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The Revised I-9 Form is Here!!

The long awaited, revised I-9 Form is now available!  The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a revised version of the I-9 Form yesterday. Generally, employers and every paid employee must complete an I-9 Form within 3 days of the employee’s start date, and, in doing so, the employee...

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12/1/16 is Coming Soon…The Exempt Salary Level is Increasing on This Day

As a reminder.. Effective December 1, 2016, exempt employees will need to be compensated at $47,476 annually which is equal to $913 per week (in addition to meeting the FLSA’s “Exempt Duties” Test). This sets the standard salary level at the 40th percentile of earnings of full-time salaried workers...

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Medicare Part D Notice

Federal law requires all employers that offer group health coverage including any outpatient prescription drug benefits to provide an annual Medicare Part D Notice to plan participants, who are or may become eligible for Medicare in the next year. Participants include covered employees and retirees (and spouses) and COBRA...

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New I-9 Form Update

The newest version of the I-9 Form will be made available by Nov. 22, 2016 according to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Employers may continue using the current version of Form I-9 with a revision date of 03/08/2013 until Jan. 21, 2017. After Jan. 21, all previous...

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EEO-1 Reminder

The federal EEO-1 report must be filed no later than September 30, 2016. The EEO-1 Report is a compliance survey mandated by federal statute and regulations. The survey requires company employment data to be categorized by race/ethnicity, gender and EEOC designated job categories. Those employers with 100 or more...

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Massachusetts adds veteran status as a protected class

Massachusetts has added veteran status as a protected class under the state’s antidiscrimination law. (NOTE: For purposes of leave, a veteran is any person with an honorable discharge who served in any branch of the U.S. military or who served full-time in the National Guard under certain conditions. Any...

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MA Transgender Rights Bill

On Saturday, October 1, 2016 the Massachusetts Transgender Rights Bill will be effective. This law extends anti-discrimination protection to public accommodations for transgender individuals. What you should know:The law gives transgender people the right to use public restrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identities, regardless of their...

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