President Biden Issues Executive Order Encouraging Federal Rule Makers to Limit or Ban Non-Competes

On July 9, 2021, President Biden signed the sweeping Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy, which outlined over 70 wide-ranging initiatives aimed at promoting competition and workers’ interests. One of these initiatives “encouraged” the Federal Trade Commission … 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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New Version of Form I-9

Today, USCIS announced a new version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification in its published Federal Register notice. The new form’s “version date” is 10/21/2019 and is located in the lower left corner of the form. The notice allows … Continue reading

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Immigration Alert: USCIS Says Continue to Use Current Form I-9 Past Expiration

USCIS released a message that employers for now should continue to use the current Form I-9 for employment eligibility verification, even after the expiration date has passed. The current form came into effect on July 17, 2017 and is set … Continue reading

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“Times They Are [Still] a-Changin'”: The Developing Landscape of Marijuana Legalization in Nevada and What This Means for Nevada Employers

As we reported last year, “Times They Are a-Changin’” . However, given the monumental shift in public perceptions of cannabis, the Nevada legislature has followed suit and has now taken a giant step further into the marijuana morass. As a … Continue reading

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Employee Non-Solicitation Agreements Are Shot Down Once Again in California

In November 2018, the California Court of Appeal in AMN Healthcare v. Aya Healthcare Services Inc. called into question the validity of employee non-solicitation agreements that prevent employees from soliciting and encouraging their former colleagues to come join them at … Continue reading

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Q1 2019 Workplace Word – Out Now!

The first edition of the Workplace Word for 2019 has been published! In this edition, we take a look at three critical issues for employers during the hiring process – Form I-9 Compliance; Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance; and What Not … Continue reading

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H-1B Employment Visa Lottery for 2019!

On April 1, 2019, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will start accepting H-1B visa petitions for the next fiscal year with a start date of October 1, 2019. The H-1B program allows companies in the United States to temporarily … Continue reading

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Employers Will Be Required to Utilize a New “A Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act” Form

Effective September 21, 2018, employers that use nationwide credit reporting agencies for background checks will be required to use a new “A Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act” form (“the Summary”). Read more about the Summary … Continue reading

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Struggling with California’s Applicant Salary History Law? (A Little) Help has Arrived.

When California’s prohibition on asking applicants about their salary history (AB 168) went into effect on January 1, 2018, many HR professionals struggled with the following question: “If I ask an applicant about salary requirements, and the question elicits information … Continue reading

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