Legal Corner – April 2017

Legal Corner – April 2017

Welcome to the Trüpp Legal Corner designed to keep business leaders informed of critical employment legislation and case law.

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Risks of asking applicants for W-2 Forms

Employment attorneys caution against employers asking job applicants for a copy of their W-2 form to verify employment and compensation. While this practice may seem practical in some situations, it comes with substantial legal risks.

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Senate to vote on blocking state-government IRAs

On April 13, the Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution was signed, blocking a past Department of Labor (DOL) rule that was aimed to push local governments to create auto-IRAs. There is also a similar measure that addresses the requirement on the state level that awaits a Senate vote.

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Trump looks to adjust H-1B visa program

The “Buy American, Hire American” order was signed on April 18th, which asks the Homeland Security, Justice, Labor, and State departments to crack down on employers who abuse the visa program and propose reforms to ensure visas are awarded to the most-skilled at the highest wage levels.

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Overtime rule is on life support

The current state of the overtime rule remains in limbo as the DOL awaits the confirmation of a new Secretary of Labor. If Acosta is confirmed by the Senate as the new Secretary of Labor as expected, then the DOL’s approach to the ongoing litigation should become more clear.

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