WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) An Arizona statute that
imposes sanctions on employers who hire unauthorized aliens must be ruled as
invalid under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), Carter G.
Phillips of Sidley Austin in Washington...
On this edition, Ashley Kasarjian of Snell & Wilmer's Phoenix, AZ office, discusses the increase in employment-related class actions, recent major wage and hour class action settlements and verdicts and the differences between class actions and...
By: Eliot Norman
The Audits. As reported by the Wall
Street Journal and other major news media, ICE served Notices of Inspections
for audits of I-9 records on 1000 employers yesterday. This is part of an
ongoing administration effort to...
Tips For Managing Intermittent Leave
by: Carmen N. Couden
As most employers know, in certain situations, The Family
and Medical Leave Act ( FMLA ) allows
employees to take leave on an intermittent basis if requested by the employee
Anti-Gay Harassment Claims Need to Be
John L. Litchfield
The employee in EEOC
v. Cromer Food Services, Inc. , brought a harassment claim
complaining his employer failed to protect him from regular anti-gay...
Oddities, weirdness, and the strange and unusual from the world of employment law.
I thought only elephants had two-year pregnancies. As I’ve discussed here before , “pregnancy” for purposes of the federal Pregnancy Discrimination...
On July 30, 2012, an Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor issued an advisory and guidance to federal contractors concerning the applicability of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act) to possible layoffs occasioned...
Much has been written (including by me) on the topic of
how to distinguish an independent contractor from an employee. I have also
written about the importance of "work for hire" or "freelancer" agreements when
working with independent...
I have previously blogged about instances in which pregnant women have unsuccessfully sued their employers for discrimination . However, if the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act , which was introduced into the Senate on September 19, 2012 by U.S. Senators...
Court's Decision Clears Way For New Jersey Bills
Which Would Require Employers To Use E-Verify
The federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986
(the "ICRA") preempts "any State or local law imposing civil or criminal
by William J. Brutocao
When an employee decides to
quit his job and go into competition with his employer, either by setting up a
new enterprise or by working for a competitor, what part of his employer's
information can he take...
I read on the Connecticut Employment Law Blog that your state legislature
passed its controversial paid sick leave bill . Your Governor
supports the measure and is expected to sign it. Beginning January 1, 2012, the
law will mandate...
In 2007 the NLRB issued its
decision in The Register Guard, addressing the issues of whether employees have
a right under Section 7 of the NLRA to use their employer's email system to
communicate with one another and whether an employer violates...
Effective June 1, 2011, a
new statute in New Jersey prohibits businesses from excluding unemployed
individuals in advertisements for job vacancies. The new statute does not
require companies in New Jersey actually to consider hiring the
A highly sensational case filed recently against the
prestigious Sidwell Friends
School in Washington, D.C., may end up raising interesting legal questions
about the responsibility of private schools to supervise the actions of their