As you know, employers must complete a Form I-9 for every new employee hired after November 6, 1986. If you haven’t switched to the I-9 Form dated 11/14/16 yet, NOW is the time to do so. Starting January 22, 2017, USCIS will only accept the 11/14/16 edition. Until then, you can use the 03/08/13 edition, […]
Publically traded companies that are subject to the Dodd-Frank Act should be aware of recent compliance actions by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The ‘Securities Whistle Blower Incentives and Protection’ section of Dodd-Frank was adopted in 2011, but just last month the SEC issued a compliance warning after initiating a cease-and-desist action against one company. […]
Surprise! On November 22, 2016, Federal Judge Amos Mazzant issued a nationwide injunction against the new Department of Labor Overtime Rules. Scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2016, the new rules increased the salary basis necessary to classify employees as exempt from being paid overtime. To be exempt, employees must meet BOTH the salary […]
On November 3rd, a former employee of Trader Joe’s filed a charge with the National Labor Relations Board Regional Office in New York for violating the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Trader Joe’s alleged unfair labor practice? Firing an employee who had been repeatedly warned about his overly negative attitude. This Trader Joe’s store is […]
On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor released the long anticipated final regulations regarding the exemption from overtime pay. What you need to know: New rule raises the salary threshold from $455/week and $23,660/year to $913/week and $47,476/year – (estimated by DOL to affect 76,000 workers in Washington State and 4.2 million in the […]
Employers who want a quick guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act can access the newly published “Employer’s Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act”, which is available on the DOL website. Chock full of the Department of Labor’s interpretation of the FMLA, this 76 page manual is a pretty basic reminder on […]
The U.S. Department of Labor recently published the proposed regulations to implement President Obama’s Executive Order 13706 that established paid sick leave for Federal Contractors. As you’ll recall, the Executive Order requires federal contractors and subcontractors to provide employees with not less than 1 hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked on […]
Remember back in 2013, when the residents of the City of SeaTac voted to make the minimum wage for larger employers $15?
It is estimated that at least 5 million working Americans will be eligible for overtime if the Department of Labor changes its rules regarding ‘exempt’ employees.