Workplace Policy Institute
  • Legislative and Regulatory Practice

Jan
17
2018
ASAP

Puerto Rico Department of the Treasury Announces 2018 Limits on Qualified Retirement Plans

On December 15, 2017, the Puerto Rico Department of the Treasury issued Tax Policy Circular Letter No. 17-02 announcing the 2018 applicable contribution limits for qualified retirement plans.
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employment Taxes
  • International Employment Law

Jan
17
2018
ASAP

Plan Sponsors and Service Providers Must be Aware of Changes Made to Rules Pertaining to Puerto Rico Qualified Retirement Plans

Recent changes to Puerto Rico’s tax treatment of certain retirement plans have taken effect.
  • Employment Taxes
  • Employee Benefits
  • International Employment Law

Jan
16
2018
ASAP

USCIS to Resume Accepting Applications to Renew DACA

On January 13, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
  • Global Mobility and Immigration

Jan
10
2018
ASAP

2018 Begins With Early Signs of Increased Worksite Enforcement Action

The Homeland Security Investigations (the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s investigative arm) began 2018 with an increased emphasis on targeting employers and unauthorized employees through worksite enforcement action.
  • Global Mobility and Immigration

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