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Oregon Expands Pay Equity Protections

Oregon recently enacted the Oregon Equal Pay Act of 2017 (H.B. 2005) (the “Act”). The Act broadly expands Oregon’s existing equal pay protections and imposes new restrictions on Oregon employers’ use of salary histories in...more

Use Of Medicinal Marijuana Not A Facially Unreasonable Accommodation Under Massachusetts Employment Discrimination Law

by DeWitt Law, LLC on

In a case that may be a precursor of things to come across the country as more and more states “legalize” the medicinal use of marijuana, in a July 17, 2017 decision in Barbuto v. Advantage Sales and Marketing, LLC, SJC...more

Medical Marijuana in the Workplace: An Employee's Balm; an Employer's Bane

by Bowditch & Dewey on

On July 17th, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled that Massachusetts employers may not terminate an employee merely because of his or her off-site use of medical marijuana. According to the Court, the use of medically-prescribed...more

Who Should Eye Your I-9s?

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Our readers should be well aware that every newly-hired employee in the United States must complete a Form I-9 and present supporting documentation confirming their ability to legally work in the job they are being hired...more

FAQs On “Generation Z” In The Workplace

by Fisher Phillips on

A classic managerial mistake is to focus so much on the present that you ignore what’s about to come around the corner. And what’s about to come around the corner at your workplace is the next generation of American worker....more

Don’t “Hire” A Lawsuit: A New Employee’s Misappropriation of Trade Secrets May Quickly Become Your Own

by Fisher Phillips on

Companies commonly assume that they will only be sued for trade secret misappropriation if they or someone from their company steal the “secret sauce” of their competitor. Not true. A far more common way that companies get...more

New Form I-9 for all U.S. Employers

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

As of 1/22/2017, employers are required to use the new version of Form I-9 to verify identity and employment eligibility of employees. See the new form (11/14/2016 N version) at https://www.uscis.gov/i-9. Form I-9 found at...more

New Electronic I-9 Form - Some Bugs and Tricky Provisions

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

A new I-9 form was released this week, which will become mandatory on January 22, 2017. Until that time, employers may continue to use the “old” version (dated 03/08/2013). Electronic completion - The form now can...more

It’s here! The New Form I-9

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

All wrapped up in a pretty little bow, just in time for the holidays and holiday hiring! U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) has finally issued the revised Employment Eligibility Verification form (“Form...more

Get Smart: USCIS Releases the New Form I-9

by Alston & Bird on

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) has now unveiled the new Form I-9, which employers will be required to use starting on January 22, 2017. The new form is marked “11/14/2016 N” in the lower...more

New Version of Form I-9 – Employers Must Use On or Before Jan. 22, 2017

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a new version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification for employer use. Starting Jan. 22, 2017, employers must use only the new version of the Form I-9...more

Revised Form I-9 for All New Hires in U.S.

by Saul Ewing LLP on

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. By January 22, 2017, employers must start using the revised form dated 11/14/2016 N,...more

Revised I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form: Effective January 22, 2017

by Bracewell LLP on

A revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification has been published. Effective January 22, 2017, employers must only use the new version of the Form I-9 dated 11/14/2016 N. The old version dated 03/08/2013 N...more

NLRB Reaffirms Alan Ritchey Doctrine with New Make-Whole Twist

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The Board reaffirmed, prospectively, the Alan Ritchey doctrine requiring employers to bargain over discretionary discipline issued to newly organized employees pre-first contract and mandated prospective...more

Non-Compete Agreement A Mandatory Subject of Bargaining, NLRB Rules

The first day of employment is often chaotic. New employees must learn their way around the jobsite, meet (and remember the names of) many new people and otherwise familiarize themselves with working at a new job. Oh, and...more

Immigration Penalties Increase Effective August 1, 2016

by FordHarrison on

The Department of Justice has issued a new rule increasing penalties for I-9 paperwork violations, unlawfully employing unauthorized workers, and unfair immigration-related employment practices. The increase was triggered by...more

I-9 / Immigration Penalties Increase August 2016

by Schunk Law Firm on

Immigration-related penalties will be increased for inflation effective August 1, 2016.  The new rules apply to violations occurring after November 2, 2015, and assessments issued after August 1, 2016 (previous penalty levels...more

An HR Checklist for New Employers: You have Your Ship, and Now You Need Your Crew; How to Get Your 'Ship' Together

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

Starting a business is not always simple. Being an employer carries with it a number of obligations and it is important to know the ropes prior to even hiring your first employee. Below is a condensed HR checklist that...more

The Affordable Care Act’s Reporting Requirements for Carriers and Employers (Part 14 of 24): Coding Form 1095-C, Part II for...

When reporting offers of coverage to full-time employees under the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer shared responsibility rules, much of the detail appears in Part II of IRS Form 1095-C, Lines 14, 15 and 16. For the most...more

NJ Appellate Court Offers New Guidance on Employee Arbitration Agreements

Earlier this month, the New Jersey Appellate Division ruled that employee arbitration agreements, to be enforceable, must contain a “clear and unmistakable” waiver of an employee’s right to a trial in court. In Milloul v....more

Two new DC laws on wage theft, criminal record info mean a sea change for District employers

by DLA Piper on

In the rush of the holiday season, activity by federal lawmakers might have gone unnoticed. In the dawn of 2015, however, Washington, DC employers have woken to a series of new obligations and restrictions....more

Summer Hires

by Fisher Phillips on

This summer it’s expected that temporary workers will fill roughly 10,000 summer jobs, many of which will be in the hospitality industry. Before filling any of your seasonal positions, it’s worth reviewing a few cautionary...more

The Importance of Complying with E-Verify Requirements

by Ronald Shapiro on

Thousands of employers use E-Verify – a voluntary computer system provided to employers by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) that allows employers to verify the employment eligibility of...more

Good News for Employers: IRS Simplifies Rollover Validation Process

To simplify the rollover validation process, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a new Revenue Ruling 2014-9 that provides guidance on the process for a trustee-to-trustee tax-free rollover between tax-qualified...more

Final ACA Shared Responsibility Regulations Released

by Morgan Lewis on

Plan sponsors now have the final piece of the puzzle needed to finalize their 2015 pay-or-play strategies. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury recently issued the highly...more

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