Most companies will be impacted by the immigration initiatives announced by the White House this week. It will take up to several months for the initiatives to be implemented in order to give the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) time to ramp up. And some of the initiatives are aspirational in nature so the end result and timing is unclear at this time.
As we get to the end of the year, management committees and corporate boards are in the process of approving year-end bonuses for employees. A frequently overlooked wage and hour mistake is failing to include non-discretionary bonuses in the regular rate of pay for non-exempt employees.
The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently released another advice memorandum providing enforcement guidance on employer social media policies.
‘Going Postal’ Over Data Breach Response: Union Files Failure-to-Bargain Charge with NLRB Against USPS
As recent high-profile cyberattacks have demonstrated, employers have a duty to protect their employees’ electronically stored personal information from being accessed by hackers, and to promptly remedy any breach in security concerning such information.
If you were a critical care hospital would you fire a nurse with cancer who asked for an accommodation to get chemotherapy?
Every year, Black Friday, the annual day-after Thanksgiving sales event, draws a record number of shoppers.
Ninth Circuit Finds Mall Owner’s State Trespass and Nuisance Claims Not Preempted in a Secondary Boycott Context – a Circuit Split On Preemption
In a recent case of note, the Ninth Circuit held that federal labor laws did not preempt a shopping mall owner’s state law claims for trespass and nuisance against a union that was picketing a store in the mall. See Retail Property Trust v. United Brotherhood of Carpenters, No. 12-56427 (9th Cir. September 23, 2014).
Immigration Developments for Highly Skilled Workers: Changes the Business Community Can Expect from Obama’s Immigration Action
On Thursday, November 20th, coinciding with President Obama’s announcement regarding his forthcoming executive action on immigration, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson issued a memo to the directors of US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) directing the agencies to take action on the president’s announcements.
As many school districts are aware, it is not uncommon for a district to receive a request to disclose allegedly relevant student records to a tenured teacher facing disciplinary charges in the context of an Education Law Section 3020-a proceeding.
Last week, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of the Whistleblower, created in 2011 pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, released its mandated report to Congress on operations for Fiscal Year 2014, ending on September 30, 2014.