On February 27, 2014, the chair of the state Senate Labor Committee proposed a bill that would withhold payments by the state to vendors that are delinquent in their unemployment insurance contributions. The bill was introduced in response to a recent audit finding that the state’s vendors owe at least $36.7 million in unemployment insurance contributions as of last June.
On October 24, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a final rule increasing filing fees associated with a significant number of immigration applications. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) must recover its costs through fees and periodically adjust fees to increase its operating revenue.
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently adopted the “but for” causation standard for claims brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). According to the federal appellate court with jurisdiction in Ohio, the plain language of the ADA does not provide that a plaintiff must prove that his or her disability was the “sole” cause of the adverse employment action.
On October 6, the New York Department of Labor (NYDOL) issued slightly revised emergency regulations (first adopted on October 13, 2009 and subsequently extended on February 3, 2010, April 28, 2010 and July 9, 2010). The revised emergency regulations are effective until January 3, 2011.