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.
Archives for March 10, 2023
OFCCP Updates FOIA ‘Non-Objector’ List: Last Chance to Respond Ends March 17
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.
Beltway Buzz, March 10, 2023
The Beltway Buzz is a weekly update summarizing labor and employment news from inside the Beltway and clarifying how what’s happening in Washington, D.C. could impact your business.
Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Mandates Reasonable Accommodations
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
USCIS Updates O-1 Guidance for Extraordinary Ability in Arts and Motion Picture Industries
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
Employee Benefits and Rights in Puerto Rico: What to Know Now That Law 41-2022 Has Been Declared Null and Void
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
Passport Renewals Experiencing Increased Delays
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
What the End of the COVID-19 Pandemic Means for Employee Benefit Plan Deadlines and Coverage
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
Ready, Boss? Tips for Leading Your Team as a New Attorney
Fermin Llaguno offers some much-needed advice on leading teams as a young lawyer.
Attorney at Work
Hybrid models are under attack, but the full-time return to the office isn’t quite what it seems
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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Pay transparency and salary history rules aim to close gender wage gap for women
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.
Beyond the FMLA: Will a federal paid leave law ever come to pass?
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.
Fed. Bills To Kill Subminimum Wage Strike Balance, Attys Say
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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San Francisco Issues Implementation Guidance for Military Leave Pay Protection Act
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
Research Reveals People of Color More Likely to Adjust Appearance During Interviews
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