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fluseasonThe 2012-2013 flu season has hit early and hard. The severity of the flu outbreak has left many employers pondering if their organizations’ health and attendance policies are helping or hampering their efforts to keep the flu from spreading. Read more

While the holiday season is certainly a fun and joyous time, employers must remember that various wage and hour pitfalls are lurking and could snare an unwary business this holiday season. Many employers often find themselves during the holiday season with more work to be done and dwindling time to complete it. Some employers will hire temporary, seasonal employees to help manage the work crunch, while others will ask their existing workforce to put in more hours. Regardless of how an employer handles the increased workload, it must be cognizant of the associated wage and hour risks. Keep in mind the following checklist of wage and hour issues to help ensure you do not violate applicable laws:… Read more

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With little fanfare, the one-year-old Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has become the chief enforcer of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and has issued revised FCRA forms employers and consumer reporting agencies must start using no later than Jan. 1, 2013. … Read more

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As we round the corner and closer to the last quarter of the year, HR managers and directors should heed these 4 words of advice: “Get informed, get educated.” There are several Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) highlights that HR managers should know now… Read more

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On Aug. 13, 2012, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the most recent version of Form I-9 remains valid notwithstanding the OMB expiration date of Aug. 31, 2012 (located in the upper right hand corner on the form). Until further notice, the current form, which was last revised on Aug. 7, 2009 (located in the lower left hand corner), should continue to be used for new employees. USCIS published a proposed new form in March, and requested comments, but has not published the revisions in final form. The Form I-9 must be prepared by new employees not later than the first day of employment, and supporting documents must be reviewed by the employer and section 2 of Form I-9 must be completed within three business days of the first day of employment. Employees are required to present proof of identity and proof of employment eligibility with the completion of Form I-9.

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