Month: November 2016

Federal Judge Halts Overtime Rule

  • November 28, 2016

Just 10 days before the implementation date, a federal judge in Texas put the brakes on the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) new federal overtime rule, which would have doubled the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA’s) salary threshold for exemption from overtime pay. Twenty-one states filed an emergency motion for a preliminary injunction in October to halt the … Continue reading Federal Judge Halts Overtime Rule

Changes to the New ‘Smart’ Form 1-9

  • November 23, 2016

Under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), employers are required to verify the employment eligibility of new employees by reviewing acceptable documents provided by the employee — to establish the employee’s identity and work authorization — and then completing an Employment Eligibility Verification, commonly known as Form I-9. The employer must first … Continue reading Changes to the New ‘Smart’ Form 1-9