Bulletin: I-9 Compliance – Section 2 Requirements and Penalties

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Section 2 Documents Must Be Examined In Person A January 20, 2015 decision by the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer, (OCAHO), serves notice to any employers using a “service center” arrangement to complete I-9s.  More specifically, OCAHO once again reinforced—by upholding a fine of nearly $228,000—the necessity of employers to review Section 2 [Read More…]

Nebraska Becomes Fifth State to Join E-Verify Ride Program

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As of February 1, 2015, Nebraska joined Mississippi, Iowa, Idaho, and Florida as states participating in the E-Verify RIDE program. RIDE stands for Records and Information from DMVs for E-Verify, and involves validation of state driver’s licenses and identification cards that have been presented as documentation for the I-9 process. The idea is to help [Read More…]

D.C. Wage Theft Amendment Update

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The District of Columbia Wage Theft Amendment target effective date has now been moved to February 26, 2015.  D.C. Mayor signed an emergency amendment into effect in late December, which was then sent to Congress on January 13th.  The February 26th date is an estimate provide by the D.C. Legislative Information Management System. The Mayor’s [Read More…]

Bulletin: Labor and Compliance – D.C. Wage Theft Amendment to take Effect

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D.C. Wage Theft Amendment Set To Take Effect On September 29, 2014, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray signed into effect the District of Columbia Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act of 2014. This amendment is of interest to D.C. employers in that it greatly increases their obligations and accountability while also adding penalties and a hearing process. [Read More…]

Bulletin: Labor and Compliance – Cuomo Signs NY Wage Theft Amendment

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As we reported in our June blog post, the New York Legislature overwhelmingly passed a bill amending the Wage Theft notification process, so that employers would no longer be required to distribute notices to all employees on an annual basis.  At that point, the bill was expected to be sent to the governor and signed [Read More…]

Bulletin: Labor and Compliance – Amended CA Wage Theft Notice Released

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As of January 1, 2015, California employers will be required to provide the new version of the “Notice to Employee” which now includes the required sick leave information, as a part of the CA Wage Theft Notice process.  The new California sick leave law was reviewed in our September bulletin.  This January date is for [Read More…]

Bulletin: I-9 Compliance – Are You Prepared for the Holiday Hiring Season?

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Holiday Hiring Season Looms—Are Your I-9 Processes Ready? With the holiday hiring season here, employers should ensure readiness by re-examining their I-9 processes and accompanying documentation.  Higher volumes can lead to careless mistakes even with seasoned preparers, so a good starting point is an evaluation or creation of a strong Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) document.  [Read More…]

Bulletin: California Enacts New Paid Sick Leave Law

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California Enacts new Paid Sick Leave Law Effective July 1, 2015, employers with employees working in California will be required to provide paid sick leave.  California becomes the second state—behind Connecticut—to enact such a law, along with 11 municipalities.  The California law applies to all employers, both public and private, regardless of size and any [Read More…]

Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces: Impact on Contractors

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On July 31, 2014, President Obama signed Executive Order 13673, entitled Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces.  This order imposes several new obligations on federal contractors, including: Disclosure of specific labor and employment law violations over the prior three years Disclosures to employees and independent contractors of specific wage-related information A ban on certain types of [Read More…]

Salt Lake City Hotel Chain Fined Almost $2 Million in ICE Audit

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A September 10th ICE news release named Salt Lake City hotel chain Grand America as having been fined almost $2 million as a result of hiring unauthorized workers. As part of the settlement, Grand America also agreed to undertake remedial measures estimated to cost the company around $500,000. These measures include: adopting new policies to [Read More…]