Monthly Archives: December 2016

New Form I-9: But You Still Need To Know The Basics

The long-anticipated, newly revised Form I-9 was released on November 14, 2016.  This new form replaces the Form I-9 that was issued on March 8, 2013 with an expiration date of March 31, 2016.  As with previous new versions of the Form I-9, there is a grace period before companies must begin using the new […]

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HR Tips for the Holiday Season

Let’s hear those sleigh bells jinglin’, ring-ting-tinglin’, too! Come on, it’s lovely weather for an HR headache for you! The holiday season can be a wonderful time, even in the workplace. It is a time to take a step back, show your staff some well-earned appreciation, and celebrate another successful year together. The holiday season […]

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Changes to Salary Thresholds for New York Overtime Exemptions Still Expected, Despite Injunction Halting Federal Changes

Although the changes to federal overtime regulations that were expected to become effective on December 1, 2016 have been halted by a preliminary injunction (see our article on this at, New York employers are not off the hook yet. As we reported previously (see the New York Department of Labor has announced proposed […]

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New Overtime Rules Halted

Just days before the new overtime rules were set to take effect on December 1, a federal judge in Texas has issued an injunction that will stop the new rules from becoming effective. The new rules were to significantly increase the salary threshold applicable to certain exemptions from overtime pay requirements — from $23,600 per […]

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