Federal DOL Requests 60 Day Delay for Pending Overtime Rule

The federal DOL has requested another 60 day delay to submit its final brief to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals for the pending DOL Overtime rule. If approved, this delay request would extend the deadline from May 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017. Read more here. Nick Daukas With 25+ years of HR experience […]


As of March 31, 2017, USCIS will begin to purge their E-Verify records dating back before, December 31, 2006, and will purge each year thereafter, so they retain only 10 years’ worth of data. This link will enable you to download your Instructions for a “Historic Records Report” in E-Verify https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/Verification/E-Verify/E-Verify_Native_Documents/Instructions_to_Download_Historic_Reports_in_E-Verify.pdf This will provide you […]

Newest Version of I-9 Now Required

Effective January 22, a new I-9 must be used by all employers. This new I-9 is “smart” providing fillable, interactive options enabling users to complete the fields of the form before printing and signing a hard copy. The newest version of the Form I-9 has been made available by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services […]

OSHA – Form 300A

Each year eligible employers must post the OSHA 300A summary page in their work spaces between February 1 and April 30 each year. This form and other required OSHA Forms are available at: kardaslarson.com/downloads. Nick Daukas With 25+ years of HR experience Nick specializes in ER, OD, Recruitment and Legal Compliance. He has an MBA […]

Congress Passes the 21st Century Cures Act

Congress has passed the CURE Act, and President Obama has signed the legislation. This change effects small employers which do not meet the “large employer” definition under the Affordable Care Act (fewer than 50 FTEs), and do not offer group health plans. Under the provision, employees may use qualifying HRAs to purchase coverage in the […]


If  you currently provide medical benefits to employees (and/or family members) in your organization that may also be eligible for Medicare benefits, and your prescription drug coverage is as good or better than the Medicare program, you need to provide a letter of “Credible Coverage” to those members by October 14, 2016. You may be able to find […]

EEO-1 Report Due by September 30

EEO-1 report: All employers with 100 or more employees, and federal contractors with 50 or more employees and $50,000 or more in federal contracts, must file an EEO-1 report by September 30. VETS-4212 report: Federal Contractors and subcontractors with contracts of $150,000 or more are required to file this report each year by September 30. […]

“Ban the Box” Passes

After Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signs the bill it will mean prospective employees will not be required to disclose any prior criminal convictions until an employer has made a conditional offer of employment.