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Want to Help Refugees? You Can Always Hire One. Legally.

Posted in Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Immigration

Over the last few months, I’ve had a few opportunities to use my legal background to help shed some light on refugee resettlement. Back in February, I helped Connecticut lawyers introduce and sponsor a resolution at the American Bar Association Midyear Meeting calling for Congress to provide legal protections and sufficient funding for refugee resettlement…. Continue Reading

Starting May 1, 2017 USCIS Will Issue Redesigned Green Cards and Employment Authorization Documents

Posted in Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Immigration

Part of an employer’s job is to review I-9 documentation at the start of employment, including Green Cards. But for employers, knowing what is real vs. fake, can be an issue.  My colleagues have prepared this update to one form of documentation that you should be on the lookout for.  The change is happening sooner… Continue Reading

If You Do Any Hiring, New I-9 Forms Must be Used Effective January 2017

Posted in Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Manager & HR Pro’s Resource Center

So did everyone enjoy Thanksgiving? I’m still recovering from my vacation so in the meantime, my colleagues, Brenda Eckert and Ashley Mendoza, return today with a post about updated I-9 forms that all employers MUST start using in January 2017.  If you do any hiring, this post ought to be front and center to fulfill… Continue Reading

Hiring Without Employment Law Headaches: Five Tips for Employers

Posted in Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Manager & HR Pro’s Resource Center, Wage & Hour

On Friday, I had the opportunity to speak to the Human Resource Association of Greater New Haven. My sincere thanks to them for the invitation. The group asked me to talk about various legal traps employers face in the hiring process and solutions to avoiding those issues.  Here are some of the points we talked… Continue Reading

Paper Trail: DOJ Brings Issue of Hiring Documentation to Forefront

Posted in Discrimination & Harassment, Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Litigation, Wage & Hour

Late Friday, you might have (ok, I’m sure you did) missed a press release from the United States Department of Justice announcing a settlement with a staffing agency in California. The charge? That a staffing company “discriminated against work-authorized non-U.S. citizens in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).” Now, I’m sure you all… Continue Reading

Quick Hits: From I-9s to Workplace Surveillance

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Laws and Regulations, Litigation, Wage & Hour

The Connecticut Law Tribune’s quarterly supplement on Labor & Employment Law was published this week and as usual, it is chock full of articles of relevance to attorneys and employers.  Many of the topics have been covered here in the blog, but the additional analysis and discussion on the topics make them useful.  You can… Continue Reading

Spring Cleaning: Time to Update Some FMLA and I-9 Forms & Posters

Posted in Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Laws and Regulations, Manager & HR Pro’s Resource Center, Wage & Hour

For lawyers, anytime there’s a change, it seems to be a big deal. But for employers, change is inevitable and part of business.  Indeed, if a new poster is required by employers, most employers simply shrug and order a new poster on the internet through a site like Gneil.com. My colleague, Jon Orleans (fresh off his… Continue Reading

Quick Hits: Wage & Hour Litigation; Protected Concerted Activity; Set-Off in Mass.; Prevailing Wage; I-9s

Posted in Wage & Hour

With all the snow piling up, there’s been a lot I’ve been meaning to get to but haven’t. So, it’s time to bring back the "Quick Hits" feature where I recap some of the employment law tidbits you might have missed recently. The Wage & Hour Litigation blog (a new employment law blog, so welcome),… Continue Reading

New I-9 Forms Are Effective on February 2, 2009 For New Hires

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Laws and Regulations

UPDATE 2/2/09 – On late Friday, January 30th — after this post had been published — USCIS announced that it was delaying implementation of the rule by at least 60 days (or April 3, 2009). See new post here.  As if human resources professionals didn’t have enough on their plate this month (with changes to the ADA and… Continue Reading

New Year Brings Lots of Compliance Issues for HR Professionals

Posted in Discrimination & Harassment, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Laws and Regulations

I don’t think it’s going out on a limb to suggest that 2009 brings about some of the broadest changes to employment laws in the United States this decade.  Some changes are already known, while others are forecasted to occur.   Michael Moore, over at the Pennsylvania Labor & Employment Blog, has an excellent post… Continue Reading

New I-9 and FMLA Forms Now Available – Use the New Year to Update Your Paperwork

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

File this under "mundane" but necessary. Two sets of new forms (and a poster) have been released by the U.S. Government for use by HR professionals and companies in two very different circumstances. First, the Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) has issued a new rule with that revises Form I-9 and the list of documents… Continue Reading

Quick Takes: Access to Property, I-9 Forms, NLRB Guidance, and Speaking to Employees

Posted in Discrimination & Harassment, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Labor Law & NLRB, Laws and Regulations

There’s been lots of good posts out there the last week and another round of stories that I haven’t gotten around to writing about for one reason or another.  But that shouldn’t stop you from getting caught up on these notable stories on labor & employment law: Workplace Horizons reports on a Second Circuit decision… Continue Reading

The Penalties to Connecticut Employers for Hiring Illegal Immigrants

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Laws and Regulations, Legislative Developments

One of my new favorite "undiscovered gems" on the Internet, is Connecticut Judicial Branch Law Libraries’ Newslog.  It is a site maintained by the librarians with daily entries to help people stay informed about "recent legal developments, legal practice tools, and law library resources". It’s another example of how librarians are adapting to new technology and providing… Continue Reading

USCIS Issues New I-9 Form, Applicable for All New Hires, for Connecticut Employers

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Laws and Regulations

When a new employee starts, there’s normally enough paperwork to fill a room.  One of those forms is the I-9 form issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), formerly INS.  What does the I-9 form check? It checks the new hire’s employment eligibility — in other words, is the person legally allowed… Continue Reading

New Employment Verification Rules on Indefinite Hold After Court Ruling

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

Late today, a California judge granted a preliminary injunction barring the government from distributing letters to employers notifying them of social security number discrepancies.  These are known as "no-match" letters.  The order also prevents the government from enforcing a rule that would have required employers to terminate employees whose discrepancies weren’t resolved within 90 days…. Continue Reading