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Final 'White Collar' Exemption Rule Raises Weekly Salary Threshold to $913

The U.S. Department of Labor has released the final rules governing which executive, administrative, and professional employees (white collar workers) are exempt from the FLSA minimum wage and overtime pay protections. Effective December 1, 2016, the salary threshold increases to $913 a week or $47,476 annually. Additional information is available from the DOL's Wage and Hour Division.

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IRS Develops Procedures for PEO Certification Program

The IRS has released both temporary and proposed regulations, and a revenue procedure to implement a new voluntary professional employer organization (PEO) certification program. The program will allow a certified PEO to elect to be treated as the employer of its clients' employees for employment tax purposes. The IRS will begin accepting applications on July 1.

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Employers Should Continue Using 'Expired' Form I-9

USCIS advises employers to continue using the current version of Form I-9, which has an expiration date of March 31, 2016, until a new form is approved by the Office of Management and Budget. USCIS will post the new form on I-9 Central once it is approved.

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Connecticut Enacts Paycard Law, New York Revises Proposed Rules Again

Effective October 1, 2016, employers can use payroll cards to pay Connecticut employees as long as certain conditions are met, including voluntary authorization. On June 15, the New York Department of Labor released another revision of its proposed paycard rules. APA urges employers to contact the NYSDOL regarding the burdensome requirements before July 15. Comments can be emailed to [email protected].

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Connecticut Now Allows Biweekly Pay Periods Without a Waiver

As of June 6, employers can pay Connecticut employees biweekly or weekly. Previously, employers were required to apply for a waiver in order to deviate from a weekly pay schedule. The waiver procedure will remain in place for employers to request approval from the state Labor Commissioner to pay employees less frequently than biweekly or weekly.

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