Kevin Lauri has been appointed to the 2023 Legal Industry Editorial Advisory Board by Law360. The editorial advisory board provides feedback on Law360’s coverage and expert insight on how best to shape future coverage.
Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in Chambers USA 2023
Nationwide employment law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. is pleased to announce the firm and its attorneys have been recognized in the 2023 Edition of Chambers USA.
Minnesota’s New Paid Family and Medical Leave, Sick Leave, Amended Pregnancy Accommodations
Minnesota has become the 12th state to adopt a statewide paid program for employees during family and medical leaves. It also joined the more than 40 state and local jurisdictions mandating paid sick leave.
Increase in Nonimmigrant Visas Fees at Consulates Delayed to June 17, 2023
The Department of State has delayed the effective date of the increase in consular fees from May 30, 2023, to June 17, 2023 (to provide a 60-day delay after the final rule was received by Congress).
The most relevant fee increases remain:
Visa TypeCurrent FeeRevised FeeNon-petition-based nonimmigrant visas: B/1-B/2,
ESG: Insight into SEC Human Capital Disclosures
Corporate governance reporting is a framework that gives stakeholders insight into a company’s ESG practices, allowing them to better understand the demographic makeup of its corporate board and overall workforce.
ESG: Utilizing the Framework to Address Employee Concerns and Safety Needs
Employers are leveraging ESG to address various employees’ and shareholders’ concerns, including appropriate workplace safety controls that respond to employee input while maintaining compliance with state and federal standards.
John Exner Spotlighted as Top 100 Lawyer by Los Angeles Business Journal
John Exner was spotlighted as a Top 100 Lawyers 2023 honoree by Los Angeles Business Journal in “Top 100 Lawyers 2023 – JOHN EXNER.”
Justin Barnes Comments on the Department of Labor’s PAID Program
Justin Barnes comments on the Payroll Audit Independent Determination program, a U.S. Department of Labor self-audit program that enabled employers to pay back wages without litigation or penalties in “DOL’s Axed Wage Violation Program Has Mixed Legacy,” published by Law360.
NLRB General Counsel Asserts Non-Competes Violate the National Labor Relations Act
National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel (GC) Jennifer Abruzzo’s efforts to alter the labor and employment landscape continue. The GC’s latest controversial enforcement memorandum (GC Memo 23-08) asserts that certain non-compete provisions in employment contracts and severance agreements violate the National Labor Relations Act.
California Local Minimum Wages Increasing on July 1
On January 1, 2023, California’s statewide minimum wage increased to $15.50 for all employers. Depending on where their employees are located within the state, California employers may be facing another minimum wage increase on July 1st.
Several localities in California have minimum wage ordinances that require employers to pay employees working in
Montana Passes 9th Comprehensive Consumer Privacy Law in the U.S.
On May 19, 2023, Montana’s Governor signed Senate Bill 384, the Consumer Data Privacy Act. Montana joins California, Colorado, Connecticut, Indiana, Iowa, Tennessee, Utah, and Virginia in enacting a comprehensive consumer privacy law. The law is scheduled to take effect on October 1, 2024.
When does the law apply?
The law applies to a person
Eric Magnus Discusses Recent 6th Circuit Ruling Establishing New FLSA Collective Action Test
Eric Magnus discusses a recent US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit decision which established a new standard for certifying wage-and-hour collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act in “Businesses, Workers Alike Cheer New FLSA Collective Action Test,” published by Bloomberg Law.
Challenging OSHA Violations at Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission Is Worth the Effort
It is more important than ever that employers understand the serious long-term, non-monetary consequences of settling or accepting Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citations. One danger of settling OSHA citations is later being cited for repeat, willful, or failure to abate violations and put on the road to significant additional costs and enforcement activity.
The IRS Starts the Summer with a Splash: New Guidance for Self-Correction
As discussed in an earlier blog post, the SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022 (the Act) expanded the Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS), a comprehensive IRS program for correcting common qualified retirement plan failures. Plan sponsors have three ways to correct mistakes under EPCRS: the self-correction program (SCP), the voluntary
Minnesota Legislature Passes Significant Employee Leave Laws
Minnesota is now the 12th state to adopt a statewide program providing compensation to employees during family and medical leaves. It also joined the over 40 state and local jurisdictions mandating employer paid sick leave. Eligible Minnesota employees will be entitled to up to 48 hours of paid sick and