In the wake of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, President Donald Trump has nominated the Honorable Amy Coney Barrett, who sits on the federal U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, to the U.S. Supreme Court. A conservative jurist and self-described “originalist” and “textualist,” Barrett previously clerked for the late-Justice Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court.
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On Sept. 22, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) proposed a new test to determine whether workers are independent contractors or employees under federal law. According to DOL, the purpose of the change is to make it easier to identify which workers are employees covered by the minimum wage, overtime, and other provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The department described the new test as “streamlining and clarifying” the determination of independent contractor versus employee, and said it expects the change will give workers and businesses more certainty about their legal obligations and reduce litigation and associated costs.
Just a few months ago, 86-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was deftly smacking down oral arguments by supporters of a Louisiana abortion restriction, demonstrating the meticulous approach to the law and women’s rights that had earned her canonical status among feminists.
Coverage is a major expense for employers, especially those in small businesses, as they deal with the pandemic’s economic fallout.
On September 3, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued an opinion letter in response to a request from a member of the public asking for clarity on the EEOC’s interpretation and enforcement of section 707(a) of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, according to a press release.
As employees are returning to work, some businesses are considering requiring workers to sign what is being called a COVID waiver, which would release the company from liability should the employee contract COVID-19 upon return to work.
While it typically uses the “Final Action Dates” chart for accepting adjustment of status application filings, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that for October 2020, it will allow employment-based adjustment of status applicants to file based upon the U.S. Department of State’s (DOS) October “Dates for Filing”
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On Saturday, September 26, President Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the vacancy on the bench occasioned by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Barrett, who sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, has only served as a federal judge since 2017,
Foreign students soon may find themselves subject to new policies and processes regarding their status in the United States.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has released for comment its proposed rule Establishing a Fixed Time Period of Admission and an Extension of Stay Procedures for Individuals in F, J
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