On May 12, the New York Department of Labor (NY DOL) extended the lifespan of its Emergency Rulemaking concerning the New York WARN Act through July 10, 2010. As addressed in prior issues and most recently in the March 1, 2010 special issue of the New Jersey eAuthority, the NY WARN Act differs from the federal WARN Act in many key respects, such as requiring 90 rather than 60 days’ notice, applying to employers with 50 rather than 100 employees, and covering certain job losses of 25 or more employees, rather than 50 or more employees. The NY DOL intends to ultimately adopt the provisions of the Emergency Rulemaking as a Permanent Rule.
Here We Go Again! DOL Proposes to Rescind the Permanently Enjoined “Persuader” Rule (and Perhaps Revise It)
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) moved one step closer to undoing President Obama’s permanently enjoined “persuader activity” regulation when, on June 12, the agency issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for reverse rulemaking to rescind the rule and perhaps revise it.
Wisconsin Supreme Court Limits Tort Claims Related to Conduct Following Worker’s Compensation Injury
On May 20, 2021, the Wisconsin Supreme Court limited the tort claims an employee may bring based on alleged conduct that occurred between injuries covered under the state’s workers’ compensation law. The opinion in Graef v. Continental Indemnity Company may support employer arguments to limit employment-related litigation claims brought by employees because worker’s compensation provides an exclusive remedy to employees injured in the course of employment.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Department of State (DOS) have just announced that the July 2 update has been withdrawn and the initial July Visa Bulletin is in effect. It will remain valid for 31 days – i.e., all employment-based green card categories (except for the “Other Workers” category) will be “current”