As of April 27, 2012, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has received a total of approximately 41,500 H-1B cap filings for employment in FY 2013: 29,200 petitions have been receipted against the “regular cap” of 65,000 and 12,300 H-1B petitions have been receipted against the “Master’s cap” of 20,000 for foreign nationals with advanced degrees from U.S. universities and colleges.
House Finance Committee Approves Legislation to Repeal Dodd-Frank Act Mine Safety Disclosure Requirements
The House Financial Services Committee took a first step toward repeal of the mine safety disclosure requirements on November 15, 2017, with its approval of H.R. 4289. This bill proposes to eliminate the requirement instituted by Congress in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
Does the ADA Protect a Customer Service Agent With Dissatisfied Customers? The Ninth Circuit Says No
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled against a failure-to accommodate claim brought by a customer service employee who was fired for poor performance. According to the court, the former employee, who suffered from endometriosis and headaches, was not able to show that she was qualified to perform the essential functions of a customer service job.
On October 11, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 25, which amends the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA). AB 25 seeks to ease the pain for employers struggling to comply with the CCPA, which goes into effect on January 1, 2020.