26 March 2019

Start Your Engines: OFCCP Announces Companies to be Audited in 2019

As was discussed in the Two Minute Update – Beware The Ides Of March, the OFCCP released the first Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (CSAL) for 2019 yesterday.  The CSAL is advance notice of compliance reviews to be conducted during the fiscal year.  This year’s CSAL list also includes Section 503 Focused Reviews.  These audits will […]

20 March 2019

NO REST FOR THE WEARY: William Asa Fletcher, Michigan’s First Chief Justice

***This article originally appeared in the Official Publication of the Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society, Winter 2019 edition*** It is the rare individual whose life is marked by both distinction in life and distinction in death. But that is the story of Justice William Fletcher, Michigan’s first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. William Asa Fletcher was […]

08 March 2019

Big News on Overtime Pay: Labor Department Proposes $35k Minimum Salary for Overtime Exemptions

Late yesterday the U.S. Department of Labor announced its proposal for the minimum salary for employees to qualify for “white-collar” exemptions from overtime pay.  DOL set the new salary minimum at $679 per week, or $35,308 per year.  This proposal roughly splits the difference between the $47,800 minimum the Obama Administration proposed in 2016 and […]

20 February 2019

Deadline Approaching: Minimum Wage Changes and the Michigan Paid Medical Leave Act

In December, Governor Snyder signed the amendments that the Michigan legislature made to the state’s minimum wage laws and the Michigan Paid Medical Leave Act (MPMLA).  As you may recall, the minimum wage changes and the new MPMLA were the result of the Michigan legislature’s adoption of two ballot proposals, which the legislature later amended. […]

01 February 2019

EEO-1 Filing Deadline Extended

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) just announced that due to the partial lapse in appropriations, the opening of the Employer Information Report (EEO-1) has been postponed until early March 2019. The EEO-1 filing deadline has been extended to May 31, 2019. Filing the annual EEO-1 is mandatory for all employers in the private sector […]

24 January 2019

EEO-1 Filing Deadline To Be Delayed?

Filing the annual Employer Information Report (EEO-1) is mandatory for all employers in the private sector with 100 or more employees, and for federal contractors and subcontractors with 50 or more employees.   The EEO-1 Report provides the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) with information about the size, location, industry, and race, gender and occupation […]

14 December 2018

Michigan Minimum Wage and Paid Medical Leave Update

On December 14, 2018, Michigan Governor Snyder signed two laws to modify the minimum wage and paid sick leave legislation that was enacted this past September.  These new laws significantly impact employers, and both will take effect 91 days after the adjournment of the 2018 regular legislative session, which we anticipate to be in March […]

13 December 2018

Fair Credit Reporting Act Reminder

This notice is for employers who use third parties to conduct background checks or to secure other consumer reports on applicants or employees. The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires such employers to provide a series of specific written notices. First, employers must provide their applicants and employees with a notice and authorization that a background check […]

12 December 2018

Michigan HICA Tax Officially Repealed!

As explained in our previous client alert (which can be found here), Michigan officially repealed the Health Insurance Claims Assessment (HICA) tax on June 11, 2018.  However, that repeal was conditioned on the approval of its replacement—the Insurance Provider Assessment (IPA)—by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). On December 11, 2018, CMS notified […]