DHS Announces I-9 Compliance Extension Through July 2023

Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced the extension of the temporary I-9 verification option. The agencies cited ongoing precautions due to the pandemic. The temporary rule was initially announced in March 2020 and has been extended several times since then. The latest extension had been set to…

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CSI HR: The Case of Vanishing Overtime (Construction Wage and Hour Compliance)

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Construction Wage and Hour Compliance Let’s venture into the dark side of public building contracts for this chilling case of construction wage and hour compliance. Warning: The following account contains graphic descriptions of Human Resources violations. Reader discretion is advised. The Suspect The suspect is Express Electrical & HVAC, a 250-employee firm. The company does…

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CSI HR: The Case of Faulty Breaks

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Senior Living HR Compliance Something sinister is up in this case of senior living HR non-compliance. Warning: The following account contains graphic descriptions of Human Resources crimes. Reader discretion is advised. Crime Scene: Pleasant View Senior Living An anonymous source tipped off authorities to a break problem at Pleasant View Senior Living, located in the…

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CSI HR: The Case of the 13-Inch Blade (Restaurant Compliance)

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A Restaurant Compliance Case Warning: The following contains disturbing accounts of restaurant compliance crimes. Reader discretion is advised. Crime Scene: Beau’s Beachside Pizza, Subs and Smoothies Life isn’t a day at the beach when you uncover nefarious restaurant compliance violations. Beau’s Beachside Pizza, Subs and Smoothies has become a local landmark. It opened in 1998…

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Employers: Don’t Make These Top 13 FMLA Mistakes

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Improve your FMLA administration to prevent compliance violations and ensure employees can use it if necessary. 5 Key FMLA Findings Mental Health: The Department of Labor recently published new guidance on mental health and FMLA. Newly issued Fact Sheet #280 explains when eligible employees may take FMLA leave to address mental health conditions, and new Frequently Asked…

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How to Write and Update Your Employee Handbook + Template

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Updated September 13, 2022 Employee Handbooks: The Definitive Guide Many business owners overlook the importance of a well-written employee handbook. A good handbook serves many purposes. Is your handbook a useful tool for your company? A strong employee handbook will: Set expectations for new hires Codify, organize, and update company policies Simplify onboarding Help new…

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The Case For The Biometric Time Clock: Unmeasured Time Theft

Biometric Time Clock

Time Theft: “It was happening a lot more than I thought.” I manage a small business of 15 employees, and when I started reading about employee time theft, my first reaction was to assure myself that it wasn’t happening here. “Not my employees,” I said to myself. I trust them. They’re really good people. I…

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Hiring Teens? How to Avoid a Department of Labor Audit

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Many businesses reopening after lockdowns are scrambling to find workers. Due to labor shortages for some types of jobs, some employers are turning to the youth labor market. Industries include food and beverage, retail, healthcare, and sports and recreation. Consider the numbers from April 2021; according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, of 266,000 jobs…

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