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Email Sent earlier this morning: November 9, 2016

Congratulations are in order. America has thankfully spoken!

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Upcoming Event–Greater Heights Chamber of Commerce

We are pleased to support both the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Heights Chamber of Commerce.

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Overtime Rule Update

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed HR 6094, a bill that will mandate a 6-month delay in implementation of the new overtime rule scheduled to go into effect on December 1, 2016.

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Revised I-9 Form Coming

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on September 14, 2016, that the newest version of their Form I-9 will be made available on or before Nov. 22, 2016.

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Significantly Higher Penalties from OSHA

Effective today, August 1, 2016, OSHA penalties are revised upwards by as much as 70%.

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HR News Alert–The U.S. Department of Labor has released the final rule.

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has released a final rule, effective December 1, 2016, to update the regulations governing which executive, administrative, and professional employees (referred to as "EAP" or "white collar" workers) are entitled to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) minimum wage and overtime pay protections.

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Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

The majority of U.S. private sector businesses and their employees must meet OSHA safety and health requirements. Small businesses with fewer than 10 employees are partially exempt, meaning they are not required to maintain OSHA injury and illness records unless informed otherwise in writing by OSHA or the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Millions of Employees Will Be Affected By The Upcoming Overtime Changes

The impact of the anticipated Dept. of Labor (DOL) new rule is far-reaching and will be very significant. The vast majority of employers that fall under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) should anticipate reviewing employee overtime eligibility classifications (Exempt versus Non-Exempt) as soon as possible after the rule is published.

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