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Employers Are Not Required to Submit I-9s to USCIS The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently issued an alert warning of scam emails that appear to come from USCIS and ask employers for Form I-9 information. The alert advises that employers are not required to submit Forms I-9 to USCIS. According to the alert, … Continue reading USCIS Issues Form I-9 Scam Alert
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
The U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule that (among other things) requires certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness data. Final Rule The new rule, generally effective January 1, 2017, requires certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness data to OSHA that they are already required to … Continue reading New OSHA Rule Requirement – Electronic Record-keeping
The U.S. Labor Department last year proposed a rule to increase the standard salary level for executive, administrative and professional exemptions and the minimum total annual compensation level for the “highly compensated employee” exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act. What changes are likely? The Department proposes to update the regulations governing which executive, administrative, … Continue reading 10 Steps to Prepare for New Overtime Rule
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has released an updated version of the “Employee Rights Under the [Federal] Family and Medical Leave Act” poster (often referred to as the “General FMLA Notice”), along with a new employer’s guide to help employers comply with the law. Background The FMLA provides eligible employees of covered employers with … Continue reading DOL Releases New FMLA Poster and Employer’s Guide
Many times my first contact from an employer is due to their organization being fined for non-compliance or because they are being sued and suffering expensive litigation. In many cases, these unfortunate events could have been prevented with adequate employment law training and administration. Therefore, to ensure you are protecting your organization, we are listing 10 of the … Continue reading 10 Crucial Employment Laws Every Leader Should Know!
On Wednesday, April 6, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released a final rule expanding the number of persons that are subject to fiduciary standards when they provide retirement investment advice, including exemptions that would allow advisers to continue to receive payments that could create conflicts of interest if certain conditions are met. Background Federal … Continue reading DOL Issues Final ‘Fiduciary’ Definition and Rules
An executive order has been drafted forcing any company that contracts with the federal government, contractors or subcontractors, to issue seven (7) days (56 hours) of paid leave to employees who are sick, are seeking medical attention, or need to care for a sick relative. The draft order would affect potentially hundreds of thousands of … Continue reading Mandated Paid Sick Leave Executive Order Drafted
According to an IRS official, employers need to be sure they are offering affordable, minimum-value coverage to at least 98% of the employees on whom they report under the Affordable Care Act on a monthly basis, rather than a yearly average, in order to use simplified reporting rules. Employers that have part-time employees close to … Continue reading IRS: Affordable Care Act Simplified Reporting Must Be Met Each Month