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New Form I-9 Must Be Used Starting Today

XpertHR • September 18, 2017
Starting today, employers must begin using the revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification for all new hires. The new form includes changes to the instructions and to the Acceptable Documents on List C. However, the existing storage and retention rules have not changed. Employers must continue to follow these rules for any previously completed Form I-9, as well as for new ones.

Updates on DACA and Temporary Protected Status

Littler Mendelson, P.C. • September 18, 2017
On September 5, 2017, the Trump administration announced that it would formally end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Since then, 19 states and the District of Columbia have sued the Trump administration over its decision to rescind DACA, an Obama-era protection for individuals brought to the United States without proper documentation as children.

Further Hurricane Relief for Federal Contractors: No Citation for Late Veterans Reports

Ogletree Deakins • September 17, 2017
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced that federal contractors will not be cited for filing their VETS-4212 reports late—as long as they are filed by November 15, 2017. The DOL has made the change in another attempt to accommodate those who have been affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

California Legislative Wrap Up: Employment Bills Headed to the Governor

Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP • September 20, 2017
September 15, 2017 was the last day for the California Legislature to pass bills and send them to the Governor for approval. This post contains the list of key labor and employment bills that passed and will either be vetoed or signed into law by the Governor.

Non-Compete News - Florida Supreme Court Holds Referral Sources Are Legitimate Business Interests Under Florida's Non-Compete Statute

FordHarrison LLP • September 18, 2017
Executive Summary: On Thursday, September 14, 2017, the Florida Supreme Court held that referral sources can be valid legitimate business interests under Florida’s non-compete statute, potentially warranting enforcement of a restrictive covenant/non-compete agreement. In determining whether referral sources can be legitimate business interests, the Court closely analyzed the statute’s plain language and engaged in a fact- and industry-specific inquiry.

The 2nd Department Rejects NYSDOL's "13 Hours Rule" For 24-Hour Shift Workers

FordHarrison LLP • September 17, 2017
Executive Summary. Yesterday, in two long-awaited decisions, the New York State Appellate Division, Second Department ruled that home care workers who worked 24-hour shifts, commonly referred to as “live-in” shifts, were required to be paid for all 24 hours, regardless of the sleep and meal times they were afforded. The two cases are Andryeyeva v. New York Home Attendant Agency and Moreno v. Future Care Health Services, Inc.
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Jackson Lewis P.C. | Washington | Washington Enacts Healthy Starts Act: New Workplace Accommodation Protections for Pregnant Employees (September 11, 2017)

FordHarrison LLP | Florida | Non-Compete News - Florida Supreme Court Holds Referral Sources Are Legitimate Business Interests Under Florida's Non-Compete Statute (September 18, 2017)

FordHarrison LLP | New York | The 2nd Department Rejects NYSDOL's "13 Hours Rule" For 24-Hour Shift Workers (September 17, 2017)

Littler Mendelson, P.C. | New York | New York Paid Family Leave Benefits Law Deadline for Employers to Apply for Approval as a Self-Insured Employer Rapidly Approaching (September 13, 2017)

Fisher Phillips | California | The End is Near! – Follow These Labor and Employment Bills as the California Legislative Year Wraps Up (September 06, 2017)

Jackson Lewis P.C. | California | California on Brink of Further Expansion of Fair Pay Protections (September 15, 2017)

Ogletree Deakins | California | San Diego Enacts Pay Equity Ordinance for City Contractors (September 14, 2017)

Goldberg Segalla LLP | Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania Courts Continue to Extend Theories of Liability in Nursing Home Malpractice Cases (August 31, 2017)

Jackson Lewis P.C. | North Carolina | North Carolina’s New Employee Misclassification Law: What Will Be the Practical Effect? (September 04, 2017)

Littler Mendelson, P.C. | New York | Another New York State Appellate Court Finds 24-Hour Non-Residential Home Care Attendants Must be Paid for Sleep and Meal Periods (September 17, 2017)