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Archive for November 2016

Overtime Rule Blocked by Federal Court

On Nov. 22, 2016, a federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction, halting the enforcement of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) new overtime rule until further notice. The rule, which was set to take effect on Dec. 1, 2016, would have increased the salary threshold for the “white collar overtime exemptions” to $47,476 per…

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California Assembly Bill 2883 Raises Workers’ Compensation Exemption Requirements

Earlier this year, California’s state legislature passed Assembly Bill 2883 (AB 2883), which drastically changed the legal requirements that allow an employer to exclude its corporate officers and the members of its board of directors from its workers’ compensation policy. AB 2883 is scheduled to come into force on Jan. 1, 2017. Under California law,…

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OSHA notes drop in workplace injury, illness rates

Assistant Secretary of Labor Dr. David Michaels encouraged by BLS report on occupational injuries and illnesses in 2015. WASHINGTON – Occupational injury and illness data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed a significant drop in the rate of recordable workplace injuries and illnesses in 2015, continuing a pattern of decline that, apart…

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