DOL Seeks Input on Federal Minimum Wage and Overtime Pay Exemptions

Employers Can Submit Comments through September 25, 2017 The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has published a request for information (RFI) seeking input on its 2016 final rule which adjusted the salary thresholds for executive, administrative, and professional employees to be exempt from federal minimum wage and overtime pay requirements. What Was in the 2016 Final … Continue reading DOL Seeks Input on Federal Minimum Wage and Overtime Pay Exemptions

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Implanting Microchips in Employees is Here! Wisconsin Company 1st in US

Three Square Market, located in River Falls, Wis., will begin offering implanted microchip technology to all employees beginning on Aug. 1.    The company designs software for “micromarket” vending machines for break rooms in office buildings around the country, and hopes it’s on the cutting edge of what it believes will soon be a commonplace … Continue reading Implanting Microchips in Employees is Here! Wisconsin Company 1st in US

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USCIS Releases Updated Form I-9 Handbook for Employers

Provides Guidance on Completing and Retaining Form I-9 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released an updated M-274, Handbook for Employers, which provides guidance for complying with the requirements of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Updated Handbook Among other things, the updated handbook provides information and answers on the following topics: Completing Form I-9; … Continue reading USCIS Releases Updated Form I-9 Handbook for Employers

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7 Ways to Eliminate FMLA Abuse

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave. Eligible employees are entitled to: Twelve workweeks of leave in … Continue reading 7 Ways to Eliminate FMLA Abuse

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HIPAA Permits Certain Disclosures for Workers’ Compensation Purposes

Various Disclosures Permitted without Individual Authorization Employers are reminded that the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) permits disclosures of an individual’s health information for workers’ compensation purposes. Most notably, HIPAA permits covered entities–including health care providers and their business associates–to disclose the health information of an individual to workers’ compensation insurers, employers, … Continue reading HIPAA Permits Certain Disclosures for Workers’ Compensation Purposes

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