The Social Security Administration (SSA) has issued a final rule, effective September 9, 2015, revising its regulations regarding the procedures an individual should follow to apply for a Social Security Number (SSN) card. The rule also revises certain related evidence requirements. The Social Security Number Verification Service (SSNVS) Handbook has also been updated.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued new policies on the process for resolving whistleblower complaints. The new policies are intended to create an early resolution process as part of a regional alternative dispute resolution (ADR) program.
The Texas Supreme Court has ordered the Houston City Council to either repeal the city's 2014 equal rights ordinance or place it on November's ballot. The ordinance prohibited discrimination based on a number of factors, most notably for sexual orientation and gender identity.
On June 22, 2015, the Morris County Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (MC SHRM) held it Eighth Annual Employment Law Symposium, presented in collaboration with Fisher & Phillips, LLP.
Effective immediately, women serving in the US Navy or the Marine Corps will be entitled to 18 weeks of paid maternity leave after childbirth. Previously, they could receive six weeks of paid maternity leave.
Effective immediately, municipalities in Michigan are prohibited from regulating the terms and conditions of employment for private employers.Therefore, any local wage theft, "ban the box" or paid sick leave protections will be preempted under the new state law.
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