There were a number of interesting developments in the employment law world during September. Here are a few articles that do a great job of summarizing the latest topics and trends of interest to employers and employees:
- As a follow up to our posts tracking the federal overtime updates (New Federal Rule Increases Employee Eligibility for Overtime Pay & Is a New Overtime Rule On Its Way?), there’s been yet another development: Texas judge strikes down Obama overtime rule.
- From the Central Penn Business Journal, a discussion on the impact of Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana laws and President Trump’s administration’s impact on workplace.
- Did you know that the United States Department of Labor (DOL) requires Pennsylvania employers who provide an insured or self-insured group health plan to provide a Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Notice on an annual basis before the start of each plan year? Here’s the latest updated model notice from the DOL in the format of your choice: PDF or Microsoft Word.
- As of September 18, 2017, the federal government through U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is requiring employers to fill out a new Form I-9 when hiring to verify employment eligibility. Here’s a link to the new Form I-9 and instructions and here’s the latest guidance for employers for completing Form I-9.
If you have questions about how any of the above developments may affect you or your business, contact an experienced employment law attorney.