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Newly Revised Form I-9. Deadline September 18th.

The USCIS (United States Citizenship & Immigration Services) released a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification on July 17. Download instructions are available on the Form I-9 page. Employers can use this revised version or continue using Form I-9 with a revision date of 11/14/16 N through Sept. 17. September 18th is the Deadline On Sept. 18, employers must Read More

July 1, 2017 – New minimum wages, including Emeryville, Los Angeles

According to the city of Emeryville website, “The minimum wage rate will be $14.00 per hour for Small Businesses and $15.20 per hour for Large Businesses, effective July 1, 2017. These rates will increase annually with Large Business minimum wage rates adjusting annually for inflation every July 1 based on the annual increase in the local consumer Read More

New Form I-9 – Deadline January 22nd

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a newly revised Employment Verification Form in an effort to reduce errors and enhance form completion using a computer. Form I-9 is used for verifying employment authorization in the US, and is required by federal immigration law for each new employee hired. As part of Read More

Federal Salary Minimum Threshold Placed on Hold

Federal Salary Minimum Threshold Placed on Hold. On November 22nd, a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction on the Department of Labor’s new overtime rules, which were scheduled to take effect December 1, 2016. The judge ruled that the Department of Labor (DOL) likely overstepped Read More

New FLSA overtime ruling for exempt employees

If you have salaried employees earning less than $47,476 annually after Dec. 1st, those employees will be eligible for OT pay.  Will you be affected? WATCH INTRO Are you aware? On May 18th, 2016, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) final rule updating overtime regulations was announced. The ruling changed the minimum salary exemption threshold to $47,476, which Read More

2017 California Minimum Wage Table

On July 1st, 2017 the minimum wage for certain cities, including Emeryville and Los Angeles will increase. Please see below for a table of minimum wage rates by date. On January 1st, 2017 the minimum wage in the state of California will increased from $10.00 to $10.50 an hour for employers with 26 or more employees. Read More

Federal Overtime Rule’s Effect on the Hospitality Industry

The Fair Labor Standard Act’s new overtime rules will go into effect at the December 1st, 2016. Managing and comparing overtime costs and employee time cards can be particularly difficult when many employees work non-traditional hours such as early morning, late night and graveyard shifts, typical in the hospitality industry. This federal law will affect Read More

California Labor Law Posters Expiring April 1st, 2016

The California Fair Employment and Housing Council has adopted amendments to the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) regulation that will take effect on April 1, 2016. Employers with five or more employees are required to post the amended notice on its premises, in conspicuous places where employees are employed, which provides information on the Read More

Holidays Observed by the Federal Reserve System 2016-2019

Holidays Observed by the Federal Reserve System 2016-2019 The Federal Reserve System, commonly referred to as “The Fed”, is the central bank of the United States, created by Congress in 1913.  According to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Fed has four main responsibilities: Conducting the nation’s monetary policy by influencing Read More

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