Tag: Federal Register


At Last! USCIS Releases a New Form I-9

Since August 31, 2019—the date that the previous Form I-9 expired—employers have been expressing their concerns and asking us whether they should continue to use the expired form for employment eligibility verification.

DOL’s Final Overtime Rules Coming Any Day Now

By BLR Legal Editor Susan Prince, JD Employers, get ready for a busy summer! Just when you are about to embark on your summer getaways, dreaming of sun and relaxation … you are probably going to have 60 days to make sure you are in compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) changes. Well, […]

EEOC Proposes Using EEO-1 Report to Collect Pay Data

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Department of Labor recently published a proposal to revise the EEO-1 reporting form in order to annually collect summary pay data by gender, race, and ethnicity from businesses with 100 or more employees. A copy of the proposed form is available on the EEOC’s website.

New WPS Training Requirements—Rising to the Challenge

In November 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) amended the Pesticide Worker Protection Standard (WPS). If you’re in an affected industry, it’s a big change. Today we will review the new training requirements for workers and handlers, which is what some say is the hardest part of complying with the amended WPS.

2016—Perfect Storm for HR

From recruiting to termination, 2016 is looking like the perfect storm for HR, says Attorney John Husband, whose panel opened the Advanced Employment Issues Symposium held recently in Las Vegas. Husband, with Holland & Hart LLP, was joined by Attorneys Mario Bordogna of Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, William Bowser of Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor […]

DOL Releases Official Proposal to Raise Federal Contractor Minimum Wage to $10.10

U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez released a proposed rule to raise the minimum wage for federal contractor employees on new contracts to $10.10 on June 12. President Obama directed the U.S. Department of Labor to issue the rule in February. The rule provides guidance and sets standards for employers for contractor employees, and it […]