Compliance Answers

New Version of Form I-9 Is Now Required

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a new version of Form I-9. Starting this Friday, May 1, 2020, employers must start using Form I-9 Revision 10/21/19. The form is used to verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals (both citizen and noncitizen) hired for employment in the United States. Both Read more

Compliance Check-up

With the New Year rapidly approaching, now is a good time to perform a complete compliance check-up to ensure that you are in full compliance with federal, state and local posting requirements. The easiest way to do this is to make sure you have the most current State & Federal All-On-One™ Poster available.   Smartphone Read more

New York Time Off to Vote Poster

On April 1, 2019, the New York Legislature passed the 2019-2020 budget, amending the New York Election Law. Effective immediately, all employers must provide registered voters with up to three hours’ time off at the beginning or end of working hours to vote. Registered voters must request time off to vote at least two working Read more

Employee Employer compliance assistance

Last week, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) new Office of Compliance Initiatives (OCI).  The new agency is tasked with expanding and developing innovative approaches to compliance assistance, including more effective use of online resources to promote a better understanding of federal labor laws and regulations.  Providing employers Read more

Oregon secure scheduling law

On July 1, some employers in Oregon will have more to focus on than the minimum wage as the first state-wide secure scheduling law goes into effect. The new law establishes a wealth of scheduling-related rights for employees of large businesses who are employed in retail, hospitality, and food services establishments, including the right to Read more

salary history

Last Tuesday, October 31, 2017, New York became the first city in the nation to implement a law prohibiting all employers in New York City from inquiring about a prospective employee’s salary history during the employment process. The goal of the legislation is to encourage employers to set compensation based on qualifications and not past Read more

New Form I-9 Available – Compliance Deadline September 18

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has recently published a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. By September 18, 2017, employers must use only the new version dated 07/17/17. Employers are required to complete Form I-9 to document verification of the identity and employment authorization of each new employee (both citizen Read more

As California prepares for another increase in the state minimum wage rate, employers that employ computer software employees should also be aware of the increase in the minimum wage rate that must be paid to their IT workers to continue qualifying for overtime-exempt status next year. The computer software employee’s overtime exemption is found in California Read more

Effective July 26, 2016, victims of domestic violence, sex offenses, or stalking that are seeking housing or are tenants in New York City are covered by the New York City Human Rights Law. The Human Rights Law promotes equal opportunity and prohibits discriminatory practices that unfairly limit the housing choices of protected groups or individuals. In Read more

This month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued new guidelines on providing leave as a reasonable accommodation for employees with disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires covered employers (employers with 15 or more employees) to provide reasonable accommodations to enable employees with disabilities to perform their jobs. The EEOC article describes basic Read more