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A blog focused on New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania labor and employment law and related litigation issues.

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Feb 03, 2020

Employers: DHS Releases New Revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification

The United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) has again changed the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. On January 31, 2020, the USCIS released the long-awaited revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9), with an edition date of “10/21/2019.” The changes are minor and the USCIS has accordingly revised its “Handbook for Employers: Guidance for Completing Form I-9.” » Read More

Jan 24, 2020

Employers Misclassifying Workers as Independent Contractors: A Six-Pack of Employee Misclassification Laws

We ended last year with a blog post reviewing a number of new laws and amendments to existing laws that were enacted in 2019. On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, Gov. Phil Murphy signed 153 new laws, whose effects range from banning flavored vape products to allowing lottery winners to remain anonymous. » Read More

Oct 08, 2019

5 Workplace Discrimination Examples Based on Immigration Status and National Origin

Last month, the New York City Commission on Human Rights (“NYCCHR”) adopted enforcement guidance on its prohibition of discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived “alienage and citizenship status” and “national origin.” The NYCCHR highlighted the following demographics of our city’s melting pot:

  • Approximately 3.2
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Aug 16, 2019

Employment and Wage Laws Apply to All Employees Regardless of Immigration Status

In the wake of the new minimum wage law passed earlier this month, eight immigrant workers have filed a lawsuit against Caribbean Car Wash Inc. in Elizabeth, New Jersey (CCW), alleging CCW paid them less than $5 per hour for many years and denied them overtime because of their immigration status, or lack thereof.  » Read More