Welcome to the Trupp HR Legal Corner designed to keep business leaders informed of critical employment legislation and case law.
Current Form I-9 will expire Jan. 21, 2017
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that the new version of the Form 1-9 will become available by November 22, 2016. The changes to the form are specifically aimed to help employers reduce technical errors that would result in fines.
Provision exempting workers from visa cap may be renewed
With the possibility of renewal for the visa cap exemption, it is recommended that employers who are planning on hiring H-2B visa workers in the fiscal year of 2017 continue to mark workers as “returning” if they came to the U.S. on low-skilled work in the prior three years.
States and business groups are taking a firm stance against overtime rule
21 states and multiple business groups including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Federation of Independent Business, and the National Retail Federation have filed a lawsuit challenging the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) overtime rule changes. While these lawsuits represent an objection from opposing views, it is important for employers not to delay their compliance efforts.
Pressure on DOL to investigate Wells Fargo highlights unpaid overtime issue
The Department of Labor (DOL) is being urged to investigate whether Wells Fargo violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in order to meet aggressive sales quotas. These large scale overtime and misclassification lawsuits emphasize the need for compliance with the DOL guidelines.