On May 4, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has completed its data entry of all fiscal year 2016 H-1B cap-subject petitions selected in its computer-generated random lottery process. USCIS will now begin the process of returning all H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected in the lottery. Due to the extremely high volume of filings for fiscal year 2016, the time frame for returning the unselected petitions is uncertain. USCIS has requested that petitioners not inquire about the status of cap-subject H-1B petitions until they receive a receipt notice (indicating selection in the lottery) or until the unselected petition is returned in the mail. USCIS will issue a further announcement once all the unselected petitions have been returned.
On June 21, 2017, the New York State Assembly advanced Assembly Bill A2040C, which would restrict an employer’s ability to ask job applicants about their salary histories. If passed, the legislation would amend the New York Labor Law and apply to all New York State employers, including all public and private employers.
On October 18, 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a petition for rehearing en banc in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in United States v. Quality Stores, Inc., No. 10-1563 (September 7, 2012), asking the full court to reverse the panel decision. The panel held that Federal Insurance…..
On April 5, 2013, Governor Chris Christie issued a conditional veto of New Jersey’s proposed “Facebook law” (A-2878), which is intended to prohibit employers from inquiring about or otherwise accessing applicants’ and employees’ personal social networking accounts. Describing the bill as overbroad but well-intended, Governor Christie proposed several common sense…..