USCIS Issues Form I-9 Scam Alert

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

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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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New OSHA Rule Requirement – Electronic Record-keeping

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

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10 Steps to Prepare for New Overtime Rule

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

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DOL Releases New FMLA Poster and Employer’s Guide

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

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10 Crucial Employment Laws Every Leader Should Know!

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!

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DOL Issues Final ‘Fiduciary’ Definition and Rules

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

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IRS: Affordable Care Act Simplified Reporting Must Be Met Each Month

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

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