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Employers: FY 2024 Cap H-1B Registration Period Is Fast Approaching

This is an important time of the year for employers wishing to sponsor a candidate for a cap H-1B visa in Fiscal Year 2024.

Dorsey Opens Boise, Idaho Office

Experienced lawyers establish new office, expanding Dorsey’s Mountain West presence

Dorsey – Ninth Circuit Asks Montana Supreme Court for Guidance: Is an Employer Defending Itself in a Wrongful Discharge Lawsuit Limited to the Reasons for Termination Given in a Discharge Letter?

Many Montana employees can claim the protection of Montana’s unique Wrongful Discharge from Employment Act, which generally bars an employer for terminating an employee without “good cause” after the employee has completed a probationary period.

International law firm with a Missoula, Montana office, Dorsey & Whitney LLP Nationally Ranked by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”

Of those 25  practice areas ranked nationally, nine Dorsey practices were ranked national tier 1, the highest ranking available.

The Great Reopening: Considerations for Employers as Employees Begin to Travel and Return to the Office

As the world re-opens and as more Americans become vaccinated, U.S. employers should give due care to several obvious and not-so-obvious areas:

Dorsey – Vaccine Status is a Protected Trait in Montana

The Act makes it unlawful for employers to refuse employment or discriminate against a person in terms or conditions of employment based on their vaccine status.

Dorsey eUpdate: EEOC Announces Opening of Annual EEO-1 Reports

This week, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) launched its online filing system for EEO-1 Component 1 Reports. The filing deadline is July 19, 2021.

Dorsey – Companies Consider Transparent Face Masks as an ADA Accommodation During Pandemic

Lawsuits from the deaf and hard-of-hearing community may require companies to consider new reasonable accommodations during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as transparent face masks for employees and clean writing tools for customers, in order to comply with state and federal disability discrimination laws.

Dorsey e-update – Employee Handbooks (and Policies): Make Sure that the Policies and Disclaimer Accomplish their Purpose

On February 3, 2021, in Hall v. City of Plainview, A19-0606, the Minnesota Supreme Court gave something to employees and employers alike when it addressed the issue of whether a handbook policy can create a unilateral contract (as to that provision), and what impact, if any, a general disclaimer has in negating the existence of a contract based on a specific policy.

Dorsey – Congress Extends the FFCRA’s Payroll-Tax Credit for Employers (but not the Paid-Leave Obligation!)

Although the ramifications of the CAA are wide-ranging (and more alerts are forthcoming from Dorsey), employers with fewer than 500 employees should be aware of a narrow aspect of the bill: extension of the payroll-tax credit under the FFCRA