On October 18, 2012, a bill (A3412) was introduced in the New Jersey Assembly to establish a default two-year statute of limitations for most civil actions. Significantly for employers, this would increase the statute of limitations for a defamation claim (currently one year), decrease the statute of limitations for a breach a contract claim (currently six years), and increase the statute of limitations for a retaliation claim for participating in jury duty (currently 90 days). It is unclear whether this bill would increase the statute of limitations for a Conscientious Employee Protection Act claim (currently one year), because unlike the causes of action mentioned above, CEPA was not specifically mentioned in the bill.
NLRB Rules That Employee who Launched “F-Bombs” at Company Owner Did Not Lose Protection Under Federal Labor Law
If an employee curses at and blatantly disrespects the owner of the company for whom he works, most people would reasonably conclude that the employee can be discharged. However, a recent decision issued by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) defies this logic. In Plaza Auto Center, Inc., 360 NLRB…..
Effective April 13, 2012, visa processing fees at U.S. consular posts for several types of nonimmigrant and immigrant visa applications have changed. The fees for most nonimmigrant visa applications have increased, while those for all immigrant visa applications and “Treaty Investor” and “Treaty Trader” (E) nonimmigrant visa applications have decreased.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a last-minute delay of the new export control attestations on Form I-129 on December 22. Originally scheduled to take effect on December 23, the new attestation would require employers seeking to sponsor foreign nationals for employment in H-1B, H-1B1, L-1 and O-1 visa categories to certify compliance with