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New Guidance on Tipped Wages

The 2,232-page budget spending bill that was signed by President Trump on March 23, 2018, included an amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)...

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April Congruity Q&A: FMLA


May an employer delay designating paid leave as FMLA leave or permit employees to expand their FMLA leave beyond the statutory 12-week...

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October Congruity Q&A: E-Verfiy

Our company would like to enroll on E-Verify, but we have different companies under one larger company. Would we need to create individual accounts or can we run E-Verify for all companies under the main name?


According the USCIS, how your company enrolls in E-Verify depends on how it is organized and which locations will use E-Verify.

There are three options:
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OSHA Reporting Requirements: Overview

Reporting Requirements

All employers must report the following work-related incidents to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):
  • Fatalities​​​​​​
  • Inpatient hospitalizations of one or more employees
  • Amputations
  • Loss of an eye

Employers must report work-related fatalities within eight hours of learning about the incident. For any in-patient hospitalization, amputation, or eye loss employers must report the incident within 24 hours of learning about it.

Only fatalities occurring within 30 days of the work-related incident must be reported to OSHA.

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DOL Announced Proposal Expanding Tip Sharing

On December 4, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) regarding the tip regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Under the proposed rule, workplaces could permit tip sharing among more employees. The proposed rule would apply to employers that pay a full minimum wage, do not take a tip credit, and allow tip sharing through a tip pool with employees who do not traditionally receive direct tips, such as restaurant cooks and dish washers. The proposal would not affect current rules applicable to employers that claim a tip credit under the FLSA.

The NPRM was published in the Federal Register on December 5, 2017 and is available for public comment for 30 days.

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