In our latest Global Immigration and Mobility video chat, Melissa Allchin provides a year-end review of essential immigration and mobility updates for employers. Melissa highlights equal pay transparency laws and the impact on an employer’s obligations under existing immigration law, COVID-related travel considerations, immigration compliance considerations employers should keep top-of-mind with respect to remote or
Year-End International Travel – What You and Your Employees Should Know (Video)
Special thanks to Tony Haque and Hanna Jung.
In our latest Global Immigration and Mobility Video chat, our attorneys discuss the challenges of employee travel during the upcoming holiday season, with a focus on the United Kingdom, Australia, and the wider Asia Pacific region. The 15-minute video covers immigration complications from the state of…
On November 8, the US will reopen for international travel – but that is only the first step of the travel process for many travelers
Special thanks to Ginger Partee, John Foerster and Matthew Gorman.
Noncitizen travelers can pack their bags. With certain requirements, noncitizen travelers will be allowed to travel to the US as of November 8, 2021, under President Biden’s Proclamation on Advancing the Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic. The new…
Podcast: Vaccine Mandates – What TMT Companies Need to Know
The emergence and subsequent spread of the Delta variant has led several countries, most notably the United States, into adopting more stringent health and safety protocols. On July 29, , President Biden declared that the US government would be imposing vaccination requirements in certain cases and offering additional incentives for its citizens to be vaccinated.…
The Future of Work: Renewal Strategies for a Transformed Workforce
Companies are facing critical business challenges in regard to their most important asset – their people. While workforce transformation is not a new concept for global organizations, the pandemic has forced us to rapidly adapt our standard ways of working and how we engage with employees to ensure the long-term viability of the business. We…
New York Enacts COVID-19 Vaccine Paid Leave Law
On March 12, 2021, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed Senate Bill S2588, which grants time off for public and private employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. The newly enacted legislation is effective immediately, and expires on December 22, 2022.
New Paid Leave Entitlement
Employees receiving the COVID-19 vaccination will be provided with a paid leave of absence from their employer for a sufficient period of time, not to exceed four hours per vaccine injection, unless an employee is permitted to receive a greater number of hours pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement or as otherwise authorized by an employer. Time is to be paid at the employee’s regular rate of pay for each COVID-19 vaccine injection.…
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Vaccine Passports: The Ticket to Our New Normal? (Video)
Special thanks to guest contributors Melissa Allchin and Harry Valetk
Our Labor and Employment, Global Immigration and Mobility, and Data Privacy lawyers discuss vaccine passports — what they are, how countries are already using them domestically and for international travelers, data privacy concerns related to the use of digital health documentation, and what employers should…
Data Privacy at the Airport: Is it Possible to Protect Sensitive Data? (Mobility Minute)
Special thanks to our guest contributors Matthew Gorman and Cristina Messerschmidt.
In this Mobility Minute, our Immigration and Data Privacy lawyers will be looking at the issue of data privacy, or lack thereof, at US ports of entry, including international airports. We will review a recent court decision that appears to further minimize protections…
California Employers’ To-Do List Grows With New Worker Laws
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) closed this most recent legislative season by signing dozens of new bills into law that affect California employers. Though some were emergency bills and took effect upon signing, the remainder take effect on Jan. 1, 2021.
The laws are wide-ranging, encompassing topics from pandemic-related measures, to the first board of…
Key Changes to US Shelter-In-Place / Reopening Orders [Current as of December 11, 2020]
We recently published an update to our 50-state Shelter-In-Place / Reopening Tracker.
Please see HERE. This is updated weekly.
For your convenience, here is a summary of the major updates from around the country:
- The following states extended their state-wide orders and/or the duration of the current phase of their reopening plans: Alabama,