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. [...]
As human resources professionals know, the new rules applicable to the White Collar Exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) become effective Dec. 1. If you missed Godfrey & Kahn’s roundtable discussion on how to best prepare for these new regulations, you can see a summary here and here. [...]
The Department of Labor (DOL) published a 127 page Final Rule for Executive Order 13706, Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors, on September 29, 2016. [...]
A recently unsealed criminal indictment filed in the District of New Jersey demonstrates that the Department of Labor and the Department of Homeland Security continue to be vigilant about investigating allegations of H-1B wage violations. [...]
This past summer, attorneys from Godfrey & Kahn's Health Care Practice Group and Labor, Employment & Immigration Practice Group held a series of roundtable discussions, one of which focused on threatening patients in the health care workplace. The issue is one of many hot topics covered by the teams' roundtable [...]
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