It has become increasingly common for H-2A employers to receive unsolicited emails and phone calls from international applicants seeking employment.  Such inquires frequently come from Haiti, Turkey, and South America, but can come from any nation.  This is the result of the U.S. Department of Labor posting all approved H-2A labor certifications on its SeasonalJobs website, which mercifully replaced the H-2A employer’s previous costly and futile obligation to post newspaper ads as a condition for H-2A certification.

Jason Resnick

The filing of an administrative complaint alleging discrimination, under state or federal law, initiates the claims process. The receipt of a notification letter provides important information about the claim(s), instructions on how/when to respond and administrative next steps. 

Teresa McQueen

On March 3, 2022 President Biden signed a new law limiting the use of arbitration agreements and class action waivers for allegations of sexual harassment and/or assault. H.R. 4445 – known as the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021 (the Act)– allows an individual to invalidate a predispute arbitration agreement[i]  that would otherwise prevent them from filing a lawsuit in civil court alleging sexual assault or sexual harassment.

Teresa McQueen

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