On July 17, 2017, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) department released an updated version of the Form I-9. The new version of the form has several subtle changes, includes a rewording and renumbering of the list of acceptable documents.
Has your company adopted the new OSHA rules for slip, trip, and fall hazards? In January 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) introduced a new set of guidelines for employers to follow in regards to identifying slip, trip, and fall hazards around the workplace.
Georgia legislators recently passed a new kin care law [S.B. 201, L.2017] that allows eligible employees to use up to five paid sick leave days per calendar year to care for immediate family members. Under the new law, immediate family members include children, spouses, parents, grandparents, grandchildren, and any person identified on the employee’s most […]
With 2017 just around the corner, it is time for employers in 19 different states to begin preparing for the increase in their state minimum wage that will go into effect on January 1, 2017. Each of these states has passed legislation that will increase their state minimum wage to be higher than the federal minimum wage.
Earlier this year, the Department of Labor announced it will be raising the salary threshold for overtime exempt employees. Under the new ruling, employees must earn a minimum of $47,476 per year or $913 a week. This is a significant jump from the previous threshold of $23,660 per year or $455 per week.
On November 22, 2016, the Department of U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a new version of the I-9 Form. This announcement is long expected as the previous version expired on March 31, 2016.
When it comes to employment compliance, the Form I-9 is very important. This is the form used to verify your employees’ work eligibility status. By not correctly following the Form I-9 compliance guidelines, employers risk paying hefty fines and penalties for each violation.
You will soon see big changes to who in your company qualifies for overtime exemption. The Department of Labor is updating the Fair Labor Standards Act that will drastically change the overtime rules for salaried employees.
In case you aren’t familiar, FMLA stands for the Family and Medical Leave Act. This law was passed in 1993 to help employees balance their work life with their personal medical needs, as well as the needs of their family members.
The Small Business Efficiency Act, or SBEA, was re-introduced in 2013 by Senators Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and Bill Nelson, D-Fla., as S.479. NAPEO (National Association of Professional Employer Organizations) president and CEO Pat Cleary said, “The Small Business Efficiency Act (S.479) will improve tax compliance and create needed certainty for small businesses so that they […]