Monthly Archives: March 2012

Proposed Changes for Revised Form I-9

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today published a notice in the Federal Register inviting public comment on a revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.  The existing form will expire by 31st August 2012 and the revised form will become … Continue reading

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Justice Department Settles Charge of Employment Discrimination by Puerto Rico Security Company

The Justice Department and Puerto Rico-based security company have agreed to settle allegations that the company discriminated against a work-authorized individual during the Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 process by requiring him to present a lawful permanent resident card, despite … Continue reading

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Amendment to Massachusetts Criminal History Check from May 4th 2012

In 2010, Massachusetts enacted a new law governing the use of criminal records for employment in Massachusetts and the Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) Reform Act will become effective from May 4, 2012. The act will allow all employers access … Continue reading

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Eleventh Circuit Blocks Additional Portions of Alabama Immigration Law

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals blocked portions of the Alabama law that makes it a felony for an undocumented immigrant to do business with the state as well as another involving the enforcement of contracts with immigrants. The court … Continue reading

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Using Consumer Reports: What Employers Need to Know

Your company has job vacancies to fill. You’re also thinking about promoting some employees from within the company. You’ve winnowed down the stack of applications and resumes and want to run background checks through a third party company who is … Continue reading

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Workers from El Salvador With TPS Can Continue Working Beyond March 9,2012

The Justice Department announced today the launch of an educational video reminding employers that Salvadorans with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) may continue working beyond the March 9, 2012, expiration date of their Employment Authorization Documents. This announcement by the Office … Continue reading

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12 Steps to Immigration Compliance in 2012

By Shannon Stevenson Although the presidential candidates will not be delving into all the volatile details of immigration in an election year, employers should tackle immigration issues to avoid monetary penalties and criminal sanctions. Here are 12 steps all employers … Continue reading

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Off-boarding: Best Practices

There was a recent incident at Cal Water, a San Francisco Bay Area water utility, where an auditor attempted to steal $9 million from the company. He had an easy time getting into the building a few hours after he … Continue reading

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The Role of Line Managers in Employee Engagement

Corporate leaders are making more demands on managers to maintain high levels of employee engagement, and HR professionals are drawing on a variety of strategies to get managers involved in nurturing an engaged workforce. Employee engagement has a direct impact … Continue reading

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