The Social Security Administration (SSA) has once again started issuing what is often referred to as “No Match” letters to employers. The letters, which haven’t been used since 2012, are again being used to notify employers that the SSA was not able to match up with its records the names [...]
Employers subject to EEO-1 filing requirements have more work ahead of them this summer as the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has reinstated collection of pay data for 2017 and 2018, with a Sept. 31, 2019, deadline. [...]
Since 2012, the number of lawsuits claiming employer violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has more than tripled. Given the unique challenges the FMLA presents for employers, this rise is not surprising. [...]
On March 28, 2019, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced a proposal that would change the federal wage and hour regulations to clarify which perks, benefits and other forms of payments to employees must be factored into their overtime compensation. [...]
On Mar. 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding changes to the “white collar” overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). [...]
In case you missed it, on Friday, Feb. 22, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced that it is on schedule to post its next Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (CSAL) in mid-to-late March. The list will now include not only compliance reviews but also Section 503 Focused Reviews [...]
Although the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has recently implemented many employer-favorable changes,* OSHA’s enforcement arm remains active investigating and fining employers. Below are three ways OSHA inspections are changing in 2019: [...]
The partial government shutdown continues. The shutdown has captured the attention of Washington politicians and the media, not to mention the hundreds of thousands of federal employees who are currently furloughed or working without pay. [...]
On Dec. 3, 2018 United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a proposed rule that would change the process for submitting petitions under the H-1B cap that opens every April. [...]
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released its Fall 2018 Regulatory Agenda. One item on the agenda dealt with the “Registration Requirement for Petitioners Seeking to File H-1B Petitions on Behalf of Cap Subject Aliens.” The item stated that USCIS proposes to establish an electronic registration program [...]
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