Archive for January 15th, 2017

HR Alert- 2017 Contribution Limits

January 15, 2017

  Inflation in 2016 remained low. Many of the federal contribution levels are unchanged from 2016.  Biggest change is the Social Security Wage Base.   The Social Security Wage Base for 2017 increases significantly from $118,500 in 2016 to $127,200 for 2017, an increase of over 7%. The maximum yearly Social Security tax withholding amount […]

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Revised Form I-9 Must Be Used No Later Than January 22, 2017

January 15, 2017

 Finally, after many months of delay, the revised Form I-9 was published by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) yesterday.  The new form is dated November 14, 2016 and can be used immediately. It MUST be used no later than January 22, 2017  or employers will face a civil penalty of up to $2,156 […]

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Federal Court Injunction on Proposed Overtime Rules

January 15, 2017

HR Bulletin   Updated December 1, 2016   A federal judge in Texas  issued an injunction late this afternoon that blocks the implementation of the Department of Labor’s new federal overtime rules.  “A preliminary injunction preserves the status quo while the court determines the department’s authority to make the final rule as well as the final […]

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