Effective January 1, 2017, employees in Michigan will see a minimum wage increase from $8.50 to $8.90. This increase marks the third step of a gradual 25 percent increase in the minimum hourly wage rate and will culminate in a $9.25 per hour rate in 2018. Public Act 138 the Workforce Opportunity Wage Act (WOWA) … Continue reading Michigan Minimum Wage Set to Increase January 1, 2017
Optional Standard Mileage Rates Announced for 2017 The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued the 2017 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical, or moving purposes. 2017 Standard Mileage Rates Beginning on January 1, 2017, the standard mileage rates for the use of a … Continue reading IRS Announces 2017 Standard Mileage Rates
New Resource Now Available! The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has unveiled a new online tool to help employers (and employees) understand the leave employees may be entitled to take for purposes of managing medical conditions and disabilities. The new Medical- and Disability-Related Leave Advisor asks users a few questions, such as type of business … Continue reading DOL Releases New Online Tool to Help Employers Understand Medical- and Disability-Related Leave
U.S. District Judge Amos L. Mazzant of the Eastern District of Texas issued a nationwide temporary injunction today blocking the overtime rule from being enforced on its scheduled effective date of December 1, 2016. The overtime rule was expected to provide over four million currently salaried workers with overtime pay. In particular, the overtime rule … Continue reading Overtime Rule Blocked!
Will your personnel files stand up to a government audit? In addition to being a good business practice, employers may be required to keep certain types of records in order to comply with specific provisions under both federal and state law. When collecting and maintaining information to be kept in employee personnel files, it is … Continue reading Personnel Files: Are You Legal?
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced a new I-9 Form effective January 22, 2017. Employers may continue using the current I-9 Form, with a revision date of 03/08/2013 N and pictured to the right, until January 21, 2017. After January 21, 2017, all previous versions … Continue reading New I-9 Form For 2017