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Immigration is now the focus of the Trump administration. Last year, ICE released "Guidance for Employers Conducting Internal Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 Audits." Employers would do well to review and familiarize themselves with it. Additionally, employers should also seek the advice of competent counsel to ensure their self-audits are useful without creating the smoking gun that the government audits are hoping to find.
Ever since Donald Trump was elected President, businesses throughout the United States have expected a lessening of the pervasive regulatory regime in place under the Obama Administration. This expectation has come as a result of President’s Trump’s own rhetoric, and comments by key members of his Administration. President Trump has publicly stated his opinion that “Excessive regulation is killing jobs.” In addition, former White House Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon had voiced the goal of the “deconstruction of the administrative state.” However, employers should expect one major exception: immigration.
By Robert G. Brody and Alexander Friedman
President Trump had an eventful first year in the labor and employment arena. With his first year in office now wrapping up, this is a perfect time to look back at how the Trump Administration's policies have shaped labor and employment law issues at both the federal and state level, and where we expect to go in 2018.
By David Gialanella
A federal appeals court offered a clear rule earlier in 2017, in holding that employees must be paid for breaks lasting 20 minutes or less, but private suits on that issue have been few, and appear poised to remain so, practitioners say.
By Erin Mulvaney
How can companies make sure they have sexual harassment policies in place to protect interests and employees? The authors talked to several attorneys about common pitfalls and the lay of the land in the corporate environment right now. Here are highlights from those conversations.
By Shane G. Ramsey and David M. Barnes, Jr.
When a corporation determines to file for Chapter 11 protection, questions concerning the status of existing labor and employment agreements and viability of employee claims immediately arise. Indeed, there are litanies of potential pitfalls for companies that file for bankruptcy without strictly following the requirements of federal or state employment laws.