NEW I-9 FORM: The federal government released a new Form I-9 July 17. That's right, another update! To prove eligibility to work in the U.S, new hires must complete an I-9 and provide their employers with the identification it requires. You must start using it by Sept. 18. Download it online.
LABOR DEPARTMENT RESCINDS JOINT EMPLOYER AND INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR GUIDANCE: What It Means for Employers (via Ice Miller LLP)
DEAD OR DORMANT? The status of the overtime rule.
JUDGE BLOCKS NEW OVERTIME RULE. Read more.
NEW I-9 FORM: The new I-9 Form was released on Nov. 14, 2016. You can download it online. The new version will be effective Jan. 22, 2017, at which point the old form will be outdated.
TWO MORE NEW EPUBS!: Your Employment Law Handbook (12th Edition) and FMLA Guide (Third Edition) have been updated with new editions. These are two of our most popular compliance pubs. Enjoy!
NEW EPUB: Your Indiana Guide to Hiring and Firing has now been updated to the new sixth edition!
New I-9 Form: Employers must begin using the new form by January 22, 2017. Ignoring the change could be costly.
NEW MANDATORY POSTER UPDATES: New Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) poster updates have been released and are effective immediately! Read more about the changes and how to conveniently track updates.
NEW EPUB: Your Model Employee Policies Handbook has now been updated to the seventh edition. Enjoy!
LARGER POSTER FINES: Beginning July 5, the EEOC will raise the fines for not posting the EEO is the Law poster from $210 to $525. To ensure compliance without the stress of constantly monitoring changes yourself, join the Indiana Chamber's poster subscription service.
OVERTIME RULE GUIDANCE: SHRM offers resources to help you navigate the new FLSA Overtime Rule.
FMLA UPDATE: The Dept. of Labor announced a new FMLA poster and Employer Guide last week. Also note, the new poster will NOT be a mandatory change -- at least in the near term -- as the 2013 FMLA poster will still be compliant. Learn more.
FREE WEBINAR FOR INDIANA CHAMBER MEMBERS: The Indiana Chamber is offering a free webinar on May 18 with Pete the Planner as a member benefit. There's a solid chance some of your employees are struggling financially. Wouldn't you like to help them? Join us!
HR INFO HUB: View our new info hub with useful HR links to help you do your job!
NEW EPUB: Your Unemployment Compensation Handbook has been updated to the new sixth edition as of Oct. 27!
NEW EPUB: Your version of the Employment Law Handbook, authored by attorneys from Faegre Baker Daniels, was updated to the new 11th edition on Oct. 5! Happy reading.
POSTERS: There have been material changes in the past year to some workplace postings that you'll want to communicate to your employees. Updated versions of the following postings include:
Indiana Teen Worker Hours: The differentiation between “your work permit allows you to work” and “with parental permission you may work”; maximum hours; break requirements; graduates/withdrawn from school information
OSHA Job Safety and Health: It's the Law (updated in early 2015): The federal OSHA poster was given a new look. The changes were mostly visual, although new bullet points were added, stating employers must: (1) Report to OSHA all work-related fatalities within eight hours, and all inpatient hospitalizations, amputations and losses of an eye within 24 hours; and (2) Provide required training to all workers in a language and vocabulary they can understand.
Supplement to "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law" Poster for Federal Contractors: This supplement was released in September 2015 as part of the OFCCP’s final rule promoting pay transparency. It requires that federal contractors and subcontractors amend equal employment opportunity information to state that it is unlawful to discharge or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants. It also contains information on federal contractors’ obligations regarding affirmative action and employing individuals with disabilities and veterans.
You can purchase new sets from the Indiana Chamber.
NEW FMLA FORMS: The federal government recently revised its FMLA forms to reflect an updated effective date. Learn more online and access the following forms here:
- WH-380-E Certification of Health Care Provider for Employee’s Serious Health Condition (PDF)
- WH-380-F Certification of Health Care Provider for Family Member’s Serious Health Condition (PDF)
- WH-381 Notice of Eligibility and Rights & Responsibilities (PDF)
- WH-382 Designation Notice (PDF)
- WH-384 Certification of Qualifying Exigency For Military Family Leave (PDF)
- WH-385 Certification for Serious Injury or Illness of Covered Servicemember -- for Military Family Leave (PDF)
- WH-385-V Certification for Serious Injury or Illness of a Veteran for Military Caregiver Leave (PDF)
FINAL RULE FOR FEDERAL CONTRACTORS: On July 21, 2014, President Obama signed Executive Order 13672, amending Executive Order 11246, to prohibit federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. This Final Rule took effect on April 8, 2015.
NEW EPUB UPDATE: On March 30, the Indiana Guide to Hiring and Managing Foreign Employees - 4th Edition was replaced by the Immigration Guide for Indiana Employers - 5th Edition (same book with a new title and updates). Enjoy!
NEW FMLA RULE: There will be a new FMLA rule effective March 27, which will revise the definition of a spouse under the FMLA. While a new poster will be released, there is no indication thus far that poster change will be mandatory. At this point, it appears the current FMLA posting (revised February 2013) will still be compliant.
Stay in poster compliance with the Indiana Chamber's free subscription service: Posting requirements are constantly evolving, and it's the employer's responsibility to remain informed of these changes and update postings accordingly. If you're not in compliance, it could prove costly. The Indiana Chamber poster subscription service can update your poster sets only when there is a major change requiring action.
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