Another recent bill (S1817), if passed, would require the police or other similar authority to inform a former employer when a former employee, who committed a crime in its workplace, has been released from incarceration or has violated the terms of his or her parole or probation. The bill provides that the notice shall occur only if the employer was responsible for notifying the police about the criminal activity.
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently held two town-hall meetings to discuss compliance issues relevant to federal contractors and subcontractors in the technology sector.
On May 27, 2016, after more than six months of public discussion, the Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved an ordinance that will require all employers in the city to provide paid sick and safe leave to most workers.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced the publication of a proposed rule that will once again revise and seek to improve the H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker program. The H-2B nonimmigrant program permits U.S. employers to hire temporary foreign workers to perform nonagricultural labor/services to meet short-term seasonal or intermittent needs. U.S. employers must demonstrate the unavailability of U.S. workers and show that employment of H-2B workers will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of similarly situated U.S. workers.