Archive for 'Legal Updates'

Revised Form I-9 Effective January 21, 2017

Written by Robert G. Brody and Lindsay Rinehart on March 28, 2017

A revised Form I-9 was recently published by the Office of Management and Budget.  As of January 22, 2017, employers are required to switch over to the revised Form I-9 for all newly hired employees. The revised version of the form can be downloaded at https://www.uscis.gov/i-9. The form must be used by both public and […]

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Fourth Circuit Panel Establishes Joint Employer Test

Written by Robert G. Brody and Lindsay Rinehart on March 28, 2017

In a decision published January 25, 2017, a Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals panel revived a collective action in which a group of drywall installers sought overtime wages from the contractor who hired their employer – the subcontractor.  The outcome is a new circuit wide test for determining whether a joint employer relationship exists. The […]

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We hope you stayed safe, warm, and dry during the recent snowstorm!  Acting on the weather forecasters’ dire predictions of massive snowfall, you may have proactively chosen to close your business and tell your employees to stay home.  If so, you may be wondering about your obligations with respect to paying your employees for this […]

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In January, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), the federal watch dog charged with enforcing anti-discrimination laws, issued proposed new harassment guidance seeking input from the public.  The public comment period ended March 21, 2017. One big take away from the Guidance is that it is the EEOC’s position that discrimination and harassment based on […]

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), the federal watch dog charged with enforcing anti-discrimination statutes, released statistics regarding the number and subject matter of charges filed in fiscal year 2016. The total received was 91,503 charges which is an increase of approximately 2,000 charges from 2015. As in 2015, retaliation charges continue to be the […]

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