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The COVID-19 national emergency declaration has affected the H-1B Visa process.

COVID-19 Impacts H-1B Visa Applications, Processing

As of noon, Eastern time on March 20, the initial (and brand-spankin’ new) 2021 H-1B Visa application process officially closed, and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that, by March 31, it expects to have notified registrants with selected applications that they’re eligible to file an H-1B cap-subject petition for their named beneficiary. […]

Mar 31 2020 - COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Hiring - Jessica Mulholland Read More »

The CalWARN Act guidance provides additional clarification on the requirements employers must satisfy in order to qualify for the 60 days’ notice requirement suspension.

Guidance on Temporary CalWARN Suspension for COVID-19

As previously reported, on March 17, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order temporarily suspending the notice requirements of California’s Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (CalWARN Act), provided employers meet certain conditions specified in the order. Newsom’s order also directed the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency to issue guidance on how […]

Mar 30 2020 - COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Termination - James W. Ward Read More »

The U.S. DOL has released their “first guidance” on the FFCRA, including a FAQs.

Guidance and Poster Issued for Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

After President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) on March 18, 2020, providing paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave related to COVID-19 (commonly known as the coronavirus), employers have raised concerns and questions about how the law applies to them and their employees. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) […]

Mar 26 2020 - COVID-19 (Coronavirus), FMLA/CFRA, Posters and Notices, Time Off - James W. Ward Read More »

Read about taking employees’ temperatures and other employment information from the DFEH.

DFEH Issues Employment Information on COVID-19

As California is working to slow the spread of the COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) has created DFEH Employment Information on COVID-19 to provide employers with answers to some burning questions. The DFEH’s FAQs cover a range of questions, including: Whether employers may send employees […]

Mar 26 2020 - COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Discrimination, Workplace Safety - Katie Culliton Read More »

Anyone can participate in this national DOL online dialogue

DOL Needs Employers’ Input for New Leave Laws

Everything is moving fast as COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus, is triggering changes in our businesses, economy, laws and even families. The federal government just passed legislation expanding the Family and Medical Leave Act and creating a new paid sick leave, both of which go into effect next week. The U.S. Department of Labor […]

Mar 25 2020 - COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Time Off - Katie Culliton Read More »