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H-2B Temporary Visas and Temporary Worker Hiring

USA - November 17 2022 The H-2B visa classification allows employers to bring foreign national workers to fill temporary nonagricultural positions. Businesses in industries…

Latest I-9 Virtual Flexibility Guidance

USA - November 17 2022 On Oct. 11, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced an extension to compliance…

H-1B Registration Survival Guide - Fiscal Year 2024

USA - November 17 2022 As we prepare to enter 2023, we also are preparing for the upcoming 2024 H-1B fiscal year registration window. The H-1B is a widely utilized…

U.S. Department of State and Consular Updates

USA - November 17 2022 The global COVID-19 pandemic effectively closed regular visa processing at U.S. consular offices worldwide. Many consular officers returned to the U…

Leverage the 'Honest Belief Rule' When Conducting Workplace Investigations

USA - June 10 2022 Conducting investigations of disputed workplace events is a routine responsibility for HR leaders. Faced with disputed facts, employers can make…

California Supreme Court Adds New Employer Obligations for Meal and Rest Breaks

USA - May 26 2022 A unanimous California Supreme Court decision in Naranjo v. Spectrum Security Services held that premium wages for rest and meal periods - known as…

Supreme Court Limits Federal Court’s Ability to Modify, Vacate, and Confirm Arbitration Awards

USA - April 5 2022 In another case involving the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), the U.S. Supreme Court in Badgerow v. Walters addresses the issue of whether federal…

Biden Bans Mandatory Arbitration for Sexual Harassment and Assault Claims

USA - March 4 2022 President Biden signed into law the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act on March 3, 2022. He said at the ceremony…

California Enacts New COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Law

USA - February 14 2022 California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law the 2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Law, which will take effect Feb. 19, 2022. This new…

Supreme Court Blocks OSHA Vaccine-or-Test Mandate

USA - January 13 2022 The Supreme Court handed down an influential opinion today on the OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), blocking its enforcement…