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OFCCP Clarifies Methodology for Contractor Audit Selection

Littler Mendelson, P.C. • April 19, 2018
On April 18, 2018, in another step signaling increased transparency for federal contractors, OFCCP issued a release describing its methodology for selecting and scheduling federal contractors for audit in 2018.

What Employers Need to Know About the Dark Web

Fisher Phillips • April 18, 2018
The average internet user may be largely unaware that there are actually different “levels” of the internet. First, there is the surface level of the internet where companies post their webpages, and where employees may browse the news, shopping options, and Facebook. The surface level means that the internet is indexed, and can be accessed using a search engine such as Google.

ICE Now Taking More Opportunistic Approach to Employer Sanctions

Nexsen Pruet • April 18, 2018
Could you imagine losing your workers overnight for immigration reasons due to an unrelated investigation? Recent headlines about an April 5 immigration raid of a meat processing plant in Tennessee announced the biggest employment crackdown under the Trump administration. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) took 97 people into custody; 10 were arrested on federal immigration charges and one on state charges, while 86 were detained for being in the country illegally.

California Looks to Substantially Ban Employment Arbitration Agreements

Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP • April 20, 2018
Fueled by the need of legislators to politicize the “me-too” movement, there has been a lot of media attention in recent months on proposed legislation in many states to limit arbitration and/or confidentiality of sexual harassment-related claims.

Massachusetts Equal Pay Act Calculation Tool: What Employers Need to Know

Jackson Lewis P.C. • April 19, 2018
Ever since Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed the state Equal Pay Act (MEPA) on August 1, 2016, employers have been seeking direction on how employee pay should be analyzed to withstand scrutiny under the new law. MEPA goes into effect on July 1, 2018.

Massachusetts Adjusts Limits on Employer Inquiries into Job Applicants’ Criminal History

Jackson Lewis P.C. • April 19, 2018
A provision in the Massachusetts criminal justice reform law signed by Governor Charlie Baker amends the state’s restrictions on the questions employers may ask a job applicant regarding the applicant’s criminal history during the hiring process. The new restrictions include an adjusted limitation on asking about misdemeanor convictions and a bar on asking about sealed or expunged criminal records.
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