It’s Baaaaack!!!

Although it should come as a surprise to nobody involved in the franchise business model, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is resurrecting the Obama-era joint employer standard that caused much angst within the industry. The agency has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking, published in the Federal Register on Wednesday of this week, that…

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DOL May Release EEO-1 Reports

Back in January of 2019, the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking EEO-1 report data from federal contractors who filed during the period of 2016 through 2020. Since that filing, CIR has submitted several amended FOIA, most recently in June of this year. In response, the Department…

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E-Verify Technical Problems

We were notified earlier this week by the government that E-Verify is experiencing intermittent system outages during case creation over the past week or so. They requested that we caution you that due to these technical difficulties, users may experience system timeouts and increased processing times when creating and submitting cases. They went on to…

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NLRB Accused of Misconduct

Speaking of organized labor, the latest news on unionizing efforts within local Starbucks’ stores has the company accusing the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Starbucks Workers United union of misconduct on the basis of allegations made by a whistleblower in the agency. Starbucks has formally claimed that agency officials interfered with elections by…

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New Wage & Hour Nominee

In the wake of the US Senate defeating his nomination of David Weil for another term as the administrator of the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) at the Department of Labor, President Biden has finally put forth a new nomination for the position. Jessica Looman, who previously served as the Executive Director of the Minnesota…

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New E-Verify Enrollment Process

A few weeks ago, we advised of a Social Security Administration email alert regarding E-Verify Tentative Nonconfirmations (mismatches) no longer being available after July 15. On Wednesday of this week, E-Verify updated the Initial Enrollment process which includes new screens to ensure consistency with other updated pages in E-Verify. As a result, there will be…

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Revisiting Poster Requirements

It may seem inconsequential at first blush, but employers must remain diligent in displaying labor law posters and the like as required by federal, state and local governments. Earlier this month, New Jersey adopted new regulations regarding the posting of civil rights notices in places of public accommodation. One change that can be viewed in…

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New Tip & OT Rules in Pennsylvania

We advised you last month and want to remind you that new tip rules will take effect in Pennsylvania today, August 5. The new rules bump the minimum amount of money an employee must receive in tips from the previous $30 per month to $135 per month before the employer can reduce the employee’s hourly…

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NLRB Signs Up Another Partner

Viewing employers as a potential (or maybe even, likely) enemy, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is continuing to sign Memoranda of Understanding MOU with different federal agencies.  The latest agreement was signed this week by NLRB General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo and Jonathan Kanter, assistant attorney general and head of the antitrust division of the…

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SSA Issues E-Verify Alert

The U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) this week issued an email alert advising that the extended timeframes authorized on March 20, 2020 for employees to resolve SSA and E-Verify Tentative Nonconfirmations (mismatches) will no longer be available as of last Friday, July 15, 2022. As of that date, the SSA resumed normal operations regarding E-Verify…

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