A bill (S1449) introduced in the state Senate on February 18 proposes to require every employer, after hiring an employee, to verify the employment eligibility of the employee through the E-Verify program. E-Verify is an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly-hired employees. If passed, the bill would prohibit the employment of unauthorized aliens and impose penalties on employers that knowingly or intentionally employ unauthorized aliens, up to and including the permanent revocation of any and all of an employer’s business licenses issued by the state or any political subdivisions of the state.
OSHA to Propose Extension of Operator Certification and Qualification Requirements to November 10, 2017
Faced with mounting pressure from the construction industry, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) appears to have acknowledged that there are significant compliance problems with the operator certification requirements contained in the standard governing cranes and derricks in construction, Subpart CC (29 C.F.R. 1926.1400, et al.). On May 22, 2013,…..
It is quite common in the hospitality industry for employers to pay tipped employees a cash wage that is less than the required minimum wage. This practice is permissible under the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) tip credit provisions.
Long-Awaited NLRB Joint-Employer Rule Sets Employer-Friendly Standard for Joint-Employer Determinations
Federal labor agencies have kicked their rulemaking efforts into high gear. One month after the U.S. Department of Labor published a final rule defining (and limiting) when one entity can be deemed the joint employer of another’s employees, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has followed suit.