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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

Major Modifications to Immigration Programs May Cause Major Headaches

Posted in Highlight, Laws and Regulations

Today, I’m delighted to bring you what I hope will be the first of several updates for employers from the immigration law perspective.  One of my newest colleagues, Ashley Mendoza, along with my law partner Brenda Eckert, have been tracking some of the newest rules for employers coming out of the Department of Homeland Security. … Continue Reading

Quick Takes: Background Checks, Increased DOL Audits, ARRA’s Whistleblower Provisions, H1-B Visa Rules for TARP Recipients, Salary Basis Test

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

It’s FINALLY a nice spring day outside in Connecticut (see the picture of the Connecticut River taken this morning) so no need to spend a minute more than necessary to catch up on some other employment law-related items you might have missed during the week: A topic near and dear to my heart, background checks, had… Continue Reading

USCIS Delays Implementation of New I-9 Forms Until At Least April 3, 2009

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

In a last minute notice and delay, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it is postponing, until April 3, 2009, the implementation of a new I-9 form and a revised list of acceptable documents to determine employment eligibility.  (For background, you can find my most recent post on the form here.) The new… 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

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