A Form I-9 is required for all new hires to verify their employment eligibility. Before March 2020, employers had to physically inspect original documents the new hires presented for I-9 purposes. After the COVID-19 pandemic started, however, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) relaxed the physical inspection requirement, provided the business had no employees reporting […]
I often tell clients one of the most important documents they need to have is an employee handbook, and it needs to be up to date and legally compliant. Why? An out-of-date, an inaccurate, or a poorly written handbook really can do more harm than good. If you don’t have a handbook, put one in […]
Modern business organizations are complex, with numerous employees involved in any given effort. The work put into a final product can come from many different team members and may require the review of many others before being finalized, approved, or disseminated internally or externally. Often, companies will put in place standard processes to route work […]
Q. How long should we retain recruitment records such as job applications and interview notes for candidates who aren’t hired?
In light of the unusual state of current affairs employers are facing due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced it will exercise discretion to defer the “in-person” requirements associated with Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9).
When your organization receives its first discrimination charge from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or your applicable state’s Department of Labor and Human Rights, you may wonder, “What does this mean?” or “What do we do now?”
The year is 2019, but I want to take you back to the 1990s for just a moment. Do you remember where you were in December 1993? President Bill Clinton had just signed an order directing military personnel not to ask about or initiate investigations of service members’ sexual orientation without having witnessed the disallowed […]
Colorado’s new, more stringent data privacy law is set to take effect on September 1, meaning employers face more obligations related to disposal and security of residents’ personal identifying information (PII).
The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary rule was laid to rest June 21 when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit issued a final mandate to vacate the regulation aimed at expanding the definition of an investment advice fiduciary.
Many employers regularly perform voluntary plan audits that can uncover errors. However, you can spot errors without a third-party audit. Below are some of the most common employee benefits and retirement plan mistakes.