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House Passes Changes to Overtime Rules

On May 2, 2017, the House of Representatives passed the Working Families Flexibility Act (H.R. 1180) and sent it to the Senate for review. If…

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Court Rules Title VII Prohibits Sexual Orientation Discrimination

May 15, 2017 – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has ruled Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (Title VII) prohibits…

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American Health Care Act Passes the U.S. House

On May 4, 2017, members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted 217-213 to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the proposed legislation to…

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OSHA’s Silica Standard Enforcement Delayed

April 17, 2017 – As many organizations know by now, Federal OSHA has issued a new respirable crystalline silica standard for general industry and construction.…

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House Committees Release ACA Replacement Bills

On March 6, 2017, Republican leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives issued two bills to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The…

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OSHA’s Final Rule on Electronic Reporting Effective Jan. 1, 2017

Dec. 27, 2016 – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) final rule for modernizing injury data collection will go into effect Jan. 1, 2017.…

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Overtime Rule Delayed, Options Employers Face

Nov. 28, 2016 – A Texas federal court judge has issued a nationwide injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) new overtime rule set…

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Due Date for Furnishing ACA Statements Extended

Nov. 22, 2016 – Last Friday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2016-70, which extends: the due date for furnishing to individuals under Sections…

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Issues Updated Form I-9

Nov. 21, 2016 – The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has issued an updated version of…

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OSHA Makes Significant Cuts to Silica Standard Limits

Oct. 19, 2016 – In September, Minnesota’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) adopted the federal administration’s change to the silica standard. The change cuts…

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Final ACA Reporting Forms and Instructions for 2016

Oct. 5, 2016 – The IRS has released final 2016 forms for reporting under Internal Revenue Code (Code) Sections 6055 and 6056. Forms 1094-B and…

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St. Paul Joins Minneapolis in Passing Paid-Sick Ordinance

Sept. 16, 2016 – Both cities will require employers to extend paid sick leave, effective July 2017. On Wednesday September 7, 2016, St. Paul became…

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