The New Jersey Division on Civil Rights (DCR) quietly issued another round of updated mandatory posters (with a revision date of 5/8/2015), which are now available on its website. The revised posters (English and Spanish versions of the agency’s Discrimination in Employment, Public Accommodation, Family Leave Act, and Housing posters) contain new contact information reflecting that the DCR is now divided into four regional offices: the Northern Regional Office, Central Regional Office, Southern Regional Office, and South Shore Regional Office. New Jersey employers should replace their current Discrimination in Employment and Family Leave Act posters with these new versions as soon as possible.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) launched an I-9 audit initiative in April 2009 and over 2,000 audits were initiated over the succeeding 12 months. ICE has committed to aggressive enforcement, including hiring more auditors, in its 2010-2014 Strategic Plan. Employers are thus reminded to review immigration compliance policies and practices. Conducting a self-audit of I-9
On October 6, 2015, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) will issue its decision in Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner, Case C-362/14, which may invalidate the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework. The Safe Harbor Framework permits U.S. companies to transfer personal data regarding their employees and customers from the European Union (EU) to the United States in compliance with E.U. data protection requirements.
Does the ADA Protect a Customer Service Agent With Dissatisfied Customers? The Ninth Circuit Says No
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled against a failure-to accommodate claim brought by a customer service employee who was fired for poor performance. According to the court, the former employee, who suffered from endometriosis and headaches, was not able to show that she was qualified to perform the essential functions of a customer service job.