November 2016

Our readers may remember reading our previous blog posts about the US Department of Labor’s (DOL) Final Rule increasing the minimum salary that bona fide executive, administrative, and professional (EAP) employees must earn to be exempt from overtime. The regulation proposes to increase the pay threshold for exempt employees from $455 per week ($23,660 annually) to Read more

Last month the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which entitles non-exempt employees to overtime pay for hours worked in excess of 40, does not allow employers to offset unpaid overtime with paid meal breaks. The plaintiffs in the case of Smiley v. E.L. DuPont de Nemours Read more

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Two years after the passage of paid sick leave in New York City, the Department of Consumer Affairs revises the rules implementing the City’s Earned Sick Time Act. The amendments are to help clarify the Act and add new employer obligations necessary to achieve the Act’s goals. As originally enacted, the paid sick leave law Read more

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Employers may continue using Form I-9 with the revision date of 03/08/2013 through January 21, 2017. By January 22, 2017, employers must use the revised form. These are some of the changes in the new version: Read more

Despite legal challenges and controversy, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) will begin enforcing its new anti-retaliation and anti-deterrence regulations December 1 of 2016. The regulations became effective as of August 10, 2016, but OSHA has delayed enforcement twice in order to address members of the regulated community who found the provisions unclear and Read more

Late last month, the Nevada Supreme Court offered a two-for-one ruling on provisions from the state’s 2006 Minimum Wage Amendment (MWA) which have been highly debated for a decade. For Nevada employees who are offered qualified health insurance, the minimum wage rate is $7.25 per hour; for all other employees the rate is $8.25 per Read more

With an increased number of technological advances in wage payment methods, many employers are now faced with uncertainty about which methods are permitted under wage and hour laws. On November 4, 2016, the state of Pennsylvania passed a law (S.B. 1265) to help address whether employers may issue payroll debit cards as a method of payment. Read more