|March 23, 2019 | www.fisherphillips.com|
Recent events have made clear that immigration compliance will be a main focus for the Trump administration. The hospitality industry has always been a target for such investigations and we expect the scrutiny to increase in the not-too-distant future. We expect the next round of immigration compliance investigations to focus on I-9 Notices of Inspection, criminal investigations, worksite raids, H-1B and H-2B audits and investigations, H-1B and L-1 site visits, and E-Verify compliance and monitoring.
2017 is shaping up to be a year of continued growth for ban-the-box laws nationwide. It’s time for employers to get creative and develop strategies for hiring outside “the box.”
The popular workplace practice of holding a “pre-shift” meeting to set the tone of the workday and communicate important announcements can be very beneficial and may even boost workplace morale. But don’t be fooled by this common “pre-shift” misnomer. If your meetings are not accurately recorded as worktime when computing non-exempt employees’ wages, you may be violating the law and exposing your company to liability.
The hospitality industry is both a major employer and economic driver in the United States. Yet, historically, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been less than hospitable to the multi-billion dollar industry.