Federal Overtime Rules on Hold

A federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction on the Department of Labor’s new overtime rules, which were slated to go into effect in just over a week on December 1, 2016. The judge ruled that the Department of Labor (DOL) likely overstepped its…

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New I-9 Form Released, Required After Jan. 22, 2017

The revised Form I-9 is easier to complete on a computer. Enhancements include drop-down lists and calendars for filling in dates, on-screen instructions for each field, easy access to the full instructions, and an option to clear the form and start over. When the employer prints the completed form, a quick response (QR) code is automatically…

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How to Define Full-time or Part-time Employment?

Although the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not directly define full-time or part-time employment, there are standards to follow. It is up to the church to decide how many hours per week employees must work to receive either full-time status or part-time status. As long as the church designates what constitutes full-time and part-time status and…

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BREAKING NEWS: Injunction Issued on New Overtime Laws

On November 22, 2016,  U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant granted a preliminary injunction on the new overtime rules that were to take effect December 1, 2016.  U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant III ruled in favor of the plaintiffs  who argued that the new OT rules would have caused an an increase in government costs in their states and would…

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