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New Form I-9 Teleconference

You’re Invited! NEW FORM I-9 Teleconference Follow-Up to January 12 Program

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to participate in a stakeholder teleconference on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to discuss the Revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. During the session, representatives from USCIS will review the enhancements included in the revised Form I-9, discuss employment eligibility verification best practices, and answer questions about each section of the form.

Effective January 22, 2017, employers must use the revised Form I-9 to verify the identity and work eligibility of every new employee hired after November 6, 1986. For more information visit I-9 Central.

To Register:

  1. Visit Registration page;
  2. Enter your email address and select “Submit”;
  3. Select “Subscriber Preferences”;
  4. Select the “Event Registration” tab;
  5. Provide your full name and organization, if any; and
  6. Complete the questions and select “Submit.”

Once we process your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with additional details.

If you have any questions or have not received a confirmation email within two business days, please email

Note to Media Organizations: This engagement is not for press purposes. Please contact the USCIS Press Office at 202-272-1200 for any media inquiries.


Federal Court Injunction Puts New Overtime Rules on Hold

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The new federal overtime rules, which were scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2016, have been put on hold due to an injunction issued by a federal court last week, thereby prohibiting the Department of Labor from enforcing the new rules. California employers can, therefore, continue to use the California salary test pending resolution by the federal court. The California salary test for determining if an employee can be considered exempt from overtime under most professional, executive and administrative classifications is the payment of compensation equal to at least two times the applicable minimum wage for full-time employment.

We will continue to provide updates until this issue is resolved. Employers are advised to closely monitor this matter.

Test Your Knowledge! New FLSA Exempt Salary Requirments



  1. Effective ________, 2016, California employers must follow the new federal overtime rule for the so-called “________ collar” exemptions.
  2. Under the new requirements, an individual classified as a full-time exempt ________, ________, or administrative employee must be compensated at least $________ per week, which equates to $________ annually.
  3. The impact of the new federal requirements over state law will dwindle for California employers as the state minimum wage continues to increase per California legislation passed in April 2016 to $________ per hour on January 1, ________ for employers of more than ________ employees and on January 1, ________ for employers of ________ or fewer employees.


  1. December 1; white;
  2. executive; professional; $913; $47,476
  3. $15; 2022; 25; 2023; 25

Free Harassment Prevention Training

Workplace Harassment and Bullying Prevention Training

Meets California Law Mandatory Training Requirements

When: June 15th – 9 to 11 a.m.

Where: San Diego-Poway Hampton Inn & Suites – 14068 Stowe Drive

Program: The Law and Management Resource Center is providing this free training program to help employers protect their employees and meet legal requirements. The program and all content will be provided by our experienced California employment law attorneys who are also human resource professionals.

 Register Today – Space May Become Limited!

 Topics will include:

  • Respect in the Diverse Workplace
  • Protected Worker Classifications
  • Types and Forms of Sexual Harassment
  • Abusive Conduct – Workplace Bullying
  • Retaliation
  • Investigations and Remedial Action
  • Liability

Cost: FREE for up to 4 individuals (business owners, executives, supervisors) from each business or organization; $75 per person for each additional attendee from same business or organization. Please RSVP on our Upcoming Events Page

If you have any questions, please contact Jillian Bruni, MBA, at or 858-753-1775.

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Test Your Knowledge Answers – November 16, 2015


  1. A California employer can pay a “learner” wages equal to 85% of the state minimum wage (rounded to the closest nickel) for the first ___ hours of work.
  2. True or False: Most California wage orders allow employers to credit meals provided to an employee against state minimum wage compensation obligations, but only if the employee agrees in writing and the meal is actually taken.
  3. A California employer must provide overtime pay to an employee who works “make-up time” if the employee, in doing so, works more than __ hours in the workweek.


  1. 160
  2. True
  3. 40