DHS Extends Exception to Form I-9 Compliance and Trump Loses in Court

Recently the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), through its Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arm, announced that it was extending to January 31, 2021, an exception to its requirements for form I-9 completion. Normally, employees are required to present documentation showing their right to work in the United States in person, with inspection of the … Read more

When Labor Law Overlaps with Immigration Law

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An Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) found an employer was required to bargain with a union over the effects of Frontier’s decision to require employees to complete new I-9 forms and supply certain requested information. See Frontier Communications Corp, JD-42-20 (Oct. 14, 2020). As a former attorney for the … Read more

Navigating a Safe Re-entry into the Workplace

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No matter where you live and work, the pandemic has undoubtedly changed your life in fundamental ways. While some employees discovered (for the first time) what it means to be an “essential worker,” many others came to the realization that their jobs weren’t considered essential at all. Still others had to transition quickly from working … Read more

Five Things to Consider When Designing a Music Policy

Music lyrics today, in certain genres, are very explicit. Many songs include profanity, sexist, racist, or ethnically offensive content, or have graphic descriptions of human anatomy. It’s no surprise to HR that some employees are easily offended by the music being played by a coworker. Equal employment opportunity discrimination laws require that almost nothing offensive … Read more

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