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Newsroom image for the post Department of Education Releases Proposed Title IX Revisions

Posted June 23, 2022 with Tags ,

Department of Education Releases Proposed Title IX Revisions

The Title IX regulations were last amended in May 2020 by the Trump administration and faced an immediate—and largely unsuccessful—legal challenge. The Biden administration’s proposed regulations are a major departure from the current regulations. Among the changes, they expand the scope of covered conduct, eliminate many of the detailed Trump-era requirements for grievance procedures (including the controversial hearing and cross-examination requirements), make explicit protections for LGBTQI+ students, and add protections for pregnant students and employees.

Newsroom image for the post Minnesota Employers: Understanding the New Frontline Worker Pay Law

Posted June 8, 2022 with Tags ,

Minnesota Employers: Understanding the New Frontline Worker Pay Law

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed a bill into law last month providing bonus pay for eligible COVID-19 frontline workers. Although the State is administering the program, which opens June 8, 2022, the Frontline Worker Pay law requires that employers in a “frontline sector” provide notice to current employees who may be eligible for the payment by June 23, 2022. We have put together a few key takeaways for you to consider in evaluating potential notice obligations.

Newsroom image for the post New York City Council Amends Wage Transparency Law

Posted June 6, 2022

New York City Council Amends Wage Transparency Law

In 2021, New York City joined the growing list of cities and states requiring employers to include salary ranges in job postings. This law was expected to go into effect on May 15, 2022. However, after heeding concerns raised by many groups pertaining to ambiguities in the law, the New York City Council passed an amended version of the New York City Pay Transparency Law that postpones its effective date to November 1, 2022.

Newsroom image for the post Oregon Extends Vaccine Incentives, Hiring Bonuses

Posted June 6, 2022

Oregon Extends Vaccine Incentives, Hiring Bonuses

In early March 2022, the Oregon legislature sought to extend that exclusion until 180 days after Oregon’s Governor Kate Brown terminated the COVID-19 emergency declaration signed into law in 2020. Governor Brown signed the extension of the pay equity exclusion just two days shy of terminating the COVID-19 emergency declaration on March 17, 2022, which termination became effective on April 1, 2022.

Newsroom image for the post Washington State Jumps on the Pay Transparency Bandwagon

Posted June 6, 2022

Washington State Jumps on the Pay Transparency Bandwagon

A recent amendment to Washington law will require employers to disclose information about pay and other benefits in postings for jobs in the state. This new affirmative disclosure requirement, which applies to employers with 15 or more employees, becomes effective on January 1, 2023.

Newsroom image for the post OFCCP Mandates Contractors Conduct, Share Pay Equity Analyses

Posted June 6, 2022

OFCCP Mandates Contractors Conduct, Share Pay Equity Analyses

Federal contractors will soon be facing new pay equity disclosure requirements under a directive issued by the Office of Federal Contracts Compliance Programs (OFCCP). The OFCCP announced that it will require contractors to conduct pay equity analyses of their workforce and share those results with the OFCCP, even if the attorney-client privilege would otherwise protect the analyses. The OFCCP’s initiative signals an aggressive new focus on pay equity and a willingness to press the bounds of the government’s regulatory authority.

Newsroom image for the post USCIS Confirms Acceptable Evidence of Employment Authorization for Certain E and L Nonimmigrant Spouses

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 …

Newsroom image for the post Keeping Up With Pay Transparency Laws

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 …

Newsroom image for the post Supreme Court Ruling Strikes Down OSHA ETS

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. …

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