A key issue that staffing agencies often face in litigation is whether the end of a temporary work assignment constitutes a “discharge” of the employee’s employment with the staffing agency. In a favorable ruling for staffing agencies, the California Court of Appeal in
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has announced that the temporary COVID-19 accommodations for Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, will expire on July 31, 2023.
CDF Partners will present “Remote Workforce: How to Comply with California’s Strick Labor Laws.”
Register now to hear from CDF Partners Nancy “Niki” Lubrano and Brian E. Cole discuss what employers with remote and hybrid workers in California need to know to avoid potentially costly litigation in this area, including up-to-the-minute issues, trends, and best practices related to managing a workforce under virtual conditions.
In November 2022, the City of Irvine was the first city in Orange County to pass a Hotel Worker Protection Ordinance. The ordinance generally took effect on December 22, 2022. However, the fair compensation for workload section of the ordinance takes effect on May 21, 2023.
Under that section of
The February 24, 2023, issuance by the IRS of proposed regulations on the use of forfeitures in qualified retirement plans provides some welcome clarity, regulatory house cleaning, and relief for plan sponsors. With a proposed effective date of January 1, 2024, these regulations should prompt plan sponsors to review
On May 11, 2023, Tennessee’s Governor signed Senate Bill 0073, the Tennessee Information Protection Act, making the state the eighth state to pass consumer privacy legislation. Tennessee joins California, Colorado, Connecticut, Indiana, Iowa, Utah, and Virginia which have previously passed consumer privacy statutes.
Tennessee’s law will take effect July 1, 2024.
When does this law
We have written several times about U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights’ “HIPAA Right of Access Initiative.” In its most recent enforcement action under the Initiative, the 44th such enforcement action, the OCR investigated a complaint made against a psychotherapist concerning the alleged refusal to
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is examining potential discriminatory implications of the use of automated systems and artificial intelligence (AI) to make employment decisions beyond the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), an EEOC chief counsel office said.
Bonuses are great. No one ever wants to turn down money. But, when a bonus is too small, it’s best to skip it altogether. For instance, take a look at the above example from the Anti Work Subreddit.
Handing an employee $25 as a gesture of goodwill on a
The U.S. COVID-19 Public Health Emergency will end on May 11, 2023, one week after the World Health Organization determined that COVID-19 is no longer a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. On that same day, the Biden-Harris Administration has announced it will end COVID-19 vaccination requirements for federal employees, federal contractors,
The last-standing COVID-19-related travel restrictions will soon expire. Bringing the United States in line with most countries around the world, after May 11, 2023, non-citizen, nonimmigrant air passengers need not show proof of being fully vaccinated to board a flight to the United States.
Until May 12, nonimmigrants must
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification has postponed the date for submission of permanent labor certification (PERM) applications and CW-1 applications for temporary employment certification in the Foreign Labor Application Gateway system from May 16, 2023, to June 1, 2023.
During recent oral arguments, justices for the Supreme Court of the United States seemed conflicted on whether to upend the existing standard that allows an employer to refuse religious accommodations to its employees if the employer can show that granting the accommodation would involve more than a “de minimis” cost
On November 4, 2021, the Biden administration and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued an interim final rule which required certain workers at CMS-covered healthcare facilities to be vaccinated. Given a recent announcement by the Biden-Harris administration
New DOT regulations cover oral fluids specimen testing for workplace drug and alcohol testing programs. The regulations affect drug and alcohol testing programs covering an estimated eight million transportation workers.