OSHA ALERT: OSHA Regional Emphasis Program Targets Southeastern Poultry Processing Facilities On October 26 and 27, 2015, OSHA's Atlanta and Dallas offices announced new regional emphasis programs focused on chicken processing facilities.  This program will affect employers in Regions 4 and 6, which cover an area stretching from the Arizona state...
DOL PROPOSES TO INCREASE SALARY THRESHOLD FOR OVERTIME EXEMPTION:  WILL IT RAISE WAGES OR CUT HOURS?   On June 30, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) which proposes to more than double the current salary threshold for the executive, administrative, and professional (EAP) exemptions to overtime.&...
NLRB Explains What Employer Rules Are Unlawful and How to Make Them Lawful
NLRB EXPLAINS WHAT EMPLOYER RULES ARE UNLAWFUL AND HOW TO MAKE THEM LAWFUL On March 18, 2015, the NLRB General Counsel (GC), Richard Griffin, issued a report attempting to reduce some of the mass confusion over the NLRB's policies concerning employer handbooks and other company policies.  The GC acknowledges most employers do not draft their polici...
GOVERNMENT POSITION:  WORKER PRESENTS NEW SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER AND STATES PREVIOUS DOCUMENTS WERE NOT REAL One of the most common (and difficult) immigration issues faced by employers occurs when an employer has accepted an employee's work authorization documents that appear genuine, but the employee later comes in and presents new identity and ...
PROS, CONS AND ISSUES WHEN DEALING WITH ELECTRONIC I-9 SOFTWARE PROVIDERS Should an employer adopt an electronic I-9 system?  If so, how should an employer go about selecting an electronic I-9 software provider?

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