On April 15, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Continuing Extension Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-157), which extends the filing date for unemployed New Jersey workers to qualify for benefits under the federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation tiers to June 2, 2010. In addition, the new law extends the Federal Additional Compensation (FAC) program to June 2, 2010 and provides an additional federal weekly benefit of $25 to unemployment insurance claimants. Finally, under the new law, the federal government will continue to pay all of the benefits under the extended benefit program through June 2, 2010. The new law signed by the President does not provide additional tiers or extend the number of weeks of benefits.
On March 23, 2016, Governor Pat McCrory signed into law House Bill 2, commonly known as the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act. The act contains a significant provision clarifying North Carolina common law in the area of wrongful termination claims brought under state law.
OFCCP Issues Final Rule Prohibiting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination by Federal Contractors
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has announced a Final Rule implementing changes made to the affirmative action requirements by Executive Order 13672, which prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The Final Rule requires contractors to ensure that applicants and employees are treated without regard…..
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) followed through on its July announcement (see the July 2009 issue of the Immigration eAuthority) and officially rescinded the Social Security “No-Match” regulation on October 7. In summary, the proposed No-Match rule prescribed a specific follow-up protocol in the 90-day period following receipt of a letter from the Social Security Administration (SSA) informing the employer that the Social Security numbers reported for certain employees on Form W-2 do not correspond with the names found in SSA’s records.