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Revised Form I-9 Required by September 18, 2017

Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification has been revised again, and employers must begin using the latest version by September 18, 2017. The new version was released July 17, 2017 by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and although the new form closely resembles the old form, there have been several significant changes.

What does this mean for you?

No later than September 18, 2017, employers must use the revised Form I-9, which has a revision date of 07/17/17 N (found in the footer of Page 1). Employers must continue to follow existing storage and retention rules for any previously completed Form I-9s.

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ACA Repeal, Comp Time Bill Underway

What’s Happening…

On May 4, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) by a narrow margin, 217 to 213. This legislation will now go to the Senate, where more changes are expected.
Also this week, the House passed a bill (227 to 197) to allow private-sector employers the flexibility to offer compensatory time (“Comp Time”) off to employees instead of overtime pay.

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Judge Temporarily Blocks DOL’s OT Regulations

What’s happening…

On November 22, 2016, U.S. District Court Judge Amos Mazzant III issued a preliminary injunction temporarily blocking the Department of Labor (DOL) from implementing revised white collar overtime exemptions. The regulatory revisions, which would have become effective December 1, 2016, would have doubled to $47,476 the salary threshold for exemption from overtime pay. Continue reading “Judge Temporarily Blocks DOL’s OT Regulations”