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USCIS Announces Implementation of H-1B Electronic Registration Process for Upcoming Cap Season

Jackson Lewis P.C. • December 08, 2019
Earlier today, USCIS announced it is implementing the registration process in the next H-1B lottery. H-1B employers have been awaiting confirmation of and details regarding the new registration process for H-1B cap-subject petitions.

NLRB Allows Decertification Process to Proceed During Certification Year Extension Period

Jackson Lewis P.C. • December 08, 2019
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ruled an employee’s effort to decertify his union could proceed, despite a previous agreement between the employer and union extending the time during which decertification petitions are barred. Pinnacle Foods, 368 NLRB No. 97 (Oct. 21, 2019).

Can Cross-Generational Viral Internet Phrases in the Workplace Create Unlawful Age Discrimination?

Jackson Lewis P.C. • December 08, 2019
“OK Boomer” is having a moment on the internet, appearing often in viral jokes and memes. It is widely considered an all-purpose retort by the younger generations of Millennials and Gen Z’ers to dismiss thoughts and ideas they view as too old-fashioned. Some even use “OK Boomer” to discount opinions stereotypically attributed to the Baby Boomer generation.

Illinois Governor Signs Employer-Friendly Amendments to Recreational Marijuana Law

Ogletree Deakins • December 08, 2019
On June 25, 2019, Governor J. B. Pritzker signed legislation making Illinois the eleventh state to approve marijuana for recreational use. Recreational use of marijuana will be permitted by law beginning January 1, 2020. As we noted in our earlier article, “Legalized Cannabis in Illinois: What Employers Need to Know,” the Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (the “Act”) explicitly permits employers to adopt “reasonable” zero-tolerance or drug-free workplace policies, so long as such policies are applied in a nondiscriminatory manner.

End-Of-The Year To-Do List For Colorado Employers: Vacation Pay And Denver Minimum Wage

Fisher Phillips • December 08, 2019
Colorado employers will soon face two big changes that will impact your workplaces. In a matter of weeks, the state will adopt a new rule on use-it-or-lose-it vacation policies, and Denver will begin the process of increasing its minimum wage. With the new year approaching, now is the perfect time to get up to speed on these changes adjust your policies and practices.
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