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US DOL Exemptions/ Minimum Wage/I-9 form update

US DOL Exemptions/ Minimum Wage/I-9 form update

Below are some important 2017 housekeeping items for you to review.

US DOL EXEMPTION REVISIONS

The US DOL has tried to implement revisions to the white collar exemptions. The revisions are substantial.   Granted, they were stopped by a US District court, we believe this to be only a temporary stop.  The following link from our Labor attorney’s blog provides the important details.  We will be following this for any updates.  We strongly advise that you review the details and plan ahead accordingly.

 

NYS DOL PROPOSED SALARY THRESHOLDS FOR EXECUTIVE AND ADMINISTRATIVE EMPLOYEES

NYS has proposed changes to the Salary thresholds, not surprisingly very similar to the Minimum wage change structure by region.  These are proposed changes however are expected to prevail.

 

MINIMUM WAGE

Most of NYS will realize a minimum wage increase effective 12/31/2016 to $9.70 per hour. Other areas in NY will have their own Minimum wage schedule according to the schedule below.

 

General Minimum Wage Rate Schedule
Location 12/31/16 12/31/17 12/31/18 12/31/19 12/31/20 2021
NYC – Large Employers (of 11 or more) $11.00 $13.00 $15.00
NYC – Small Employers (10 or less) $10.50 $12.00 $13.50 $15.00
Long Island & Westchester $10.00 $11.00 $12.00 $13.00 $14.00 $15.00
Remainder of New York State $9.70 $10.40 $11.10 $11.80 $12.50

 

Other states of interest:

CA          $10.50   1/1/2017

CO          $9.30     1/1/2017

DE           $8.25     6/1/2015

IL             $8.25

IL             $10.50   7/1/2016

IN           $7.25     7/24/2009

MA         $11.00   1/1/2017

MD         $8.75     7/1/2016

NJ           $8.44     1/1/2017

WI          $7.25     7/24/2009

VA          $7.25     7/24/2009

 

As the required postings become available from the state agencies we will forward the links to so you may download them.

REVISED I-9

USCIS form I-9 has been revised and must be in place by January 22, 2017.  We will be updating our employee setups with the updated form soon!