New I-9 Form Available - 12/9/16
On November 14, 2016 the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. This new version, dated 11/14/2016 expires on August 31, 2019. For more information read the Q&A.
New FLSA Overtime Exemption Rules – On Hold - 12/1/2016
On November 22, 2016 a preliminary injunction was granted to block the December 1, 2016 effective date of new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) white collar overtime exemption rules. As you recall, the threshold salary for the overtime exemption was increased from current law’s $23,660 to $47,476. Absent further action current law applies going forward. See State of Nevada v. United States Department of Labor, Eastern District of Texas, Civil Action No. 4:16-CV-00731. For more detailed information read the Q&A.
FLSA Overtime Exemption Final Rule Effective December 1, 2016 - 11/7/16
The Final Rule focuses primarily on updating the salary and compensation levels needed for Executive, Administrative and Professional workers to be exempt. There were no changes to any of the existing job duty requirements to qualify for exemption. Both the standard duties test and the highly compensated employee's duties test remain unchanged. The rule becomes effective December 1, 2016. So, is this a big change? For FAQ click here.