ICE Extends Limited I-9 Flexibility

When the coronavirus pandemic hit the nation over two years ago, the rules governing employer obligations for in-person inspection of employee documentation were relaxed, allowing for remote review of I-9 documentation. A few weeks ago, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced it was extending that flexibility through October 31, 2022, however, only in the…

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NLRB Redefining Union Election Loss

In an egregious display of pro-union bias, the National Labor Relations Board is seeking to force Starbucks to bargain at a stored that rejected organizing under the union! Back in December of last year when the unionizing effort began, employees at the Starbucks store in Hamburg outside of Buffalo voted 12-8 against unionizing the store…

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Court Reaffirms Employer Speech

Whether the NLRB wants to admit it or not, employers do indeed have a right to speak on the question of whether or not their employees should unionize. In fact, the US Circuit Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, based in Philadelphia, last week rejected a request by the NLRB for an enforcement order…

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Economic Trends

The Employment Policies Institute (EPI) recently released a new report revealing that a majority of economists across the country are against raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. The report surveyed some 160 economists with a full 75 percent believing that the change would have a negative effect on youth employment levels while…

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Big Apple Cuts Regulations

For the first time in memory, the regulatory pendulum in New York City swung in the opposite direction last week when Mayor Eric Adams cut the regulatory burden for restaurants. Through a mix of executive orders, regulatory changes, penalty reductions and introducing cure periods, NYC businesses will enjoy a (relatively) more business-friendly relationship with City…

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DDIFO Webinars

The next DDIFO webinar in our Wednesday Webinar series is just a few days away. “Streamlining Your Hiring Process to Beat the Labor Shortage“ will be held next Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 3:00 PM EDT. This is the same program featuring Josh Smith, hiring specialist with Workstream, that we had scheduled a few weeks…

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DC Room Block Expires Tonight

For those of you planning to attend the CFA Lobby Day next month in Washington DC, be advised that the room block at the Yotel Washington DC is valid only through today. So, if you haven’t yet made your hotel reservations, you can still reserve your room right on Capitol Hill at the discounted rate…

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J in C Foundation Run Begins Tuesday

The third annual Dunkin’ Joy Run – a virtual month-long challenge to raise funds for the Joy in Childhood Foundation – takes place June 1 through June 30, and registration for the event is now open. Of course, the “race” is open to runners and walkers of all fitness levels and participants are encouraged to…

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Celebrating Memorial Day

As we enjoy the unofficial start of summer on this holiday weekend, let us also remember that the reason for the holiday is to celebrate and honor those many men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for this nation in order to secure the freedoms that we enjoy today. Let us remember them and…

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SCOTUS to Hear Overtime Challenge

Of course, all of the focus of late on the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has been on the leak of the draft decision overturning Roe v Wade, but there is other important news coming from the nation’s highest court. As a case in point, the court announced earlier this month that in its next…

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