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Archive for January, 2009

Supreme Court Issues New Retaliation Decision

Posted on: January 28th, 2009

This week, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision clarifying what conduct constitutes “opposition” for purposes of a retaliation claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended.  This case expands the protection afforded to employees who provide their employers information regarding conduct they believe to be unlawful and effectively increases the liability exposure for employers who subsequently take adverse action against such employees. (more…)

Changes to the Familiar Form I-9

Posted on: January 16th, 2009

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) has issued an interim rule that makes changes to the Form I-9 employment verification process. The interim rule amends regulations governing the types of documents employers may accept for the I-9 Form and also creates a revised version of the I-9 Form. USCIS currently is accepting comments on the interim rule, which will go into effect on February 2, 2009. USCIS will later issue a final rule to become effective.