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2016 Legislative Forum Agenda Set

HR Changes Coming, along with Chamber-hosted bootcamp

New Fair Labor Standards Act rules are changing the federal guidelines for "exempt employees": employees that are paid a salary and are exempt from having to be paid for overtime work - effective December 1. Come to one of the Chamber's half-day work sessions on Thursday, November 17, to learn what you need to do to comply!
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New Overtime Pay Rules Announced

President Obama and Labor Secretary Perez announced the publication of the U.S. Department of Labor's final rule updating the overtime regulations, which will automatically extend overtime pay protections to over 4 million workers within the first year of implementation. The new rules focus primarily on updating the salary and compensation levels needed for "Executive, Administrative and Professional workers" to be exempt from overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours in a workweek.
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Legislative Forum – January 26-27

This year's two-day Legislative Forum - next Tuesday and Wednesday, January 26-27 - will be providing over 30 Sheridan County organizations and individuals the opportunity to share updates and issues with our county's representatives to the Wyoming State Legislature (which convenes for the 2016 session on February 8).
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Federal Regulations Affecting the Coal Industry

The future of federal government regulation of the coal industry is critical to our economy. We ENCOURAGE you to attend one of the upcoming listening sessions being held in our area by the U.S. Department of the Interior next week.
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Reminder to Report New Hires

The Wyoming New Hire Reporting Center wants to remind businesses about new hire reporting. State and federal laws require all employers to report new and re-hired employees to a statewide directory within 20 days of the first day of work.
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Sharing Good News: Recognition for Our Legislative Forum

Congratulations to all of you who help make the Chamber's annual two-day Legislative Forum a useful way for local stakeholders to share updates and issues with legislators before the start of each year's Wyoming legislative session.
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Education and Economic Development Go Hand in Hand

Wyoming’s best resource has always been its people. And the greatest thing we can do to protect and grow that resource is to invest in the education, resources and infrastructure necessary to Wyoming jobs and careers worthy of their talents. By prioritizing Wyoming’s infrastructure and education, we are laying the foundation for economic growth that will present new and exciting job opportunities for Wyoming citizens today and into the future.
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“State of the State” Address Monday; Proposed Budget Sent to State Legislature

Governor Matt Mead will deliver the State of the State address to a joint session of the Wyoming Senate and House of Representatives beginning at 10:00 am Monday.
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Wyoming State Legislature – 2014 Session to Convene February 10

The Wyoming State Legislature begins Monday, February 10 - for what is currently scheduled to be a very short session (only 20 work days), primarily focused on creating a two-year State budget for 2015-2016.
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