On March 3, 2023, a new California state public health officer order regarding COVID-19 was issued with an effective date of March 13, 2023. The new order includes important information for employers doing business in California.
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OFCCP has published another updated “List of Non-Objectors” for which it intends to release EEO-1 Type 2 data from 2016 to 2020 in response to the FOIA request from the Center for Investigative Reporting. Any contractors who objected through March 3, 2023, were removed from the updated list.
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The recently passed Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), set to go into effect on June 27, 2023, will require employers to provide a reasonable accommodation to workers for known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. The requirement will apply to employers with 15 or more employees, unless
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently updated its policy guidance related to O-1B nonimmigrants of extraordinary ability in the arts and motion picture or television industry. The updated guidance, effective immediately, is intended to clarify how USCIS evaluates evidence submitted by employers seeking to sponsor foreign national employees under
On March 3, 2023, the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico issued a decision declaring Law 41-2022 null and void, effectively reinstating the prior state of many of Puerto Rico’s employment statutory entitlements. The decision will impact employees’ statutory benefits and rights, including vacation pay and sick
U.S. passport renewals are taking longer. Applying for renewals well in advance of travel abroad may be particularly important if you also need a visa in the new passport.
Moreover, many countries require that your passport be valid for at least 3 months, or even 6 months, beyond the period
President Biden announced that the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) and the National Emergency declared by President Trump in 2020 will end on May 11, 2023. The PHE relief issued in response to the pandemic affected group health plan coverage requirements related to COVID-19 prevention and treatment. The National Emergency
Fermin Llaguno offers some much-needed advice on leading teams as a young lawyer.
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As some companies clamp down on work-from-home arrangements, Terri M. Solomon says companies are still figuring out whether to use a carrot or a stick to lure them back.
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When it comes to closing pay gaps, Denise Visconti says progress will come from organizations looking internally and doing something about making sure they’re promoting people fairly.
Jeff Nowak explains why he has little confidence the federal government will pass sweeping leave legislation and how the FLMA might evolve because of it.
Libby Henninger talks about new bipartisan legislation that would end a U.S. Department of Labor program enabling employers to pay workers with disabilities below minimum wage.
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On February 19, 2023, San Francisco’s Private Sector Military Leave Pay Protection Act took effect. The ordinance requires covered employers to provide supplemental pay to an employee while on leave for military duty for up to 30 days in a calendar year.
San Francisco’s Office of Labor Standards Enforcement has issued Implementation Guidance to
Candidates prefer in-person interviews to video calls. They also feel that they have to change their appearance to get a job.
These are the two most significant takeaways from a recently released survey by the American Staffing Association. The research found that 70% of Americans prefer in-person interviews, while 17% prefer video