Welcome to the Trüpp Legal Corner designed to keep business leaders informed of critical employment legislation and case law.
Increase of Form I-9 worksite enforcement
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) continues its practice of increasing Form I-9 audits, conducting more workplace raids, and promoting involvement in the government’s voluntary compliance program.
Less constraints for 401(k) hardship withdrawals
The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 will now allow employees to withdraw their own 401(k) funds and take the earnings on that money. They will also be able take company contributions as part of a hardship withdrawal.
Overtime case serves as potential caution tale for franchisors
An ongoing case against Jimmy John’s has allowed claims against the franchisor and its franchisees to move forward simultaneously. This could potentially expose more liability for franchise employers if the case determines franchisors are at risk for FLSA practices of its franchisees.