In May 2016, the French legislature passed a rule requiring companies with more than 50 employees to negotiate with their workforce to establish hours when staff should not send or reply to emails. The new rule went into effect on Jan. 1, 2017. Widely known as the “right to disconnect,” [...]
On Monday, Jan. 9, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin signed into law the Kentucky Right to Work Act, making Kentucky the 27th state in the country to enact similar legislation. Similar to the Wisconsin Right to Work law, as well as the “right to work” laws enacted in the other 25 [...]
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a proposed rule on Dec. 31, 2015, and recently issued the final regulation which is scheduled to take effect on Jan. 17, 2017. The final regulation makes several changes that will benefit employees navigating the immigration process as well as their employers. [...]
Although a new administration prepares to take over in Washington, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) continues to issue publications intended to better inform workers about their rights under federal anti-discrimination laws. After addressing protections for both HIV-positive and pregnant workers earlier this year, the EEOC’s latest publication – issued [...]
In a rare en banc hearing on November 30, 2016, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals re-heard oral arguments in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College, No. 15‐1720. [...]
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released its new revised version of the Form I-9. Employers must use this new version, dated Nov. 14, 2016 by Jan. 22, 2017. Until then, employers may use the old version, dated March 8, 2013. [...]
“The Court finds the public interest is best served by an injunction.” With those words, a district court in Texas put on hold the implementation of the new rules applicable to the White Collar Exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). [...]
On Nov. 16, 2016, U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings issued an order invalidating the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Persuader Rule. In short, the Persuader Rule would have required employers to inform the DOL whenever the employer hired consultants for the purpose of fighting union organizing drives. The Persuader [...]
As a reminder, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) application and petition fee increases announced last month will take effect on Dec. 23. You can view the USCIS announcement here. [...]
Courts in the Seventh Circuit may no longer categorize evidence presented in disparate treatment employment discrimination cases as direct or indirect, and they may not reference a mosaic of any kind. [...]
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