Revised Form I-9: Employers Must Start Using January 22, 2017

On November 14, 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) released a revised version of Form I-9. The Form I-9 is a tool that employers must use to verify the identity and employment authorization for individuals hired in the United States.

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New Year, New Wage: NYS Minimum Wage Rate and Minimum Salary Level for Exempt Employees Both Set to Increase on December 31, 2016

New York State employers will ring in the New Year with increases to the hourly minimum wage rate and minimum salary level for exempt employees. The increases will take effect Saturday, December 31, 2016.

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Q&A Teleconference Sessions about the Delayed Federal Overtime Rules

Join Harter Secrest & Emery Labor and Employment Partners Robert C. Weissflach and Amy L. Hemenway for a 30-minute overview and Q&A session about the recent federal overtime rule delay. 

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Federal Salary Changes Delayed; NY Proposed Increases Still in Play

On November 22, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas granted an emergency request by 21 States for a nationwide preliminary injunction enjoining the United States Department of Labor (Department) from implementing a Final Rule that increased the minimum salary threshold required for status as an exempt executive, administrative or professional employee (EAP employee).

While this development may provide a reprieve for many employers nationwide, its impact on employers in New York is tempered by the New York State Department of Labor’s proposed increase in the minimum salary threshold for exempt executive and administrative employees in New York, effective December 31, 2016. 

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Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Year-End Newsletter

With the end of the calendar year drawing near, this is a good time for employers to conduct a year-end review to make sure their benefit plans are up-to-date and operating in compliance with the law.  In addition, the end of the year brings a number of important deadlines, with others to follow early in 2017. 

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