- April 28, 2017
West Virginia has become the 29th state to permit medical marijuana use after Governor Jim Justice signed the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act, which recognizes marijuana as a treatment for patients with certain specified serious health conditions.
- April 26, 2017
Two IRS Chief Counsel Advice Memoranda provide good examples of the tax ramifications of wellness program benefits provided under various scenarios.
- April 24, 2017
Although 65 percent of the 600 employees surveyed by the Society for Human Resource Management said "respectful treatment of all employees at all levels" is very important for job satisfaction, only 38 percent said they are currently satisfied with the level of respect in their workplaces.
- April 21, 2017
President Donald J. Trump has signed an Executive Order on Buy American and Hire American, establishing as the policy of the executive branch to promote American business and talent. The Order does not have any immediate impact on existing federal policies or regulations.
- April 18, 2017
Paying an employee a lot of money does not necessarily guarantee that he will be exempt from overtime requirements, as the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling in Freixa v. Prestige Cruise Servs. illustrates.
- April 17, 2017
Employers that downloaded Form I-9 between November 14 and November 17, 2016, are advised to immediately review any of the forms they used to ensure their employees' Social Security numbers (SSNs) appear correctly in Section 1.
- April 12, 2017
In a first-of-its-kind ruling by a federal appellate court, the Chicago-based 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has found in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College that discrimination based on sexual orientation is covered by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
- April 11, 2017
The New York City Council has approved a bill that would prohibit employers from inquiring about a prospective employee's salary history during all stages of the employment process. Mayor Bill DeBlasio is expected to sign the legislation.
- April 10, 2017
On April 7, 2017, the US Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the congressionally mandated 85,000-visa H-1B cap has been reached for Fiscal Year 2018 (October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2018).
- April 5, 2017
The McLane Co., Inc., v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission decision aligns the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals' standard of review for EEOC subpoenas with that of the other circuits.