Immigration Alert: California Passes Bill Restricting ICE Entering Businesses

On September 14, 2017, California lawmakers passed bill AB 450, dubbed the Immigrant Worker Protection Act, which would imposes various requirements on public and private employers with regard to federal agency immigration worksite enforcement actions. See here. This includes, for … Continue reading

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The EEOC’s Assault on Employers’ Parental Leave Policies Continues

There is a reason that employment lawyers often find ourselves warning clients that, “No good deed goes unpunished.” Case in point: many companies offer paid parental leave policies that specifically address and provide paid leave for new mothers to bond … Continue reading

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Immigration Alert: DHS Commits to Ending DACA

On September 5, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) committed to a wind down of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA began in August 2012 when DHS started accepting requests for consideration of deferred action for … Continue reading

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Upcoming OSHA Webinar Series: Inspections/Investigations and Minimizing Liability in California

Snell & Wilmer invites you to take part in a complimentary, informative two-part OSHA webinar series, designed to help educate attendees on safety programs free from flaws. While you are welcome to attend either of the individual webinars listed below, … Continue reading

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OMB Blocks EEOC’s Pay Reporting Requirements

Last Tuesday, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) halted the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s collection of pay data from employer information reports, called EEO-1s. See here. The EEOC finalized the rule related to pay data collection in September 2016 in … Continue reading

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Federal Court strikes down Overtime Rule

A Texas federal district court judge invalidated the Department of Labor’s (“DOL’s”) controversial Final Rule that would have made more than 4 million currently exempt employees eligible for overtime. On May 23, 2016, the DOL issued its Final Rule which … Continue reading

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Travelers Beware! Advance Parole Petitions Being Denied

In a reversal of policy, USCIS has recently been denying pending Form I-131 “advance parole” applications of foreign nationals who leave the United States while that petition is pending, even when the foreign national has an existing valid advance parole … Continue reading

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Occupational Opaqueness: The Uncertain Future of OSHA Regulation and the Electronic Recordkeeping and Reporting Rule

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is still without an agency head six months into the presidency of Donald Trump. As such, the future of OSHA is unclear in light of the president’s promises of less government intervention and … Continue reading

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Immigration Update: New Form I-9 Released

On July 17, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The form is available here. Form I-9 is used for verifying the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for … Continue reading

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Think Before You Ask: New Laws Banning Employers From Asking Job Applicants About Their Salary and Wage History

Many standardized job applications contain a section asking applicants for the names of their prior employers, dates of employment, and the salary or wage they earned. Nationwide employers beware: this practice could be unlawful, depending on where you operate. To … Continue reading

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