The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently released its scheduling methodology for the fiscal year (FY) 2018 scheduling list. The two-page document describes the process the agency used to develop the FY 2018 Supply and Service scheduling list, from downloading information on federal contracts, consolidating the information to create a single record on each contract, and removing certain contracts (i.e., cancelled or expired contracts) from the collected data.
Combining last week’s decision in American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant with its decision earlier this month in Oxford Health Plans v. Sutter, the Supreme Court’s position now seems clear. If an employer wants to avoid class or collective actions, it can do so by having an arbitration agreement…..
As of January 1, 2008, Illinois employers could face fines if they fail to prevent their employees from smoking in the workplace. Specifically, the “Smoke Free Illinois Act” requires, among other things, employers to prohibit any person from smoking in any place of employment or within 15 feet of any entrance to a place of employment.
As we reported in the December 2012/January 2013 issue of the Immigration eAuthority, the filing period for “new” H-1B petitions to be counted against the annual H-1B quota (the “H-1B cap”) for FY 2014 begins on Monday, April 1, 2013. The initial filing date for petitions seeking H-1B status with an effective date of October 1, 2013 is Friday, March 29, 2013.