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Latest Executive Order Poised to Reform H-1B Visa Program

Written by Sujata Ajmera on April 19, 2017

On April 18, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order entitled “Buy American and Hire American” whereby the executive branch confirmed its intent to “rigorously enforce and administer the laws governing entry into the United States of workers from abroad.”  The Executive Order states that as soon as possible, the Secretary of State, Attorney General, Read More…

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…

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…

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…