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OSHA Crane Operator Final Rules On November 9, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the release of its Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Operator Certificate Extension final rule (Final Rule 82: 51986-51998). The final rule: Removes the requirement that crane operator certifications include the crane’s rated lifting capacity….

DOL Delays Overtime Rule Until March 2019 In fall 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced that it intends to issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in March 2019 to determine the appropriate salary level for exemption of executive, administrative, and professional employees. The WHD stated that it is…

VETS Celebrates National Hire a Veteran Day On July 25, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) announced its annual celebration of National Hire a Veteran Day with a message for employers: America’s veterans are ready to work. VETS reminds employers of the importance of ensuring that veterans can successfully transition to…

Salary History Information On July 18, 2018, California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation (A.B. 2282) providing for the following: Definitions of the terms pay scale, reasonable request, and applicant. Allowing employers to ask an applicant about his or her salary expectations for the position to which he or she is applying. Allowing employers to make…

Question: What effect will the 2014 executive order on immigration have on employers? Answer: Right now, employers should continue to verify eligibility for all newly hired employees. The requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) remain the same and employers must continue to complete and retain a Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, for each employee and refrain from…

Question: Do expatriates need to complete I-9 forms if they are on the payroll of a foreign subsidiary and only in the United States for short projects? Answer: As long as the expatriate/foreign national is working in the US for pay, then s/he must have the documentation establishing the right to work in the US verified.  Federal…