Tag: Homeland Security

My Lizard Just Died. Do I Still Have To Go To Work?

Here in New England, we’re used to long, snowy winters, but this year we’re just beginning to see snow, and it’s been very mild. This means we haven’t had  too many excuses to be late to work. However, that hasn’t stopped CareerBuilder® from compiling its annual list of the most outrageous excuses for being late […]

Active Shooter in the Workplace? Use this Video to Train Employees on How to Respond

The City of Houston Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security announced the release of a video that provides key steps individuals should take if they encounter an active shooter. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of Aurora’s (Colorado) tragic shooting, along with their friends, family and community,” said Mayor Annise Parker. […]

Is Your Emergency Preparedness Training Current and Continuous?

Review your emergency plan regularly so you can determine whether it needs to be revised or updated based on new facilities, new equipment, new procedures, new materials, etc. In addition, periodic training sessions give you the opportunity to remind and update your workforce about any changes to procedures or to their individual responsibilities in the […]

“No-Match” Rule Officially Dropped

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has officially dropped the controversial “no-match” rule, which required employers to fire workers if there was a discrepancy between a worker’s Social Security Number (SSN) and official government records. The rule also imposed penalties on employers who didn’t fire employees if the discrepancy wasn’t quickly explained.

New I-9 Form Delayed

The Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has delayed the implementation of a new rule and new Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) governing the types of acceptable identity and employment authorization documents that employees may present to their employers.

Workplace Security: FBI Offers Tips on Protecting Your Workplace

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security have launched a campaign to help protect workplaces from physical and cyber threats. At the heart of the campaign is a series of posters and a brochure designed to raise awareness and help prevent crime and terrorism in and around the workplace, from robberies […]