On December 5, 2013, the Senate introduced a bill (S3064) seeking to extend legal protections and remedies to unpaid interns by amending three state statutes: the Law Against Discrimination, the Conscientious Employee Protection Act, and the Worker Freedom from Employer Intimidation Act. The legislation appears to respond to a recent Southern District of New York opinion, Wang v. Phoenix Satellite Television US, which held that an unpaid college intern could not bring a sexual harassment lawsuit against her employer because as an intern, she was not an “employee” as recognized under New York State and New York City’s analogous anti-discrimination laws. The bill has been referred to the Senate Labor Committee.
On February 21, 2012, a bill (A2554) was introduced that seeks to require employers to pay their employees for their period of service on jury duty. While current state law prohibits an employer from penalizing employees who miss work because of jury duty, this bill would require employers to pay their employees’ usual compensation for each day the employees are present for jury service, less the amount per diem fee for each day of jury service. This bill was previously introduced in 2010, but failed to advance.
Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions for FY 2015 Should Be Filed on March 31, 2014 to Be Received by USCIS on April 1, 2014
The filing period for “new” H-1B petitions to be counted against the annual H-1B quota (the “H-1B cap”) for FY 2015 begins on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Note that petitions need to be mailed on March 31 to ensure receipt by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on April 1. New H-1B petitions subject to
On August 2, 2017, the Senate confirmed Marvin Kaplan as a member of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).