Legal Updates


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May 2019

Pushed by USMCA, Mexico Overhauls Federal Labor Law in Workers’ Favor to Improve the Labor Justice System

On May 1, 2019, International Workers’ Day, Mexico published amendments to its Federal Labor Law in the Federal Official Gazette and secured the right of Mexican workers to organize, enter into collective bargaining agreements and a new justice system that will replace and improve the current labor boards. A summary and explanation of the amendments to the Federal Labor Law can be found here. Javier...

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May 2019

Empujado por el T-MEC, Mexico Aprueba Modificaciones a la Ley Federal del Trabajo en Favor de los Trabajadores y para mejorar el sistema de justicia laboral

El 1 de mayo de 2019, como parte de la celebraciones día internacional trabajo, México publicó en el Diario Oficial de la Federación modificaciones a la Ley Federal de Trabajo, con lo que se garantiza el derecho a los trabajadores a organizarse, firmar acuerdos colectivos de trabajo, así como un nuevo sistema de justicia laboral que reemplazará y mejorará a las actuales Juntas...

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Mar 2019

DOL Issues Its New Proposed Rule for Salary Threshold for Exempt Employees

On March 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor issued its long-awaited replacement of the Obama administration’s controversial overtime rule, raising the minimum salary threshold required for workers to qualify for the Fair Labor Standards Act’s “white collar” exemptions to $35,308 per year ($679 per week), from the previous $23,660 per year ($455 per week), which had been in effect since 2004. The new Proposed...

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21

Feb 2019

Estímulos Fiscales en la Región Fronteriza Norte de México y los Estados Unidos

By Javier Lopez de Obeso, Associate Attorney El 1 de enero de 2019 entró en vigor el Decreto de Estímulos Fiscales de la Región Fronteriza Norte (el “Decreto”) y el 30 de enero de 2019 el Servicio de Administración Tributaria (“SAT”) publicó las reglas generales “las “Reglas”) para la aplicación decreto, que da varios beneficios a los contribuyentes materia impuesto sobre la renta...

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21

Feb 2019

Tax Incentives for the Northern Border Region of Mexico and the United States

By Javier Lopez de Obeso, Associate Attorney On January 1, 2019, Mexico’s Decree of Fiscal Incentives of the Northern Border Region (the “Decree”) became effective, and on January 30, 2019 the Mexican Tax Administration Service (“SAT”) published the general rules (“the Rules”) for the application of the Decree, establishing tax benefits to the taxpayers of Mexico’s income tax (“ISR”) and its value-added tax (“VAT”). The...

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10

Jan 2019

Lapse in Federal Funding Does Not Impact Most USCIS Operations

THIS NOTICE APPLIES ONLY TO EMPLOYERS THAT CURRENTLY USE E-VERIFY The federal government is currently shut down. This has resulted in the suspension of operation of many government offices and programs. The E-Verify program is one of the federal programs that is currently unavailable due to the lapse in government appropriations. While the federal government remains shut down, employers will not be able to access...

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Oct 2017

Two Important Legal Tide Changes This Week

By Rosemary M. Marin, Attorney & Shareholder; Chair, Labor & Employment TWO IMPORTANT LEGAL TIDE CHANGES THIS WEEK This week, the Trump Administration announced two big changes in its interpretation of the law, as compared to prior interpretations by the Obama Administration. TITLE VII Does Not Extend To Transgender On October 5, 2017, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that Title VII, the federal law...

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19

Jul 2017

New Version of USCIS Form I-9 is Now Available. Deadline for Implementation of the New Form I-9 is September 18, 2017

On Monday, July 17, 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Department (“USCIS”) released another revised version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.  The latest version of the Form I-9 contains minor changes to the Instructions section and the List of Acceptable Documents.  Specifically, the Instructions section contains the following revisions: In addition to the revisions to the Instructions section, the List of...

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22

Nov 2016

Federal Judge Blocks Obama Overtime Pay Rule Set to Go into Effect December 1, 2016

By M. Blake Downey, Associate Attorney U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant of the Eastern District of Texas imposed a nationwide injunction against the U.S. Department of Labor’s hotly contested Final Overtime Rule which was set to go into effect December 1, 2016. The rule changes would have, among other things, doubled the mandatory threshold for exempt salaried employees from $23,660 to $47,476 per year. This...

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15

Nov 2016

USCIS Publishes Revised Form I-9. Compliance Deadline is January 22, 2017

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Department (“USCIS”) has published its long-awaited revised version of the Form I-9. Beginning on January 22, 2017, employers will be required to use only the new version of the Form I-9 (dated 11/14/2016 N). Until then, employers may continue to use the current version of the Form I-9 (dated 03/08/2013 N) or the new version of the Form...

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