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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 Sara Lewenstein Joins Employment Team at NJL

Posted November 8, 2021

Sara Lewenstein Joins Employment Team at NJL

Minneapolis, MN—Minnesota-based national law firm Nilan Johnson Lewis (NJL) welcomes Sara Lewenstein as an associate to the Labor and Employment practice group. Sara joins the firm with comprehensive employment-related litigation experience, focusing her work on defending employers against claims of …

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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Posted September 20, 2021 with Tags ,

White House Announces Ease on Travel Restrictions For All International Travelers Coming into United States

On September 20, 2021, the White House announced plans to ease COVID-19 travel restrictions on international travelers coming to the United States. Beginning in early November 2021, the White House will rescind the current geographic-related travel bans imposed on certain travelers from China, Iran, the Schengen Area, United Kingdom, Ireland, Brazil, South Africa, and India.

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Posted September 13, 2021 with Tags

DHS Extends Temporary Protected Status for Six Countries

Extension of TPS On September 10, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a notice in the Federal Register announcing the extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designations and TPS-related documentation (EADs, Forms I-94, and Forms I-797) for El …

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Posted September 10, 2021 with Tags , , ,

Summary of President Biden’s Two Executive Orders on Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccines and Safety Protocols

On September 9th, President Biden signed two Executive Orders; one requiring COVID vaccines for federal employees and another ensuring adequate COVID safety protocols for federal contractors. The administration also announced plans to develop rules impacting private employers with more than …

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Posted September 9, 2021 with Tags

Does Your State Prohibit Asking Salary History?

Nevada and Rhode Island will soon join the growing list of state and local governments prohibiting employers from requesting salary history from applicants, the most common form of pay equity legislation. As employers transition to remote workforces and attract applicants …

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