EEOC and FTC team up to clamp down on employers

  The EEOC and the FTC team up to emphasize rules already in existence. Part of the EEOC’s strategic plan is to insure that the use of background checks closely watched and to this effort they have teamed with the Federal Trade Commission, which is responsible for the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Nothing new None …

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New I-9 MUST be in place NO Later than May 7, 2013

  The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a new Form I-9 that must be used by all employers no later than May 7, 2013. In a very strange application of the Paperwork Reduction Act, which states that the purpose of the act is to “…minimize the paperwork burden for individuals, small businesses, educational …

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The Updated I-9: Who Knew a Simple Form Would be so Difficult?

  Back on August 22, 2012 I published The I-9 you are using is about to expire, now what? I hope you were paying attention. But don’t worry the new one is not out yet. In fact it may not make its appearance until 2013 and when it does you will probably not be too …

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Why HR Is Important! Employees, Regulations and Scenarios.

HR important? “Surely you jest”, you say. But I kid you not and the good folks at the McKinsey Quarterly support me. Now in the spirit of transparency I do have to admit that the McKinsey people did not say that directly. What they did say was found in a study entitled Why Good Companies …

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Evil Employers Please Create More Jobs

The dictionary defines “conundrum” as “A paradoxical, insoluble, or difficult problem; a dilemma.” And that is what we have in this country at the moment. We have a significant need for job creation. Yet we have governments, both federal and state, that vilify businesses. They create an adversarial situation and seek to punish businesses. I have …

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