HR Benefits

Benefits are a form of compensation paid by employers to employees over and above the amount of pay specified as a base salary or hourly rate of pay. Benefits are a portion of a total compensation package for employees. Employee benefits are designed to provide security to you and your family, and to improve your quality of life. This is FindLaw's collection of HR Benefits articles, part of the Human Resources section of the Corporate Counsel Center. Law articles in this archive are predominantly written by lawyers for a professional audience seeking business solutions to legal issues. Start your free research with FindLaw.

HR Benefits Articles
    • Employment Based Preferences for Permanent Residence
      Includes: Note: All three categories require an offer of employment and a labor certification. Category 3 is subject to a long waiting period ...

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    • Employment-Based Immigrant Visas
      Immigrant visas are available to certain foreign workers who obtain a certificate from the U.S. Department of Labor indicating the intended employment will not have an adverse effect on the U.S. workers already employed. This is known as "Labor ...

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    • Executive Order: Government Contractors & I-9s
      President Clinton issued an Executive Order which bars federal contractors who knowingly hire unauthorized alien workers from obtaining additional government contracts for a period of one year. Under the Executive Order, if the Attorney General ...

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    • DHS Issues Rebranded Form I-9
      The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced on June 21, 2005 that a newly updated version of the Employment Eligibility Verification Form (Form I-9) is now ...

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    • Employers at Risk for Outsourcing to Save on Employee Benefit Costs
      Outsourcing work to save on employee benefit costs may become riskier for employers as a result of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision. In Inter-Modal Rail Employees Association v. Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Co., the Supreme Court ruled ...

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    • Congress Raises H-1B Cap
      The American Competitiveness in the Twenty-First Century Act (referred to as "AC21")), signed into law on October 17, 2000 raised the H-1B cap for FY2000 through FY2003 to 195,000 visas per year. At the same time, the special "H-1B training fee ...

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    • Court Issues Decision Regarding Pardons for Persons in Deportation Proceedings
      On December 27, 1999, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals filed its decision in Magana-Pizano v. I.N.S., --- F.3d ---, 1999 WL 1249703 (9th Cir., Dec 27, 1999) (NO. 97-15678). Media reports have described the case as a great breakthrough for criminal ...

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    • Business Immigration to the United States
      Current U.S. immigration law allows people who have skills and talents needed in the United States to be admitted to the United States to work on a temporary or permanent basis. This paper provides a basic overview of the current employment-based ...

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    • California's New ""Family Sick Leave"" Law
      Beginning January 1, 2000, every employer in California that provides paid sick leave to employees normally will be required to permit employees to use up to one-half of their annual sick leave accrual to care for ill family members. Given the law's ...

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    • Are You Entitled To A Medical Leave Of Absence?
      The California Family Rights Act ("CFRA") and the federal Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") provide eligible employees with a for up to three months, plus a to his/her same or comparable job upon returning to work. Barring some narrow ...

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