North State SHRM News & Legal Updates
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Plan Sponsor Council of America hosted a webinar to discuss the new electronic disclosure rule for retirement plans from the US Department of Labor (DOL), which took effect July 26, 2020. The rule allows employers to deliver disclosures to plan participants primarily electronically, which the DOL says will reduce printing, mailing, and related plan costs […]
Employers with entirely remote workforces as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic have until Aug. 19 to take advantage of relaxed Form I-9 document inspection requirements when onboarding new hires. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that it was extending its interim policy allowing virtual inspection methods for another 30 days. The policy was initially issued on Mar. 20 and has been extended twice previously, in May and June. It was due to come to an end July 19. "ICE o
The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that state law ensures the enforceability of arbitration agreements with transportation workers despite a recent U.S. Supreme Court case that struck down such an agreement under federal law.
The Court of Justice of the European Union just ruled that an important data protection scheme established between the European Union and the United States is invalid, calling into question many aspects of important data transfers carried out by private businesses in America. In what is being referred to as the “Schrems II” decision, the July 16 decision invalidating the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield reinforces the importance of data protection. It raises important questions as to the future of international data flows and use of data transfer mechanisms between the EU and companies around the globe, but especially those in the U.S.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will fund a statistical study of the EEO-1 Component 2 data collected for 2017 and 2018. The agency has suggested that it is considering collecting pay data in the future, so this study may be used to refine plans for that future effort.
A truck driver who brought an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) lawsuit to challenge his firing after having lung biopsy surgery and a respiratory tract infection should not have had his claim dismissed because of the transitory nature of his condition, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided.
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