Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) changes to its interpretation of Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act will affect the hiring practices and affirmative action obligations of the financial institutions it regulates.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against an employee or a job applicant based on membership in protected classes. The agency has the authority to investigate charges of discrimination against employers, including manufacturers, who are covered by the law. Most employers with at least 15 employees are covered (20 employees in age discrimination cases).
The USCIS is in the process of entering a Consent Order to produce, on a specific schedule, Employment Authorization Document (EAD) cards for those 75,000 foreign nationals who have approved employment authorization applications but have been waiting for inordinate amounts of time for the cards themselves. Without the cards, these foreign nationals have not been able to complete the Form I-9 employment verification process and unable to work. In the meantime, so they are not kept waiting any longer, the USCIS has agreed to some interim relief.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued two technical assistance documents on August 5, 2020, addressing accommodation issues under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for employees who use opioid medications or may be addicted to opioids. They provide employers insight into how the EEOC envisions information exchange and accommodation efforts.
Senate Republicans have introduced the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection and Schools (HEALS) Act, a nearly one-trillion-dollar stimulus package comprised of a package of bills that includes the Continuing Small Business Recovery and Paycheck Protection Program Act (HEALS PPP). If enacted, the HEALS PPP will (among other things) greatly expand the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) […]
The “Aligning Federal Contracting and Hiring Practices With the Interests of American Workers” Executive Order directs federal departments and agencies to conduct audits of federal contracts awarded in Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019 to determine if U.S. job opportunities or the economy have been adversely affected by the use of temporary foreign workers in the U.S. or abroad.
On August 8, 2020, President Donald Trump issued the Memorandum on Deferring Payroll Tax Obligations in Light of the Ongoing COVID-19 Disaster (Executive Order).
Experienced practitioners from Australia, China, India, Japan, and Singapore will share their perspectives on key issues facing multinational employers required to make organizational changes in light of COVID-19:
- COVID-related laws, regulations and programs which affect or alter the normal restructuring legal scheme
- Limitations or special provisions affecting economic dismissals
- Wage subsidies, salary reduction measures, work-sharing or other programs to avoid job loss
- Actual COVID restructuring experiences country-by-country
- Major restructuring events — what sectors, how large, what types of employees
- Major challenges legally as well as in public relations, governmental/political affairs, and labor relations
- Lessons learned and best practices
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- Thomas Choo (Clyde & Co Clasis in Singapore)
- Michael Harmers (Harmers Workplace Lawyers in Australia)
- Sowmya Kumar (Induslaw in India)
- Tatsuo Yamashima (Atsumi & Sakai in Japan)
- Carol Zhu (Zhong Lun in China)
- Moderator: John Sander (Jackson Lewis in USA)
Date and time:
September 22, 2020 12:00 am - 9:00 am (UTC)
Date: 28 July
Time: 4:00pm Eastern Daylight Time
Duration: 1 Hour
Change is constant—finite and monumental, by moment and over time. The alteration of our workplace and world since March has been profound, and we are committed to bringing you the information you need, when you need it. Our webinar series, now an ongoing series of 40-minute programs, allows us to dig a little deeper into our topics, and provide additional analysis and guidance. In addition to the voices of our Jackson Lewis lawyers you have grown to trust, we will often be welcoming additional speakers to join our conversation.
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Date and time:
July 28, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (EDT)
Date: 30 July 2020
• 11 a.m. México, Colombia y Perú
• 12 p.m. Chile y EE.UU.
• 1 p.m. Argentina
We would like to invite you to our exclusive L&E Global Webinar in Spanish “Teleworking in Latin America and the United States: best practices and regulation!” on labour standards and key experiences that countries and companies in Latin America and the USA have developed to effectively manage Virtual Work. Key information to help you make the workplace sustainable.
In this spanish-speaking webinar, experts from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and the US will discuss and answer questions about the main aspects of regulation and management of teleworking, with key elements such as:
- What are the main labour implications of virtual work in Latin America and the US?
- What labour risks can companies face in this virtual modality of work?
- What successful practices are taking place in Latin America and the US to boost the productivity and motivation of people in virtual work?
- What elements are key to define internal protocols and policies in order to regulate virtual work?
This webinar will have a duration of 1 hour and is free of charge. You can register for the webinar via the specific registration button and feel free to forward the invitation to any of your colleagues.
- Argentina: Nicolas Grandi (Socio en Allende & Brea)
- Chile: Bárbara Zlatar (Asociada Senior en Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos)
- Colombia: Angélica Carrion (Socia en López & Asociados)
- México: Jimena Sánchez Argoytia (Asociada en De la Vega & Martínez Rojas)
- Perú: Cesar Puntriano (Socio en Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera Abogados)
- USA: Pedro Torres-Díaz (Principal, Puerto Rico y Miami, para Jackson Lewis P.C)
- Moderador: Blanya Correal, Experta latinoamericana en Transformación Organizacional y Relaciones Laborales.
Date and time:
July 30, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (-03)