Two bills introduced in January 2012 (A1099, S787) seek to extend CEPA, New Jersey’s broad whistleblower statute, to add whistleblower protection (1) for employees who report a substantial waste of public funds by a governmental entity, and (2) for employees of a governmental entity who report an abuse of authority or gross mismanagement. Related bills were introduced, but failed to advance, in 2011.
As part of the reforms introduced under the United Kingdom’s Good Work Plan, amendments to Section 1 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA) will impose a number of new obligations on employers in relation to written statements of particulars of employment. These changes will come into force on 6 April 2020. As such, employers may want to review and update their standard employment contracts to ensure compliance with the requirements.
Allows Workers To Identify Potential Issues The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the launch of the E-Verify Self Check website on March 21, 2011. The E-Verify Self Check enables individuals in the United States to determine if the government’s records accurately reflect their own employment eligibility status
EEOC Informal Discussion Letter Reminds Employers To Review Qualification Standards On December 2, 2011, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) posted an important “informal discussion letter” on its website. The letter was in response to an issue involving individuals who are unable to earn a high school diploma because of certain learning disabilities and who