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.
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.
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.
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).
The Texas Roadhouse restaurant chain has agreed to pay $12 million to resolve a class action lawsuit in which the EEOC accused it of engaging in a nationwide pattern and practice of age discrimination in hiring.
US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has temporarily suspended the premium processing of all H-1B visa petitions starting April 3, 2017, the first day on which the agency would have begun accepting such petitions this year.
Employers that want to hire foreign workers for fiscal year (FY) 2018 for positions that require highly specialized knowledge in fields such as science, teaching, engineering and computer programming should get ready now to file H-1B visa petitions with US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on April 3, 2017.
President Donald Trump has signed a number of executive orders that affect employers by focusing on immigration enforcement, banning certain visa-holders from entering the US and reducing regulation and its related costs.
The US Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a final rule that updates equal employment opportunity (EEO) requirements with respect to apprenticeships. Current protections are expanded to include disability, age, genetic information and sexual orientation.
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