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State Auto-IRAs: What Employers Need to Know

February 15, 2017

To combat weak savings by U.S. workers, some states recently have enacted state-sponsored retirement programs. This is a response to studies confirming that most people are not saving enough for retirement. One-third of all Americans report that they have no retirement savings at all. Of the estimated 114 million workers in the private sector, less than 10 percent have individual retirement accounts (IRAs) and only 34 percent have access to a retirement savings plan through their employer.

What Employers Need to Know about the New Form I-9

February 3, 2017

One of the documents most often used by employers is the I-9. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) form must be submitted to verify the identity and employment authorization of all new hires in the United States.

Minimum Wage Hikes - 2017

January 3, 2017

A number of states and local jurisdictions will raise their minimum wage in 2017. See the latest information on upcoming changes across the country.

Minimum Wage Changes in 2017

Preparing for 2017: Key HR Action Items for Employers

December 6, 2016

The end of the year is a busy time for many companies, particularly when it comes to human resources and compliance responsibilities.

Final Rule Issued To Improve Tracking Of Workplace Injuries

November 28, 2016

New provisions issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to improve workplace safety, require employers in certain industries to electronically submit to OSHA injury and illness data that employers are already required to record. OSHA intends to post the data from these submissions on a secure, publicly accessible website. However, no information that could be used to identify individual employees will be available online. 

DOL Overtime Pay Rule Changes Blocked

November 23, 2016

As a result of a federal court ruling, businesses will not be required to implement the new Department of Labor (DOL) salary rules for exempt employees on December 1, 2016. 

The rule, which would have more than doubled the minimum salary requirement for exempt employees, was challenged in a U.S. District Court and the Court issued an injunction on Tuesday, November 22.