Category: News & Alerts

Insights from the US Department of Labor

The US Department of Labor has issued several new opinion letters that provide helpful guidance to employers. The two letters below address questions that we frequently get from clients. We hope they are helpful! Permissible rounding practices: Read opinion letter here Calculating overtime pay for non-discretionary bonuses paid on a quarterly and annual basis: Read […]

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Non Compete Agreements – Legislation Restrictions

Legislation restriction the use of non compete agreements is being enacted in many states – if you utilize non competes as part of your employment practices you should review your state regulations and/or consult with legal counsel to ensure your practices are in compliance. NH http://gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/billText.aspx?sy=2019&id=466&txtFormat=html ME http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/getPDF.asp?paper=HP0538&item=7&snum=129 RI https://www.billtrack50.com/BillDetail/1118785   More info here: https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=d07b4b2a-9fc4-44c7-b58a-f50ef0403d9a […]

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Department of Labor releases an opinion letter

The US Department of Labor has issued an opinion letter regarding whether employees may take Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) to attend a Committee on Special Education meeting to discuss the Individualized Education Program (IEP) of the employee’s son or daughter. You can read the opinion letter here: https://www.dol.gov/whd/opinion/FMLA/2019/2019_08_08_2A_FMLA.pdf […]

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I-9 Form Expires 8-31-19 – Don’t Worry!

While the current I-9 Form expires on August 31, 2019, a new form has yet to be released. Based on guidance related to the expiration of previous I-9 forms, employers should continue to use the existing form until a new form is issued. Visit https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/about-form-i-9 for more information about the I-9 Form. […]

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Attention NH Employers

NH Employers – these two changes went into effect 7-14-19. More information can be found here: https://www.nh.gov/labor/ Effective 7/14/19 there is a statutory amendment to RSA 277 SAFETY AND HEALTH OF EMPLOYEES (Public) that requires the Department of Labor to inspect a place of employment where a serious injury or death has occurred and requires a […]

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