Category Archives: Hiring Forms

New York City Wage Law

Tomorrow, [May 4, 2017] New York City will take a giant step towards closing the wage gap. Mayor Bill de Blasio will sign into law my legislation that prohibits employers from asking any job applicant for their previous salary information. When employers use previous salary information to determine compensation, they perpetuate the gender wage gap…

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USCIS Case Pending?

New USCIS Workload Transfer Updates Web Page // // USCIS has created a new Workload Transfer Updates page  on its website where customers can keep track of workload transfers between the five service centers. Occasionally, USCIS will transfer cases from one service center to another in order to balance workloads and ensure timely processing. In the…

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SBA Small Business Resources

Thinking about starting a business of your own?  SBA offers a number of resources to help you get started or move to the next level. Get started Blog | How to Give Your Local Business an Online Marketing Tune-up If you operate a “local business”, don’t overlook the Internet as an important way to attract new…

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DOL Issues Guidance on Joint Employment

U.S. DOL Issues Guidance on Joint Employment under the FLSA and MSPA By Alison B. Crane, Esq. and Neil H. Dishman, Esq. On January 20, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) issued an Administrator’s Interpretation (AI) on joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Migrant Seasonal Agricultural…

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Required Workplace Posters for 2016

Workplace Poster Requirements for Small Businesses and Other Employers Be sure to update your required workplace posters for 2016. Some of the statutes and regulations enforced by agencies within the Department of Labor (DOL) require that posters or notices be posted in the workplace. The DOL provides electronic copies of the required posters, and some…

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Affordable Care Act and Employers

Understanding Affordable and Minimum Value Coverage Under the ACA In general, under the employer shared responsibility provisions of the Affordable Care Act, an applicable large employer may either offer affordable minimum essential coverage that provides minimum value to its full-time employees and their dependents or potentially owe an employer shared responsibility payment to the IRS….

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USCIS Suspends Premium Processing of Stay H-1B Petitions

Starting May 26, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B Extension of Stay petitions until July 27, 2015. During this time frame, petitioners will not be able to file Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service, for a Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, requesting an…

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New Rules for the H-2B Visa Program Announced

In response to recent court decisions that have created significant uncertainty around the H-2B temporary foreign nonagricultural worker program, the U.S. Departments of Labor and Homeland Security have announced an interim final rule to reinstate and make improvements to the program and a final rule to establish the prevailing wage methodology for that program. These…

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USCIS To Begin Accepting H-1B Petitions

Petitioners are Reminded to Follow Regulatory Requirements On April 1, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year (FY) 2016 cap. U.S. businesses use the H-1B program to employ foreign workers in occupations that require highly specialized knowledge in fields such as science, engineering and computer…

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USCIS Suspends Adjudication of H-2B Petitions

USCIS Temporarily Suspends Adjudication of H-2B Petitions Following Court Order  As of March 5, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is temporarily suspending adjudication of Form I-129 H-2B petitions for temporary non-agricultural workers while the government considers the appropriate response to the court order entered March 4, 2015, in Perez v. Perez, No. 3:14-cv-682…

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