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Employers win one: OSHA makes ergonomics rule voluntary

05/01/2002
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) last month unveiled its long-awaited plan to reduce workplace ergonomic injuries. Biggest change from the Clinton-era plan: Gone are strict mandates on employers. Instead, …

Supreme Court: Illegal workers aren’t due back pay

05/01/2002
Immigrants who work in the United States illegally can’t claim the same rights to restitution as U.S. citizens when they are mistreated on the job, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last …

Unfair hiring practices can be fodder for RICO claims

03/01/2002
Commercial Cleaning, a janitorial service, filed suit against a competitor for violating the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). The company claimed its competitor hired illegal aliens, helping it …

Accept Worker’s Choice of I-9 Documents

02/01/2002

Q. Is it true that under a recently passed law, our company no longer can request copies of picture I.D. and Social Security cards? —A.G., Texas

Treat SSA ‘No Match’ Letters Separately From I-9 Issues

01/01/2002

It’s not unusual for employers to receive "no match" letters from the Social Security Administration (SSA) stating there is a discrepancy …

Ask about right to work, not immigration status

01/01/2002

Q. Is it OK to ask an applicant about her immigration status before making an offer of employment? —A.R., New York

High court to tackle immigrant rights, standards for cases

11/01/2001
Nearly half the cases accepted for review so far in the U.S. Supreme Court’s new term are business related, the highest amount in at least nine years, according to the National …

Age-bias issues don’t stop at the border

08/01/2001
Even employees working outside the country are covered under age-bias laws. The federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) applies to U.S. citizens working in foreign …

Illegal aliens entitled to bias protection.

03/01/2001
The National Labor Relations Board ordered a company to reinstate workers and give them back pay for unfair labor practices. In doing so, the company’s attorney found out Jose Castro lied …

Catch up on flurry of midnight regulations

02/01/2001
A blizzard of new regulations affecting businesses came out in the final days of the Clinton administration. The new ergonomic rules may be the most expensive in …