On March 29, 2011, Governor Chris Christie signed into law a bill (A3359) designed to protect the employment prospects of unemployed individuals. The law, which went into effect immediately, prohibits employers from “knowingly or purposefully” publishing, in print or on the Internet, an advertisement for any job vacancy in New Jersey that contains: 1) any provision stating or suggesting that the qualifications for a job include current employment; 2) any provision stating or suggesting that the employer will not consider or review an application for employment submitted by any job applicant currently unemployed; or 3) any provision stating or suggesting that the employer will only consider or review applications for employment submitted by job applicants who are currently employed. The law does not apply to advertisements requiring that candidates hold current or valid licenses or certifications or hold a current job with that employer. Penalties include $1,000 for a first violation and will increase with subsequent violations. This law does not create a private cause of action for individuals against potential employers.
After months of virtually no movement in the number of H-1B cap cases received by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the number of cases filed toward the 2010 Fiscal Year (FY 2010) cap of 65,000 surged to 55,600 as of November 13, 2009. Thus, there is a new urgency for employers to quickly
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has indicated that it will further expand its use of “integrity” measures in the permanent labor certification program. These measures include the conduct of audit investigations and DOL-supervised recruitments of Program Electronic Review Management (PERM) cases submitted to the DOL. Increased Processing Times and Denials The…..
On December 12, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) implemented a final rule amending the agency’s representation-case procedures. The long-anticipated “ambush election” rules, which govern the procedures for union representation elections, go into effect on April 14, 2015. The new rules arguably constitute the most sweeping regulatory change ever…..