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Texas Judge Enjoins New FLSA Rules

Written by Monica Velazquez on November 22, 2016

To enjoin or not to enjoin – that certainly was the pivotal question answered today with respect to the legal fight over the FLSA Final Overtime Rule issued in May 2016. As we recently reported, in mid-September 2016, twenty-one states led by Texas and Nevada filed suit against the Department of Labor and Labor Secretary Read More…


Now Available! New Form I-9

Written by Sujata Ajmera on November 16, 2016

On November 14, 2016, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a revised version of the Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9. The current form remains valid until January 21, 2017, but on January 22, 2017, all employers must begin using the new version in order to remain compliant with the I-9 regulations. Under these regulations, Read More…

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Pass the Jelly. The new FLSA Rules may be Toast!

Written by Monica Velazquez on September 20, 2016

For more than a year, we have been warning employers that FLSA changes to the overtime exemption rules were coming. In May, we received news of the final implementation date of December 1, 2016. The changes to the exemption rules were significant and many efforts to derail or challenge their implementation failed, until, perhaps, now. Read More…

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This Just In: Some Workers May No Longer Be Exempt

Written by Kimberly Moore on May 18, 2016

After almost a year of discussion, and more than 270,000 comments, the Department of Labor just issued new salary thresholds for exempt and highly compensated employees. The current salary threshold ($23,660) was last set in 2004. Finding that amount was not within the 40th percentile of salaried workers, the Department will require exempt employees to Read More…

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“Don’t Worry Be Happy” is Against the Law

Written by Jana H. Woelfel on May 11, 2016

Bobby McFerrin better steer clear of T-Mobile. Despite its earworm catchiness, T-Mobile’s adoption of the credo from his hit song, “Don’t Worry Be Happy” recently landed the company in hot water. Employee Handbooks are a good thing. They put all your policies in one place and permit your employees to know what you, as an Read More…