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Increased Unannounced Site Visits from USCIS Fraud Detection Arm
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • October 10 2018

Historically, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has been the primary auditor of companies using H-2B visa to hire temporary

The DOL Creates A New Compliance Office And Announces Six New Opinion Letters
  • Baker McKenzie
  • USA
  • September 14 2018

US Secretary of Labor, Alexander Acosta, recently announced the creation of a new office, the Office of Compliance Initiatives. The “OCI” will be

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Creation of New Wage and Hour Compliance Outreach Office
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • September 5 2018

Focusing on education to ensure compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act, on August 28, 2018 Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced the

Labor Department Independent Contractors Guidance Targets Home Care, Nursing, Caregiver Registries
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • August 6 2018

In its first substantive guidance on independent contractors, the Trump Administration has targeted misclassification in the healthcare industry. The

The FLSA After 80 Years, Part II: Eight Decades of the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • July 3 2018

As the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) turns 80, it presents a timely opportunity to acknowledge its impact and call for its modernization. Signed

MSHA and FMSHRC ALJ Still At Odds Over Settlement Approval
  • Conn Maciel Carey LLP
  • USA
  • June 28 2018

On May 9, commissioners at the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission (FMSHRC) once again heard the case Secretary of Labor (MSHA) vs

U.S. Department of Labor expands association health plans
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • June 22 2018

On Tuesday, June 18, 2018, The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) released its long-anticipated final rule on association health plans, allowing small

DHS Announces Additional 15,000 H-2B Visas for 2018
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • May 25 2018

Today, Secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen, announced an additional 15,000 H-2B temporary nonagricultural visas will be available for

Beltway Buzz, May 4, 2018
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • May 4 2018

Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta was sworn in approximately one year ago this week (on April 28, 2017). Now that he has survived one year as Secretary

Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefits Provides Report on Plan Notices and Disclosures
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • April 18 2018

In November 2017, the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans (the “Council”) issued a report to the Department of Labor (the