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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
10
ASAP

Canada: Ontario Human Rights Commission Releases Policy Statement on Medical Documentation and Disability-Related Accommodation Requests

On February 1, 2017, the Ontario Human Rights Commission released a new policy statement on medical documentation and disability-related accommodation requests.
  • International Employment Law
  • Leaves of Absence and Disability Accommodation

February
6
ASAP

Termination Clause Enforced: Oudin and the Supreme Court of Canada

On February 2, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed an application for leave to appeal the decision in Oudin v. Centre Francophone de Toronto.
  • International Employment Law
  • Hiring, Performance Management and Termination
  • Policies, Procedures and Handbooks

February
6
ASAP

Missouri is Now a Right-to-Work State

On February 6, 2017, Missouri became the 28th state to enact a right-to-work law.
  • Labor Management Relations
  • Legislative and Regulatory Practice
  • Workplace Policy Institute

February
4
ASAP

Temporary Restraining Order Halts the Executive Order Suspending the Entry of Immigrants and Non-Immigrants from Seven Countries

On February 3, 2017, a federal court issued a TRO halting President Trump’s January 27, 2017, executive order entitled, Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Entry into the United States by Foreign Nationals.
  • Global Mobility and Immigration

February
3
ASAP

Updates and Guidance on the Executive Order Suspending the Entry of Immigrants and Non-Immigrants from Seven Countries

On January 27, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order entitled, Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Entry into the United States by Foreign Nationals. This article provides some recommendations for various visa holders.
  • Global Mobility and Immigration
  • Hiring, Performance Management and Termination
  • Policies, Procedures and Handbooks

January
31
ASAP

Federal Contractors Must Update Disability Self-Identification Forms on February 1, 2017

Federal contractors subject to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act are required to invite applicants for employment and new hires to identify themselves as individuals with disabilities. On Feb. 1, 2017, an updated form must be used for this purpose.
  • Affirmative Action/OFCCP Compliance
  • Government Contractors
  • Construction

January
31
ASAP

Oregon Changes Interpretation of Overtime Laws, Advising Certain Employers to Double Count Daily and Weekly Overtime Payments

Between December 2016 and January 2017, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) instituted a significant change in its historic treatment of the interplay between two statutes that provide for daily and weekly overtime pay.
  • Wage and Hour

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