On May 31, 2012, the Senate approved a bill (S455) that would prohibit employers from seeking credit checks on employees or applicants under most circumstances. A detailed discussion of that bill appeared in the February 2012 issue of the New Jersey eAuthority. The bill now heads to the Assembly for its consideration, where the bill already has several supporters. A parallel bill (A2840) was introduced by the Assembly on May 11, 2012, and a similar bill (A704) was introduced in December of last year.
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.
Employers today are faced with the daunting task of trying to root out workplace violence before it occurs for both legal and basic human safety reasons. In addition to the basic moral and human desire to keep workers safe from harm, legal responsibilities (including recent Occupational Safety and Health Administration…..
State Department Issues Guidance on National Interest Exceptions to Proclamations Suspending Entry of Certain Foreign Nationals
On August 12, 2020, the U.S. Department of State issued guidance on scenarios that may qualify for a “national interest exception” under Presidential Proclamation 10052 of June 22, 2020 (“Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak”) and Presidential Proclamation 10014 of April 22, 2020 (“Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the COVID-19 Outbreak”). Citing economic disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, President Donald Trump issued the proclamations and temporarily suspended the entry of certain foreign nationals into the United States. Although both proclamations referenced exceptions for individuals “whose entry would be in the national interest,” formal guidance had not been released prior to this announcement.