|Sept. 1, 2009 | www.fisherphillips.com|
Although sometimes lost in the buzz over health care reform and union card-check legislation, over the past several months, Congress has also been considering a slew of aggressive proposals designed to expand various aspects of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). While these changes could affect employers in all industries, retailers should be especially concerned due to the possible lowering of requirements for coverage of part-time employees.
Retailers have been spared the high-profile immigration woes that some industries (such as manufacturing, food processing, and hospitality) have faced in the past few years. But the new administration recently announced that it is going to turn the heat up on employers from all industries, so now more than ever it is important to ensure that your business is protected. There are five quick things about immigration laws that are important for you to know.