Immigration Update: Deferred Action and H-2B Visas

June 20, 2012

Immigration reform has been the center of public debate in recent weeks with the White House announcing a new imigration policy, “deferred action,” wherein they likely will not pursue deportation for certain illegal immigrants. Additionally, a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee approved an amendment that would ease the H-2B visa process. Deferred...

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GAO Recommends New OSHA Regulations

May 15, 2012

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued a report entitled “Better OSHA Guidance Needed on Safety Incentive Programs,” [GAO-12-329 (April, 2012)] that encourages OSHA to issue regulations governing safety incentive programs. GAO estimated that 25 percent of U.S. manufacturers had safety incentive programs, and most had other workplace safety policies that...

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NLRB Union Election Rule Held Invalid

May 15, 2012

On Monday, May 14, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia held that the NLRB union elections rule that took effect April 30 is invalid because it was adopted without the statutorily required quorum. The lawsuit challenging the rule was filed by the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. NSBA is a member of the CDW.

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EEOC May Revise Background Check Rules

April 24, 2012

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will hold a meeting on Wednesday, April 25 to consider “Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.” The content of the proposed revisions remains undisclosed. Criminal background checks are...

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Hearing on Mandatory E-Verify

April 24, 2012

On Friday, April 27, the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement will hold a hearing entitled “E-Verify: The Perspective of Employers Who Use It.”

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NLRB Poster Requirement Temporarily on Hold

April 19, 2012

The DC Circuit Court of Appeals has temporarily enjoined the NLRB’s rule requiring that employers post an NLRB poster regarding unionization rights. The rule, which had been scheduled to take effect on April 30, 2012, will not take effect until the legal issues are resolved. There is no new deadline...

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E-Verify Debate May Heat Up

March 14, 2012

Mandatory E-Verify supporters have stepped up efforts to pass the Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 2885) through a series of TV advertisements on the issue directed at the Republican leadership in the House.

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