Work Authorization Update—Relaxed Rules For E, L, and H Spouses

Effective November 12, 2021, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) extended employment authorization for certain E, H, and L dependent spouses. Specifically, USCIS now recognizes that L and E dependent spouses have the ability to work “incident to status” and that … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements for Travel to the U.S. – Are Your Employees Ready?

Effective 12:01 a.m. today, Presidential Proclamation 10294 took effect. That Proclamation rescinds the pandemic geographic travel bans and instead implements certain COVID-19 vaccine requirements for all international air travelers to the U.S. To read more about this development, click here.

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New Procedures for Employers Managing I-9 Forms

U.S. employers generally must properly complete Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States to verify the identify and employment authorization of that individual. As part of that process, the employee must present the company … Continue reading

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New Mexico Check-Up: Paid Sick Leave Coming 2022

Beginning July 1, 2022, New Mexico will require private employers to provide up to 64 paid sick leave hours to their employees each year. The Healthy Workplaces Act (“HWA”) was signed by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham on April 8, 2021 … Continue reading

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USCIS Delays Wage-Based Selection Process for H-1Bs

On February 4, 2021, USCIS announced that it was delaying the effective date of the final rule that would have altered the way H-1Bs were allocated in the lottery process. See here.  Under the rule entitled “Modification of Registration Requirement … Continue reading

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Show Them the Money: Colorado’s New Equal Pay Law

Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (the “Act”) goes into effect January 1, 2021. To implement the Act, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment recently adopted the Equal Pay Transparency (“EPT”) Rules. Here, we summarize certain notable features of … Continue reading

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Mail or In-Person Voting? The NLRB Issues Guidance on Representation Elections During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As with many other facets of life, the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting how the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) handles representation cases. This week, in Aspirus Keweenaw & Michigan Nurses Ass’n, Petitioner, 370 NLRB No. 45 (2020), the NLRB adopted a … Continue reading

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Let’s Stay Out of the Weeds – Arizona’s Recreational Marijuana Proposition

This November, Arizona voters will decide whether to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. One burning question for employers: How does this impact operations? We consider some of the issues here.

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Colorado Enacts the “Healthy Families and Workplace Act”

The new Healthy Families and Workplace Act (“Act”) requires all private employers in Colorado to provide three types of paid sick leave to their Colorado employees: 1) COVID-19 emergency paid sick leave; 2) paid sick and safe time; and 3) … Continue reading

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COVID-19: Employment Squalls Likely to Hit Employers

Many employers have opened for business and now hope for much-needed smooth sailing. As they chart their course for open and calm waters, however, employers would be well-served to keep their spyglasses focused on the horizon’s rough seas. Click here … Continue reading

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