United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has implemented a new process for the annual H-1B lottery. For more information, click here.
The winter edition of Snell & Wilmer’s Under Construction newsletter is out now! This issue addresses: Employees’ Use of Social Media to Complain About Working; Tips for Mediation of the Toughest Construction Disputes; Overview of the ConsensusDocs® 900 Public-Private Partnership (P3) Agreement and General Conditions; The Registrar of Contractors and the Residential Contractors’ Recovery Fund: […]
States across the country continue to enact legislation limiting the use of non-compete agreements. The most notable trend is the applicability (or, rather, non-applicability) of non-competition agreements to low-wage earners. As the new year begins, and many of these laws take effect, now is a great time to check restrictive covenant agreements to ensure compliance. […]
With the start of the new year, California’s new law prohibiting hair discrimination has taken effect. Although California was the first state to prohibit discrimination on the basis of hair, similar legislation is appearing across the United States. New York and New Jersey have since joined California to prohibit hair discrimination, with New York City and Montgomery […]
Employers May Require Confidentiality During Ongoing Disciplinary Investigations and Prohibit Use of Company Equipment for Nonbusiness Purposes
Overruling Obama-era precedent, on December 17 the National Labor Relations Board (Board) published two decisions that will significantly affect all employers. For more information, click here.
In a December 16, 2019 decision, the National Labor Relations Board (Board) held that employers’ statutory obligation to checkoff union dues pursuant to their union contracts ends when said contracts expire. Overruling relatively recent precedent, the Board based its decision on the principle that there is no independent statutory obligation to check off and remit dues […]
On December 12, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) finalized a new rule that lets employers leave several perks, including tuition benefits, paid leave cash-outs, and some bonuses, out of the formula used to calculate employees’ overtime pay. According to the DOL’s press release, this new rule “marks the first significant update to the regulations […]
Part 4 of Snell & Wilmer’s 2019 End of Year Plan Sponsor “To Do” list, covering executive compensation, is out now. You can find it here.
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it’s implementing changes to the H-1B lottery system. For more information, click here.
Parts 2 and 3 of Snell & Wilmer’s 2019 End of Year Plan Sponsor “To Do” list, covering annual cost of living adjustments and qualified retirement plans, respectively, are out now! You can access Part 2 here, and Part 3 here.