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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

Jul 26, 2019

New Jersey Law Bans Employers from Asking About Salary History

On July 25, 2019, Acting Governor Sheila Oliver signed a law that bans employers from asking job applicants about their salary history.  (A similar law was vetoed by former Governor Chris Christie in 2017.)  New Jersey joins a growing number of states and cities that have, or are considering, passing salary history bans. » Read More

Jun 20, 2019

New York City Says “Goodbye” to Pre-Employment Screening for THC

Effective May 10, 2020, law Int. 1445-A will officially prohibit New York City employers, labor organizations, and employment agencies from conducting pre-employment drug testing for THC, the active ingredient in cannabis and marijuana. However, this holds true only for non-safety sensitive positions. » Read More

Jun 10, 2019

Model Lactation Room Policies and Accommodation Request Form Available to New York City Employers

New York City employers who recently became required to provide lactation room accommodations and related information to employees may now use a model request form and policies published by the New York City Human Rights Commission to satisfy the law’s documentation requirements.  » Read More

May 14, 2019

Managing Evolving Employment Issues with Limited Resources

Last week, I presented “Managing Evolving Employment Issues with Limited Resources” at Dassault Falcon Jet Corp. in Little Ferry. The event was co-sponsored by The Association of Corporate Counsel Small Law Department Network, the world’s largest organization serving the professional and business interests of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations, associations, nonprofits and other private-sector organizations around the globe, and Meritas® Law Firms Worldwide, the premier global alliance of independent law firms working collaboratively to provide businesses with qualified legal expertise. » Read More