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on November 19, 2019 Human Resources HR Law

Employment Law Changes for November 2019

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Welcome to the backstitch HR law blog, a series where we provide the latest updates on upcoming and recently in-effect legislation. Our blog series will provide short snippets of State, Federal, and Global changes in HR and employment law, so your organization can continue to stay up to date in the legal world.  

To review many of the law changes that went live on November 1st, please review last month's post

New York

New York's Human Rights Law, which had many provisions go into effect in the previous months, has another update on November 18. On that date, employers may no longer refuse to hire or discriminate and fire any employees who may be victims of domestic violence. Employers may also not inquire about domestic violence victimhood during a job application form or the hiring process, nor may they circulate documents or announcements that restrict employment of victims. 


On December 2, the processing fee for Form I-129, the Petition for a nonimmigrant worker, and Form I-140 Immigrant petition for alien work will have their processing fees increased from $1410 to $1440. The increase is made to be in line to natural inflation. 

Make sure your company will be compliant with these new updates to avoid costly penalties and lost productivity. Follow this series to ensure your company is compliant with the many employment law changes happening in the future. 

Liang Deng

Chief of Staff

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