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Caution Before the Storm

Recreational marijuana will be available for sale in New Jersey beginning tomorrow, Thursday, April 21st.

A few things for employers to remember:

  • Employers can require a drug- and alcohol-free workplace.
  • Employers can prohibit the use, consumption, being under the influence ...
President Biden Signs the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act

On March 3, 2022, President Biden signed into law the “Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021” (the “Act”) (otherwise known as the “#MeToo Bill”).  The Act amends the Federal Arbitration Act, and nullifies mandatory arbitration ...

NYC Mandates Posting Salary Information in Job Listings

New York City has adopted a new law requiring employers to publicly disclose salary information when advertising a job, promotion or transfer opportunity. The law, which is part of the ongoing effort to close the racial and gender wage gap, takes effect on May 15, 2022 and accelerates the trend ...

Identify H-1B Candidates by February 15, 2022 to Supplement Your Workforce with Qualified Professional Employees

The “Great Resignation” among US workers has been triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic and the rise of remote work, creating a palpable shortage of qualified professional workers* for hire into open positions in all industries.

As a result, each employer’s search for the best ...

OSHA: COVID-19 Vaccine/Testing Emergency Temporary Standard Status Update and Summary of Requirements

Status Update

On November 5, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an emergency temporary standard (ETS) requiring employers with 100 or more employees to ensure unvaccinated employees: either get vaccinated for COVID-19 or begin weekly testing by ...

2022 Employer To-Do Checklist
  1. DEVELOP A COVID-19 VACCINE MANDATE AND/OR TESTING/FACE COVERING POLICY AND EDUCATE EMPLOYEES.  Employers must understand the legal and practical considerations to implementing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate or, alternatively, a testing/face covering policy to ensure compliance with a ...
Religious Objection to COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate: EEOC Issues Updated Guidance

On October 25, 2021, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its technical guidance related to the COVID-19 pandemic, offering further clarity on some of the longstanding practices surrounding religious-based objections by an employee to a mandatory ...

Diversity Visa Program Entry Instructions Released: Online Entry for DV-2023 Runs October 6, 2021 to November 9, 2021

Each year, 55,000 immigrant visas (green cards) are made available through a lottery in which people who come to the United States from countries with low rates of U.S. immigration may participate.

The U.S. State Department holds the lottery, known as the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program ...

New Vaccine and Testing Mandates Coming to the Private Sector

On September 9, 2021, President Biden announced that federal government workers and contractors will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and that soon this requirement will be extended to employers with 100 or more employees. This development is expected to impact more than 80 million ...

Immigration Help Available to Those Affected by Natural Disasters and Other Unforeseen Circumstances

USCIS issued a reminder to the public that they offer immigration services that may help people affected by unforeseen circumstances such as natural disasters. Examples of unforeseen circumstances include, but are not limited to, the wildfires in the western United States and the recent ...

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