States Push Back on Local Paid-Sick-Leave Laws

Snell & Wilmer’s Josh Woodard and Benjamin Nucci were quoted in Society for Human Resource Management’s HR Magazine article on the state and local paid sick leave laws across the country. Read on here.

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TN Visas Remain Under NAFTA Replacement

Despite rumors that the TN visa category would be eliminated when the North America Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”) was replaced, the new US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (“USMCA”) appears to preserve the status quo. Consensus over the replacement trade agreement was announced on … Continue reading

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MA Legislation Imposes New Requirements On Non-Compete Agreements

On August 10, 2018, the Governor of Massachusetts signed into law comprehensive reforms governing covenants not to compete in the State of Massachusetts. For a look into what the new law requires, click here.

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Federal Paid Time Off: Sen. Rubio’s Social Security Paid Leave Proposal.

Titled the Economic Security for New Parents Act, Senator Marco Rubio’s bill is the latest in a string of federal paid leave proposals.  According to Senator Rubio’s release, Senate Bill 3345 “reates an option for new parents to pull forward … Continue reading

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Could a single, nationwide paid sick leave law become a reality and cure a multi-jurisdictional employer’s woes? Maybe.

In light of the ever-growing number of states and local governments mandating paid sick leave requirements for private employers, some federal paid sick leave bills have been proposed. Some proponents have called for federal intervention to alleviate multijurisdictional employers from … Continue reading

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Indian Tribes Continue to Challenge the NLRB’s Jurisdiction Over Casinos Located on Indian Lands

In this week’s Legal Alert, Jerry Morales takes a look at the recent 9th Circuit case Casino Pauma regarding NLRB jurisdiction over a casino located on the Pauma Tribe’s reservation lands. See here.

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New Jersey Joins The Paid Sick Time Movement

On May 2, 2018, Governor Phil Murphy signed bill making New Jersey the 10th state to require employers to provide paid sick leave for employees. The law, which takes effect on October 29, 2018, requires employers to give workers one hour … Continue reading

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Legal Alert: U.S. Supreme Court Adopts a “Fair Reading” Standard for FLSA Exemptions

In this week’s L&E Legal Alert, Jennifer Yee and Josh Woodard take a deeper dive into the Encino Motorcars, LLC v. Navarro where the U.S. Supreme Court rejected  the longstanding principle that courts construe FLSA exemptions narrowly and, instead, adopted … Continue reading

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Immigration Update: USCIS reaches FY 2019 H-1B Visa Cap

USCIS has reached the 65,000 H-1B visa cap and the 20,000 visa U.S. advanced degree exemption (the “master’s cap”) for fiscal year 2019. The agency will reject and return filing fees for all unselected cap-subject petitions that are not prohibited … Continue reading

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Workplace Word: The U.S. Supreme Court and the “Fate of the Union”

Check out the latest edition of Snell & Wilmer’s Workplace Word – see here. This edition explores the recent oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court concerning whether nonunion employees working in the public sector should have to pay partial … Continue reading

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