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All Employers Must Use New Form I-9

As of January 22 of this year, all employers must use the new version of Form I-9. The updated version includes several changes.  The new form along with instruction for completing the form can be found here: https://www.uscis.gov/i-9. We suggest using the downloadable, fillable PDF version rathe...

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Many Permanent Residents Worried about Political Climate Can Alleviate Concerns by Obtaining Citizenship

Regardless of whether or not  you agree with the Trump administration’s stance on immigration, it is undeniable that actions taken and promises made to-date have created a great amount of concern and uncertainty for both undocumented immigrants and legal permanent residents. This concern was amplifi...

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How Will Trump Administration Impact EPA Reach and Environmental Regulation?

The impact that the Trump administration will have on the various governmental agencies is not yet known. However, the Trump administration will likely reduce the reach of the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and its regulations based on the promises made and actions undertaken to date. An...

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Trump Appoints Miscimarra NLRB Acting Chairman

President Donald Trump appointed Philip A. Miscimarra Acting Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB" or "Board") on January 23, 2017. Miscimarra has frequently disagreed with fellow members of the Board and we hope that with his interim appointment, President Trump will begin to recas...

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The Weather Outside May Be Frightful, But The FLSA Doesn’t Have To Be

If your organization or employees are subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), keep these tips in mind the next time inclement weather disrupts your operations. Non-Exempt Employees If an employer remains open during inclement weather and non-exempt employees perform work, they must be paid...

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Study Estimates Affordable Care Act Penalties Could Reach $31 Billion

Nationwide, employers’ potential exposure to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer penalties, which apply if an applicable employer fails to offer adequate, affordable coverage, could reach $31 billion for 2016 according to a new report from Accenture, a global management consulting firm.  This e...

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Business Contracts under the New Consumer Review Fairness Act

Businesses that sell goods and services may need to revisit their contracts following the passage of the Consumer Review Fairness Act. The Act, which was signed into law on December 14, 2016, aims to protect consumers and their rights to communicate about the goods and services they receive. Begi...

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Kentucky Passes Right-to-Work Law

In the wake of the 2016 election, Republicans took control of both the Senate and the House of Representatives in Kentucky for the first time in almost a century, and they did not waste any time following through on their promise to enact right-to-work legislation. In a special Saturday session o...

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Court Limits DNR’s Rule on Waterfront Rights

The Indiana Court of Appeals recently held that an Indiana landowner’s attempt to exclude the public from access to waterfront property on Lake Michigan was contrary to Indiana law. Specifically, this homeowner sought a declaratory judgment to confirm his alleged right to exclude the public. In addi...

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