Florida Poised To Mandate Use Of E-Verify For Private Employers

The Florida Legislature has passed a bill that, if enacted, will require private employers with 25 or more employees to use the federal E-Verify system to verify the employment eligibility of newly hired employees beginning July 1, 2023. The bill, SB 1718, is expected to be signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis.

E-Verify is an Internet-based system operated by the United States Department of Homeland Security. It allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility […]

By | May 22nd, 2023 ||

Maintaining A Harmonious Workplace…With One Hand Tied Behind Your Back

Earlier this month, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or the Board) handed down a decision illustrative of its view that workers’ rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA or the Act) hold a position of primacy among competing legal rights and obligations. The Board’s decision in Lion Elastomers LLC II addressed the all too frequent situation where an employee engages in abusive conduct (e.g., racial, homophobic, or gender-based epithets, or profane verbal attacks) […]

By | May 19th, 2023 ||

New York State Amends Its Pay Transparency Law

In March, New York State Governor Kathy Hochul signed a bill which amends New York State’s pay transparency law (New York Labor Law Section 194-b). The amended law takes effect on September 17, 2023. Before the amendments, the law required employers with four or more employees, employment agencies, employees, or their agents to disclose the compensation or range of compensation to job applicants and employees for advertised positions, promotions, or transfer opportunities that “can or […]

By | April 5th, 2023 ||