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Posted March 29, 2022 with Tags ,

USCIS Confirms Acceptable Evidence of Employment Authorization for Certain E and L Nonimmigrant Spouses

Following the Shergill, et al. v. Mayorkas settlement, U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) started issuing I-94 forms on January 30, 2022, with new Class of Admission (COA) codes for certain E and L spouses as evidence of their employment authorization incident to status. The term incident to status means that employment authorization is granted with the underlying immigration status (instead of having to first apply and be approved for work authorization in order to accept employment in the United States). The new COA designations were intended to distinguish E and L spouses from E and L children who are not employment authorized.

Newsroom image for the post Top 5 Reasons to Do a Pay Equity Audit in 2022

Posted March 2, 2022 with Tags

Top 5 Reasons to Do a Pay Equity Audit in 2022

There’s no time like the present to conduct a pay equity audit. This year, employers face historic competition to recruit and retain talent. With continued pressure to increase DE&I efforts and a wave of new pay equity laws, a pay …

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Posted March 2, 2022 with Tags

Keeping Up With Pay Transparency Laws

New York City will soon be joining the growing list of jurisdictions that have passed pay transparency laws. Effective May 15, 2022, employers with at least four employees in New York City will be required to disclose the minimum and …

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Posted January 13, 2022 with Tags ,

Supreme Court Ruling Strikes Down OSHA ETS

UPDATE: In an order issued Jan. 13, 2022, the United States Supreme Court stayed enforcement of federal OSHA’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing ETS pending the disposition of the petitions for review in the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. …

Newsroom image for the post COVID Impacts Work-Made-For-Hire Doctrine Analysis

Posted November 29, 2021 with Tags

COVID Impacts Work-Made-For-Hire Doctrine Analysis

Work-For-Hire Doctrine Under copyright law, artists generally own the rights to the work they create. However, an exception exists when an artist’s work qualifies as a “work made for hire” under Section 101 of the Copyright Act. A work made …

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Posted November 16, 2021 with Tags

Remote Employees and Colorado Pay Disclosure Requirements

Over the last few years, employers across the United States have become accustomed to dealing with a patchwork of state pay equity requirements, including some that give employees the right to request and openly discuss and disclose their wages. A handful of states and municipalities have gone farther, enacting pay transparency schemes under which employers must affirmatively disclose the pay ranges for a position. States that impose some kind of pay transparency requirement include California, Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, Nevada, Rhode Island, Washington. These states, and others, have recently adopted new or revised pay equity statutes imposing additional requirements upon employers.

Newsroom image for the post Roving Employees and How to Pay Them

Posted November 16, 2021 with Tags

Roving Employees and How to Pay Them

Employers in the not-to-distant past constructed pay scales based in part on the location of the employees. Employers routinely paid employees in New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles a premium. By 2021, however, the concept of a worksite has been exploded, and employees work virtually from across the country. This change has dramatic implications for employers analyzing whether to structure pay scales tailored to geographic locales.

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Posted November 16, 2021 with Tags

Pay Equity Analyses in the Land of Zoom

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted many areas of the employment landscape. Job descriptions, essential functions, ADA accommodations, undue hardship, and Title VII religious accommodations are all areas that have been substantially impacted by the virtual work environment and the availability of mechanisms such as Zoom to substitute for physical attendance. Pay equity analyses are just the latest area to be impacted by the virtual environment. Employers may need to rethink how they conduct their pay equity analyses going forward.

Newsroom image for the post Dear Nonprofits – The IRS is Making Use of an LLC Easier

Posted October 29, 2021 with Tags

Dear Nonprofits – The IRS is Making Use of an LLC Easier

For nonprofits and the lawyers who love them, 2020 and 2021 have been full of frustrating interactions with the IRS. Getting the IRS to acknowledge and respond to basic communications has seemed more difficult than in the past. That is …

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