The New York City ordinance banning discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations on the basis of an individual’s height and weight is set to go into effect on November 22, 2023.
On October 31, 2023—Halloween—the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a “scary” new agreement between the two federal agencies. The agreement was described as an effort to “strengthen the agencies’ partnership and outline procedures for information-sharing, referrals, training
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On November 9, 2023, the Illinois General Assembly passed House Bill (HB) 3641, which amends the Day and Temporary Labor Services Act (DTLSA) by delaying implementation of Section 42 of the DTLSA until April 1, 2024.
Along with signing into law a variety of employment-related bills in the 2023–2024 legislative session, Governor Gavin Newsom also vetoed numerous bills that would have further affected California employers. Here is an overview of some of the more surprising vetoes.
On November 9, 2023, the Chicago City Council adopted the Chicago Paid Leave and Paid Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance, expanding the current Chicago Paid Sick Leave Ordinance to provide eligible employees with the ability to earn forty hours of paid leave and forty hours of paid sick leave every
Looking ahead to January 1, 2024, when Minnesota’s statewide paid Earned Sick and Safe Time (ESST) law takes effect, the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (MNDOLI) issued guidance in the form of answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs), a fact sheet, and a video overview of the law to
A star of a popular long-running reality TV was fired from her real estate job according to recent news reports over allegations that she used a racial slur during filming of the show. While an investigation into the incident reportedly was inconclusive, the controversy made headlines and drew unwanted attention
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has ended its temporary 540-day automatic extension period for filing certain employment authorization documents (EAD).
More of the Same: December 2023 Visa Bulletin Brings Few Changes From November
The United States will celebrate Veterans Day on November 11, 2023, a holiday meant to honor military veterans of the United States Armed Forces. Employers may want to take this as an opportunity to consider the ways they can support veterans and service members in the workforce.
The draft indoor heat illness prevention standard continues to work its way through the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board’s rulemaking process. On November 9, 2023, the Board published proposed modifications to the draft indoor heat illness standard, which were based on suggestions the Standards Board received during the August
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) have announced that they plan to make an additional 64,716 H-2B visas available for fiscal year (FY) 2024. The announcement should bring relief to industries experiencing an unmet need for seasonal, intermittent, peak load, or one-time
On October 30, 2023, President Joe Biden signed an executive order (EO) on artificial intelligence (AI) in an effort to establish a “coordinated, Federal Government-wide approach” to the responsible development and implementation of AI.
Governor Newsom recently signed into law numerous bills that will affect California employers come January 1, 2024. Here is a quick overview of some of the new law that are relevant for employers.