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Beware: 11 Employment Policies on the NLRB’s Radar

XpertHR • May 26, 2015
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) continues its aggressive enforcement actions against work rules and policies it deems overbroad and infringing on an employee’s rights to engage in activity protected by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).

USCIS to Halt Premium Processing Service for H-1B Extensions

Littler Mendelson, P.C. • May 26, 2015
On May 19, 2015, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it will temporarily halt acceptance of premium processing requests for all H-1B Extension of Stay petitions from May 26, 2015 through July 27, 2015.

Spring Regulatory Agenda Sets Forth New Deadlines, Proposals

Littler Mendelson, P.C. • May 26, 2015
In keeping with past practice, federal agencies released their spring regulatory agendas on the eve of a holiday weekend. These semiannual reports list all of the federal agency regulations currently under development or review. Notably, these reports include anticipated release dates for proposed or final regulations. While often aspirational, these dates provide some insight into the agencies' priorities for the next six months. The following highlights some key pending regulatory actions from the spring agenda.

$15 Per Hour Minimum Wage? Los Angeles and Emeryville Give Seattle a Run for the Money

Ogletree Deakins • May 26, 2015
On May 19, 2015, the Los Angeles City Council voted, 14-to-1, to raise the minimum wage to $15.00 per hour in increments over the next five years. As a result, the city council will draft a proposal to raise the wage rate from $9.00 per hour to $15.00 per hour by 2020.

California Supreme Court Agrees to Consider Whether California Health Care Workers Can Lawfully Waive a Second Lunch Period

Ogletree Deakins • May 26, 2015
This week, the California Supreme Court agreed to review the decision in Gerard v. Orange Coast Memorial Center, No. G048039 (February 10, 2015), where the California Court of Appeal partially invalidated the Industrial Welfare Commission (IWC) wage order provision that allows employees in the health care industry to waive one of two required meal periods on shifts longer than eight hours.

Captain of the Cheerleading Team: An Employee Too?

Ogletree Deakins • May 26, 2015
On April 21, 2015, California’s legislature advanced a bill that would require professional sports teams based in California to classify their cheerleaders as employees and pay them a minimum wage. The state assembly’s Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media voted 5-to-2 in favor of the bill, which must now pass a vote by the Appropriations Committee before it can be reintroduced to the legislature.
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