On April 28, 2023, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ordered a Texas court to further consider a legal challenge to the United States Department of Labor’s 80/20 Rule, which applies to employers that take a tip credit toward their minimum wage obligation under the Fair
Archives for April 2023
Summer’s Almost Here — What California Employers Should Know When Hiring Minors
As the temperatures rise, many employers, including those in the retail industry, may be fielding applications from minors looking for summer work. Before hiring applicants under the age of 18, it’s important to understand the requirements that apply to that segment of the workforce.
Minimum Age to Work
OFCCP Requires Federal Contractors to Implement Revised Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability Form by July 25, 2023
On April 25, 2023, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) revised Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability Form (CC-305).
Maynard Nexsen Expands Capabilities with Addition of Four New Attorneys in Key Markets
OSHA Recordkeeping Proposal Would Expand the Ranks of Employers Required to Submit Injury and Illness Data
On April 7, 2023, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) submitted its latest injury and illness recordkeeping proposal to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA). The proposed changes to the injury and illness recordkeeping rules hark back to the agency’s more onerous 2016 regulation.
NYC Agency to Hold Employer-focused Roundtable to Clarify New AI Regulations
In the wake of its recently issued rules regarding New York City Local Law 144 (“Local Law 144”), the New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) will be holding an educational roundtable on May 22, 2023, at 2 p.m.
People are going to employment tribunals over ‘banter’
With increasing cases of workplace “banter” being heard in UK employment tribunals last year, Lisa Coleman said employers should be taking active steps to foster a respectful and inclusive environment with clear boundaries.
Beltway Buzz, April 28, 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.
Keys Features of USCIS Mobile Biometrics Services
As a part of various USCIS immigration applications, the U.S. government requires the applicants’ biometrics to be collected in order to conduct relevant background checks and services prior to granting the requested immigration benefits. In the past, mobile biometrics services (e.g., photographs and fingerprinting) may be provided by USCIS at
FY 2024 H-1B Registration Period Indicates 780,884 Registrations; USCIS Investigates Possible Abuse of Lottery System
On March 27, 2023, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the agency had received enough electronic registrations to reach the fiscal year (FY) 2024 annual limit. The current year saw 780,884 registrations, up 61 percent from 483,927 last year, which was a 57 percent jump from the previous
Elimination of Paper Documentation in Streamlined Entry Process Raises Issues for Foreign Nationals
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has been implementing “Simplified Arrival” at all airports, seaports, and most ports of entry since early 2022. The purpose is to secure and streamline the entry process. But the elimination of paper documentation is raising issues for foreign nationals.
One outcome of Simplified Arrival implementation
Bloomington Clarifies Requirements Under its Earned Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance
Last year the City of Bloomington, Minnesota became the fourth city in Minnesota to pass an ordinance requiring certain employers provide paid sick and safe leave to eligible employees. The City of Bloomington’s Earned Sick and Safe Leave (ESSL) Ordinance is set to go into effect on July 1, 2023.
2023 Legislative Update: Regular Session Week Seven
14 Maynard Nexsen Attorneys Recognized by 2023 South Carolina Super Lawyers®
They Want to Change the World. They Would Also Like a Raise.
As nonprofit workers unionize, negotiations can make things awkward in mission-based workplaces.