Paid Sick Leave Mandates Increased for Federal Contractors

Mar 17, 2016

Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) added to the growing list of paid sick leave mandates around the country. The proposed rule to implement Executive Order 13706, Establishing Paid Sick ...

Some Foreign Students Will Now Have More Time to Work in the U.S.

Mar 11, 2016

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued its Final Rule amending the regulations which provide Optional Practical Training (OPT) work authorization to foreign students who graduated from ...

Top Legal Updates from February

Mar 10, 2016

In case you missed them, here are our top legal updates from February:EEOC Proposes Detailed Pay Equity Reporting for 2017Department of Labor Issues Opinion on Joint Employer LiabilityImportant OSHA ...

News from the EEOC: Charging Parties to Gain Access to Employer Responses

Mar 09, 2016

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced that, for all charges filed with the EEOC as of Jan. 1, 2016 and later, Charging Parties and/or their attorneys will be able to ...

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Updated OSHA Manual Clarifies Whistleblower Investigation Process

Mar 03, 2016

When most employers think of the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), they think of workplace safety violations. However, OSHA also protects employees who report suspected ...

Final FLSA Regulations Increase Minimum Salary for White Collar Workers Starting this Fall

Feb 19, 2016

The U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) Solicitor M. Patricia Smith recently announced that the change in the Fair Labor Standards Act's regulations requiring most "white collar workers" to receive a ...

EEOC Proposes Detailed Pay Equity Reporting for 2017

Feb 03, 2016

On Jan. 29, 2016, the seventh anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, President Obama announced that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is proposing a pay equity report that ...

Department of Labor Issues Opinion on Joint Employer Liability

Jan 28, 2016

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued an Administrator’s Interpretation outlining two specific types of business relationships that could result in a finding of joint liability for federal ...

Important OSHA Reporting Requirement Due Feb. 1, 2016

Jan 20, 2016

On Feb. 1, 2016, employers (with extremely few exceptions) must post OSHA’s Form 300A summarizing the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses logged during 2015. Employers must display ...

Winning the Visa Lottery: What You Need to Know for the 2016 H-1B Cap Season

Jan 19, 2016

Looking for a lottery with greater societal impact and better chances than the Powerball? It’s the H-1B visa lottery, and on April 1st many high-skilled foreign nationals will be dreaming of their ...
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