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Does the DOL Consider You a Joint Employer under Its “Broad as Possible” Standard? You May Be Surprised at the Answer

On January 20, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (DOL) articulated a new standard that it will use to identify joint employment relationships. Specifically, the DOL published Administrator’s Interpretation No. 2016-1 (AI 2016-1), which is the first Administrator’s Interpretation this year, following the DOL’s similar pronouncement regarding independent contractor classifications in …

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USCIS Issues New Rule for Highly Skilled Workers: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) issued its long-awaited final rule regarding highly skilled workers from Australia, Chile, Singapore, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (“CNMI”), along with amendments favoring employment-based immigration. In summary, this rule: facilitates more favorable processing of H-1B1 and E-3 treaty-based extension of status petitions; adds E-3 Australian, H-1B1 …

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Executive Action: Obama’s Legacy and 2016 Predictions (Part 2 of 2)

chicago - january 11: president obama speaks at a rally at the university of illinois at chicago on january 11, 2012 in chicago.

As promised in our previous post, today we conclude our predictions on President Obama’s 2016 executive activity.  While we believe the President’s final executive orders will target immigration and perhaps even corporate political expenditures, we predict executive agency action will cover a broad range of pressing labor and employment issues.  With federal legislative gridlock expected …

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Supreme Court Poised to Strike Down Union Agency Fees for Public Employees?

The U.S. Supreme Court, in argument on Jan. 11, from all accounts appears poised to strike down its prior decision in Abood v. Detroit Board of Education and conclude that mandatory agency fees paid by public employees to unions that represent them are unconstitutional. ​In Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, the petitioners contend that mandatory …

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Let’s Talk Turkey: Wage/Hour and Other Laws to Feast on Over Thanksgiving

We all know that employers do not receive “time off” from applicable employment laws during the holidays. To avoid unnecessary holiday headaches, be mindful of the following issues as you conduct your workplace holiday staffing and planning. Comply with your Policies and Collective Bargaining Agreements Remember to abide by the applicable holiday provisions of your …

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