President Trump has issued his new and improved “travel ban” Executive Order, which reduces the list of “banned” countries from the original seven to six (Iraq is now off the list), provides more of a rationale for banning foreign nationals from the six countries, makes exceptions for permanent legal residents and others, and otherwise addresses some of the issues that caused so many problems for the original order. Nonetheless, the state of Hawaii has already moved for a temporary restraining order that would stop the new rule from taking effect. (Hearing on the TRO is scheduled for Wednesday, March 15, at 3:30 p.m. EDT.) Will Krasnow and Jeanette Phelan from our Immigration Practice Group had a short “breaking news” bulletin the day that the EO was issued, followed by a more comprehensive review. You will want to read them both.
And employers with employees in California need to be aware of the Vaquero decision from the California Court of Appeals, Second District, which says that non-exempt commission employees must be paid separately for non-selling time and rest periods under California wage and hour law. Barbara Antonucci, a partner in our new San Francisco Office, has the details here. (Welcome to the firm, Barbara!)