Recently, the city of Newark, New Jersey passed an ordinance that will impact most employers in Newark. The new ordinance, which will go into effect next month, applies to employers with five or more employees that do business, employ, or take applications for employment within the city of Newark. The ordinance contains several requirements related to the employment application process, including requirements related to criminal background checks. The Mayor of Newark will designate an office or agency of the city to enforce the ordinance with penalties ranging from $500 to $1,000. For more details on the ordinance, read the full article here.
Congress Passes FY 2015 Omnibus Appropriations Bill: What it Means for Labor and Employment Agencies
Narrowly averting a federal government shutdown, on December 13 in a rare Saturday evening session the Senate passed the massive 1600 page, $1.1 trillion FY2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill that will fund government operations through September 2015. On Thursday, December 11, the House narrowly passed the omnibus spending bill over strenuous…..
In calculating backpay owed to former employees the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has concluded were wrongfully terminated, the Board has historically deducted any interim earnings. In calculating interim earnings, the Board has treated expenses incurred in seeking or maintaining interim employment as deductible from interim earnings. In King Soopers, Inc., 364 NLRB No. 93 (August 24, 2016), the Board, once again, turned long-standing precedent on its head by increasing the amounts payable by employers.
In structuring their workforces abroad, taxes are a major driving force for employers—and if recent government initiatives are any indicator, employers should take care when considering the tax implications of their staffing decisions.