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  • OSHA Anti-Retaliation Rules Survive Legal Challenge

    December 2, 2016

    The US District Court for the Northern District of Texas on November 28 denied a group of businesses' motion to temporarily halt new anti-retaliation requirements from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

  • CFPB Final Regulations Impact Employer Paycard Programs

    November 30, 2016

    Under final regulations issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) pertaining to prepaid debit and credit cards, employers that pay wages using paycards will be required to provide employees with additional disclosures as of October 1, 2017.

  • EEOC 2016 Performance Report Announces $482.1 Million in Recoveries

    November 28, 2016

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its annual Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) for Fiscal Year 2016. More than $20 million of the $482.1 million in total recoveries resulted from settlements of systemic investigations.

  • Court Halts Overtime Rule

    November 23, 2016

    The US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on November 22 issued a preliminary injunction that prevents the US Department of Labor (DOL) from implementing and enforcing its new overtime rule, which had been scheduled to take effect December 1.

  • IRS Extends ACA Information-Reporting Deadline, Penalty Relief

    November 21, 2016

    In Notice 2016-70, the IRS extended the deadline for employers to furnish individual statements to employees under the Affordable Care Act and continues to provide relief from penalties for incomplete or incorrect information reports filed in good faith.

  • DOL's 'Persuader Activity' Rule Stopped

    November 18, 2016

    A federal district court has issued an injunction to permanently prevent the US Department of Labor from implementing a new "persuader activity" rule that would have expanded employers' obligation to report activities they take to persuade employees concerning their rights to organize and collectively bargain.

  • New Pennsylvania Payroll Debit Card Law Contains Many Restrictions

    November 16, 2016

    Pennsylvania employers will be permitted to pay employees' wages, salaries, commissions or other payments by payroll debit card under a new law taking effect May 5, 2017.

  • Form I-9 Changes May Usher in Era of Increased Enforcement

    November 15, 2016

    The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a revised Form I-9. In addition, employers should expect more stringent enforcement of immigration laws under a Trump administration.

  • New York City to Protect Freelancers From Nonpayment for Gigs

    November 11, 2016

    The New York City Council's Freelance Isn't Free Act creates and enhances protections for freelance workers, spotlighting gig economy enforcement issues at the municipal level.

  • Marijuana Ballot Initiatives Big Winner on Election Night

    November 10, 2016

    On Election Day, states went high: voters in California, Massachusetts and Nevada voted to legalize recreational marijuana. Maine's results are still listed as "too close to call," but those voting "yes" are in the lead.

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