Posts Tagged ‘Regulations’

Federal Agencies Amping Up U.S. Worker Protections

Federal Agencies Amping Up U.S. Worker Protections

A recent federal interagency agreement is looking to identify potential violations by employers of statutes and regulations governing the processes for seeking employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant visas. Under a recent memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that “a framework has been…

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Should Your Company Participate in the ICE IMAGE Program?

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has stepped up its efforts to raid U.S. employers who hire undocumented workers. The results of these raids can be potential criminal prosecution of employers who knowingly hire undocumented workers in addition to prosecution of the workers themselves as well as bad media coverage. However, ICE is also promoting…

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U.S. DOL Provides New Guidance on Interns

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Internships can provide valuable working experiences for college and high school students. Talented students serving as interns can also bring enthusiasm and savvy insights into your workplace, particularly as some of us grapple with ever-evolving technology that young people seem to be facile with well before adults. However, it’s important to remember that students serving…

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New North Carolina Law Reminder to Avoid Worker Misclassification

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On December 31, 2017, the North Carolina Employee Fair Classification Act (EFCA) took effect. The new law allows for heightened investigations into those employers that are allegedly misclassifying their workers as independent contractors rather than as employees. The law allows workers to report potential job misclassification cases to a new division within the North Carolina…

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Predictive Scheduling Making an Impact In New York

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New York City is implementing new rules that will affect the predictability of workers’ schedules in retail stores and fast food restaurants, becoming the largest city to implement such legislation. These new rules are reflected in a collection of local laws dubbed the “Fair Workweek” legislation (including Int. No. 1387-2016 – applicable only to retail…

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What To Know About Employee Sweepstakes And Contests

The DOs and DON’Ts Of Employee Sweepstakes And Contests

In this era of transient workforces, employees can use a much-needed pat on the back to let them know that they are valued within their company, whether as a bonus, a gift or praise. Contests and sweepstakes can be a way to reward employees, break down barriers, boost morale, and just have fun. As you…

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3 Tips To Survive New York’s Employee Paid Family Leave

Does New York’s Employee Paid Family Leave Have Your Company In Disarray? Here Are 3 Tips To Handle It

As of january 1, 2018, New York will have its new Paid Family Leave Benefits Law (PFLBL) go into effect. Employees working for New York companies are entitled to a partial salary replacement, should they take leave for a number of situations. Those include assisting their family when another family member is deployed by the…

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