All nonimmigrant visa (H-1B, L-1, B-1, etc.) applicants will be required to complete the online DS-160 form prior to appearing at a U.S. Consulate or Embassy for a visa application by April 30, 2010. While several consular posts have been requiring DS-160 completion for some time, more and more consulates are requiring the DS-160 as the April 30 deadline approaches. Visa applicants should visit the U.S. State Department’s website for more information on the DS-160 and check with the applicable U.S. Consulate or Embassy for current procedures.
The North Carolina Court of Appeals has strengthened narrow limits on what constitutes an enforceable employment contract that removes an employee from at-will status under state law. A letter given to the employee by the company’s chairman of the board stating that the company would not retaliate against the employee, the court held, was not supported by any consideration where the employee merely continued employment after he received the letter.
On Sunday, November 6 at 2:00 a.m., daylight saving time will end and in most states clocks will be set back one hour. As it does every year, this change presents a challenge for employers whose non-exempt employees are working during that time. This wage and hour issue will affect all employers that employ non-exempt
The California minimum wage is scheduled to increase on January 1, 2017 to $10.50 per hour for businesses employing 26 or more employees. Small employers with 25 or fewer employees will not see an increase until 2018. The increase is a result of SB-3, which was signed into law earlier this year.