FY2020 H-1B: It is Time to Start
Most years, employers and their foreign professional employees would enjoy the holiday season before gearing up for the H-1B filing season. However, with the recent trends of H-1B adjudication, it might be a good idea for employers to start working with counsel earlier than usual. An H-1B position must be a specialty occupation, meaning that... Read more »
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Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse for CDL Drivers Now Active
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (“FMCSA”) Final Rule establishing the Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse (“Clearinghouse”) became active on January 6, 2020. The Clearinghouse is an online database giving employers, FMCSA, State Driver Licensing Agencies, and State law enforcement personnel, real-time information about commercial driver’s license drug and alcohol program violations to... Read more »
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Department of Labor Issues First Opinion Letters of 2020
On January 7, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (Department) issued a trio of new opinion letters concerning issues related to the Fair Labor Standards Act(FLSA) and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). These letters include: FLSA 2020-1: This letter clarified one circumstance in which an employer is allowed to allocate a lump sum bonus... Read more »
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