What OSHA Will Be Like under a Biden Administration

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulates workplace safety, and its powers are expected to expand under the administration of president-elect Joe Biden. Already, as president-elect, Biden has signaled his intention to expand the reach of OSHA. On December 29, the president-elect issued a statement that says, “Yet today, in the midst of a … Read more

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

Should Employees Be Compensated for Professional Training?

Recently, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued an opinion letter regarding the question of paying employees for taking classes related to the retention of their professional licenses. The basic question was: Is it possible for employees to be compensated for their time spent taking professional education courses? Although it is possible for employees to be … Read more

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