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  • Current Form I-9 Is Valid for Four More Months

    Date:
    September 23, 2016

    After a series of proposed improvements to and public comment periods on Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, the Office of Management and Budget has approved a revised version of the form, which should be published by November 22. In the meantime, employers may continue using the current form until January 21, 2017. After that date, all prior versions of the form will be invalid.

  • Positive Drug Tests of US Workers at Highest Level in a Decade

    Date:
    September 21, 2016

    The percentage of employees testing positive for illegal drug use is at its highest level in 10 years, according to an analysis by Quest Diagnostics of nearly 11 million workforce drug test results.

  • Overtime Rule Target of Lawsuit by 21 States

    Date:
    September 20, 2016

    Several states have filed a lawsuit asking a federal court to nullify new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations from the US Department of Labor (DOL) before they take effect December 1.

  • Workers' Compensation Opt-Out Law Struck Down by Oklahoma Supreme Court

    Date:
    September 16, 2016

    In Vasquez v. Dillard's, Inc., the Oklahoma Supreme Court struck down the state Employee Injury Benefit Act (Opt Out Act), which allows employers to opt out of the state workers' compensation system.

  • Indiana Local Income Tax Reform Effective Soon

    Date:
    September 13, 2016

    The Indiana Department of Revenue has issued guidance regarding changes in the nonresident local income tax rate and the structure of the local income tax rates in general, effective January 1, 2017.

  • Three More States Pair Up With US Department of Labor to Enforce Employee Classification Laws

    Date:
    September 12, 2016

    The addition of Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Nebraska brings to 34 the number of states that have partnered with the US Department of Labor as part of its Misclassification Initiative.

  • Fair Pay and Safe Workplace Final Rule Issued by DOL, FAR Council

    Date:
    September 9, 2016

    The US Department of Labor (DOL) and the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council (FAR Council) have issued the final "blacklisting" rule and accompanying guidance. The rule requires immediate action by federal contractors to ensure compliance.

  • New Jersey to Terminate Reciprocal Withholding Agreement With Pennsylvania

    Date:
    September 7, 2016

    On September 2, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gave 120 days' required notice of intent to end the state's 40-year-old reciprocal income tax withholding agreement with Pennsylvania. If New Jersey follows through, the agreement will terminate at the end of 2016, and will affect employers and employees in both states.

  • Final IRS Regulations Define Marriage in Gender-Neutral Terms

    Date:
    September 6, 2016

    On September 2, the IRS released immediately effective final regulations that define the term "spouse" in a gender-neutral manner under federal law. The regulations follow up on two Supreme Court decisions that have recognized same-sex marriage at the federal and state levels since 2013.

  • California Launches Online System for Reporting Labor Law Violations

    Date:
    September 2, 2016

    California's Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and its Division of Labor Standards Enforcement have launched an online system for reporting labor law violations. The agency anticipates the system will provide real-time leads for investigation or enforcement.

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