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Employee Discipline

Five common misunderstandings about employee discipline and documentation Disciplinary Action There is no legal definition of what constitutes a write-up, nor is there a definition of what is required to be in an employee’s personnel file. So, recollections about verbal warnings, e-mails, letters, even notes on napkins can be evidence to support an employer’s position […]

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US Citizenship and Immigration Services Releases Revised Form I-9

On November 14, USCIS (US Citizenship and Immigration Services) released a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Employers may continue using Form I-9 with a revision date of 03/08/2013 through January 21, 2017. By January 22, 2017, employers must use the revised form. Employers should continue to follow existing storage and retentions rules […]

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2017 Minimum Wage Rules for Employers in California

As a result of new legislation (SB 3) passed in 2016, California’s minimum wage will start increasing each year until by January 1st of 2022, the minimum wage in the State will be $15.00 per hour. This will change not only the minimum amount affected employers must pay employees, but also which employees will be […]

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Federal Judge Halts Implementation of New Minimum Wage Rules for Salaried Employees

Late last month a federal district judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction blocking nationwide implementation and enforcement of the Overtime Final Rule that was slated to take effect December 1, 2016. In making the ruling the judge stated that the U.S. Department of Labor had exceeded its authority in issuing the regulation back in […]

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