Legal Corner – July 2017

Legal Corner – July 2017

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

Employment Law Updates | Trupp HR

DOL issues RFI on overtime rule

The Department of Labor (DOL) has suggested several alternatives to the original overtime rule changes in a recent request for information (RFI) which includes multiple salary level exemptions that are adjusted to cost of living ranges throughout the country.

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New Form I-9 available

The USCIS has released a new version of the Form I-9. Employers will be required to start using the new version by September 18th, 2017.

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ACA remains in place

Despite the final efforts to pass some form of repeal and replace legislation, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) looks like it’s here to stay. Employers should stick to business as usual as the GOP makes its next effort in the form of a “skinny repeal”.

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WA becomes latest state to pass expansive leave law

Washington passed a Paid Family and Medical Leave law that provides for up to 18 weeks of paid leave to employees.

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Updated criminal history screening restrictions in CA

California has new regulations prohibiting employers from using criminal history in employment decisions if doing so has a negative impact on legally protected classes, unless the criminal history shows a job-related action that aligns with their business necessity.

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