Welcome to the Trüpp Legal Corner designed to keep business leaders informed of critical employment legislation and case law.
NLRB changes definition of independent contractor
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has effectively widened the net of who can be considered an independent contractor under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). This results in a reduced amount of people who can unionize or bring unfair labor practice charges.
Employer update on the enforcement of immigration laws
Employers should be aware of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) focus for 2019 as well as pending policy changes regarding H-1B visas, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients.
Employer update on marijuana laws
As support for the legalization of marijuana continues to grow in the U.S. Thirty-three states have legalized medical use and ten states have approved both medical and recreational. It’s important for employers to educate themselves on relevant regulations and clarify their internal policies.