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Archives for February 4, 2024
In a case that centers around the DOL’s a new independent contractor rule, Michael Lotito said if the Fifth Circuit remands the case, the business coalition that sued to block the previous rule plans to file an amended complaint in the district court with arguments tailored to the new rule.
As the Academy Awards selections and ceremony approach, the Power At Work Blog is proud to shine a light on the films that feature worker power and unions, labor leaders, and workers’ collective action.
We’ve curated a list of 50 labor films you should watch from several different genres that
Due to technical difficulties, the Power At Work Blog was unable to share this month’s Workers by the Numbers stream live, but you can still catch our labor experts’ latest takes on the January BLS report. Watch below to hear a conversation between Alicia Modestino, Seth Harris, and Aaron Sojourner
Alexander MacDonald says its very difficult to classify a worker as an independent contractor for one purpose, but an employee for another, because there are things you have to do with respect to an employee that you don’t do with an independent contractor.
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Michael R. Gotzler talks about best practices for businesses that partner with staffing agencies.
USCIS published its Improving the H-1B Registration Selection Process and Program Integrity final rule on Feb. 2, 2024. The new final rule has three basic categories: creating a beneficiary-centric selection process, specifically allowing for start date flexibility, and other enhancements to the integrity of the selection process.
This is the
The Evil HR Lady has teamed up with Brabo Payroll to bring you a series of FREE webinars! This is the first in this series, presented by Suzanne Lucas.
You’ll learn some of the ins and outs of ChatGPT and why it shouldn’t put you into a panic (but also
NEW ORLEANS – J&M Industries, Inc., a manufacturing and distribution company based in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, has agreed to pay a former employee $105,000 to settle an age discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.
Many USCIS filing fees are being adjusted upward beginning on April 1, 2024. That date, of course, is particularly significant. It is the earliest date that Cap H-1Bs can be filed.
The H-1B filing fee, for example, will rise from $460 to $780. The ACWIA Fee (to fund the training
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that the registration period for fiscal year (FY) 2025 will open on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at noon ET and run until noon ET on Friday, March 22, 2024. USCIS will implement a new beneficiary-centric system to ensure all beneficiaries have the
On January 31, 2024, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a final rule in the Federal Register to adjust immigration benefit request fees, effective April 1, 2024. The agency has stated that the “[t]he final rule will allow USCIS to recover a greater share of its operating costs and
Under a new law passed in October 2023, California employers must provide all current and certain former California employees with individualized written notices by February 14, 2024, advising them that any noncompete clauses or noncompete agreements with employers are void.
Pay gaps are an enduring and growing source of social tension and management frustration — statistical evidence that workers of one particular group (usually women or people of color) are systematically underpaid across an organization or within business divisions.