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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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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Final Rule Prohibiting Certain Federal Contractors from Discriminating Against Workers Who Discuss Pay: Effective Jan 11, 2016

On September 10, 2015, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) issued the Final Rule that prohibits certain federal contractors from discriminating against workers who discuss compensation. The rule goes into effect on January 11, 2016. The Final Rule implements Executive Order 13665, signed by President Obama on April 8, 2014, and stems from … Continue reading Final Rule Prohibiting Certain Federal Contractors from Discriminating Against Workers Who Discuss Pay: Effective Jan 11, 2016

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Religious Accommodations in the Workplace, According to the EEOC

There may come a time when employers are faced with an employee request for a religious accommodation. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) prohibits employers with at least 15 employees, as well as employment agencies and unions, from discriminating in employment based on race, color, religion, sex, and national origin. … Continue reading Religious Accommodations in the Workplace, According to the EEOC

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DOL Issues New Guidance on “Employee vs. Independent Contractor” Misclassification

On Wednesday, July 15, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued new guidance targeting employer misclassification of employees as independent contractors. Authored by David Weil, the head of the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division, the 15-page guidance (termed an “administrator’s interpretation”) states that, according to the DOL, “most workers” in the United States qualify … Continue reading DOL Issues New Guidance on “Employee vs. Independent Contractor” Misclassification

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EEOC Updates Pregnancy Discrimination Guidelines

Recently, the EEOC announced an update to its Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues (“Enforcement Guidance”) to reflect the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Young v. UPS. The Court in Young articulated a new standard applicable to claims brought under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (“PDA”), when a plaintiff claims that she has been … Continue reading EEOC Updates Pregnancy Discrimination Guidelines

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