Kathleen M. Mills

Kathleen M. Mills

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Employment Law & Labor Relations • International Business & Trade Law

Kathleen M. Mills
Sep. 18, 2017

Employers Must Use New I-9 As of Today

Just a reminder … as we noted previously, the government has issued a new I-9 Form and, as of today, it must be used by all employers. The newest I-9, which was released on July 17, 2017, became mandatory on September 18, 2017. The new form is available from the USCIS website. Most of the […]

Kathleen M. Mills
Jul. 20, 2017

OSHA Updates Mandatory Web-Based Employee Injury Reporting Deadlines

Just about a year ago, we told you about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s plan to move employer Form 300A reporting from a paper process to a publicly accessible online database.  After a year in limbo, the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) will become available on August 1, 2017 to accept employers’ completed 2016 OSHA Form 300A. Last […]

Kathleen M. Mills
Jun. 12, 2017

Americans With Disabilities Act Protection Extends To Gender Dysphoria

Recently, we reported on a decision from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals which extended Title VII protection to cover sexual orientation.  More recently, a federal court judge sitting in Allentown has held that gender dysphoria is a disability covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). In Blatt v Cabela’s, No. 5:14-cv-04822 (E.D. PA […]

Kathleen M. Mills
Dec. 13, 2016

On-Boarding With The New I-9 Form

Effective January 22, 2017, employers will be required to use a revised I-9 form which has been issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”), a component of the Department of Homeland Security.  Until then, either the current form (dated March 8, 2013) or the new one (dated November 14, 2016) will be […]

Kathleen M. Mills
Nov. 23, 2016

Employment Law Alert: Court Halts New Overtime Regulations

Yesterday, in a surprising and unusual decision, a federal court in Texas issued an order preventing the U.S. Department of Labor’s implementation and enforcement of the new overtime regulations it issued on May 18, 2016.  Those Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations were scheduled to go into effect on December 1, 2016, and would have […]

Kathleen M. Mills
Aug. 10, 2016

OSHA Reformulates Reporting Requirements

OSHA’s new reporting regulations mean that all of the data reported will be available to anyone to view; employers need to mitigate privacy risks.

Kathleen M. Mills
Jun. 23, 2016

Government Offers Additional Trade Secret Protection for Employers

The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”) provides employers, for the first time, a federal cause of action for the misappropriation of trade secrets.

Kathleen M. Mills
May. 18, 2016

New Overtime Rules: What Employers Need to Know

The United States Department of Labor has published new regulations defining who is exempt from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Kathleen M. Mills
Apr. 11, 2016

Employment & Antitrust Law: The Underappreciated Impact

Antitrust laws apply to Purchasing, Manufacturing/Operations, R&D, Finance/Accounting Departments, and, yes, Human Resources activities.

Kathleen M. Mills
Dec. 10, 2014

Supreme Court: Employers Not Required to Pay Employees for Screening Time

In a significant decision for employers (Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk, 2014 BL 344253, U.S., No. 13-433, 12/09/14) in a wage and hour case, the United States Supreme Court has held that the up to twenty-five (25) minutes spent by Amazon warehouse employees at mandatory anti-theft screening stations as they complete their shifts is […]