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Ford & Harrison LLP

Events planning company fined over $600,000 for serious I-9 paperwork violations

USA - July 17 2015 On July 8, 2015, an administrative law judge (ALJ) ordered Hartmann Studios to pay a fine of over $600,000 for more than 800 I-9 paperwork violations

Recent amendments give California's sick leave law a much-needed shot in the arm

USA - July 20 2015 California's passage of the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (otherwise known as California's paid sick leave law) had left open

What California employers need to know about the new CFRA regulations effective July 1, 2015

USA - July 20 2015 On July 1, 2015, the Fair Employment and Housing Council's (FEHC) new regulations interpreting the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) went into

How to effectively handle a wage and hour government investigation

USA - July 21 2015 According to recent studies, companies paid $400 million in 2014 and $39 million in the first three months of 2015 to settle wage and hour lawsuits

DOL interpretation says "most workers are employees" under the FLSA's broad definitions

USA - July 15 2015 Today, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued an interpretation in furtherance of its Misclassification Initiative

New Texas law: is it enough to ease concern over franchise liability for employment-related claims?

USA - July 29 2015 In response to concerns of franchisors that recent National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) actions threaten to undermine the common understanding of a

Multiemployer pension plans - withdrawal liability is mounting

USA - July 28 2015 There are approximately 1,400 multiemployer pension plans and nearly 10 percent are projected to become insolvent within the next 15 years. Plan

USCIS issues Final Guidance on when to file an amended or new H-1B petition after Matter of Simeio Solutions, LLC but cautions the public: ‘don't rely on it'

USA - July 27 2015 On July 21, 2015, USCIS issued Final Guidance for agency adjudicators regarding applying the precedent decision, Matter of Simeio Solutions

Wage Board proposal - fast food workers' minimum wage may rise to $15 in New York City by 2018

USA - July 24 2015 On July 22, 2015, the New York State Department of Labor's (NYSDOL) Wage Board voted to recommend a 171 percent increase in the

D.C. Circuit reverses NLRB's decision that AT&T violated employees' rights when it suspended employees for wearing t-shirt disparaging the company

USA - July 21 2015 It was probably not that surprising that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia reversed the National Labor Relations Board's