Form I-9 Due to Expire August 31, 2019

The federal government’s Form I-9, used by HR departments across the country to verify workers’ employment eligibility, is expiring at the end of the month on 8/31/2019.In March 2019, the USCIS published a Notice in the Federal Register proposing an...

DOL Releases Three Opinion Letters

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has recently issued three new opinion letters that address common questions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  While the opinion letters address specific situations that are not applicable to every business, they do provide...

New Personnel Record Law for Virginia was Effective July 1, 2019

Virginia has a new law that went into effect July 1, 2019, regarding employee access to personnel records.  The Virginia law is a first of its kind, but more and more states are adopting such statutes.  Laws requiring access to personnel documents vary by state....

EEOC Announces Web Portal to Be Available July 15, 2019

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced their web-based portal for the submission of the Component 2 EEO-1 reports for 2017 and 2018 will be active by July 15, 2019 via the Component 2 EEO-1 Online Filing System. The EEOC has contracted with...

Paid Family Leave Continues to Expand State-by-State

With the signature of Governor Ned Lamont, Connecticut has become the 7thstate to mandate paid family leave, joining California, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Washington and the District of Columbia. Although the new law only directly impacts...

Individual Health Insurance HRA

On June 13, 2019, the departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury jointly issued a final rule that will allow employers of all sizes to provide tax-free reimbursements to employees who purchase individual health insurance coverage.  Prior...

DOL Seeks Information on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

The Department of Labor (DOL) plans to issue a request for Information regarding the FMLA.  In it, the DOL will solicit comments on ways to improve its regulations under the FMLA to: (a) better protect and suit the needs of workers; and (b) reduce administrative and...

EEOC Announces Decision to Collect 2017 & 2018 Employee Pay Data

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced on May 2, 2019 that it has opted to collect Component 2 data for 2017 in addition to 2018.  On April 25, 2019, the district court ordered the EEOC to collect a second year of pay data from select employers,...