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- Created on May 22, 2013
On March 8, 2013, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a new Form I-9. As of May 7, 2013, employers were required to begin using the new form for all newly hired employees.
The new I-9 form itself is now two (2) pages long, and the instructions have increased to six (6) pages. Yes, you must print all eight (8) pages out for your new employees. The following are some good tips to remember:
- Must be completed by the employee on day one of employment. Employees must complete and sign Section 1 no later than the first day of employment but not before accepting a job offer.
- E-mail and phone number are optional. The new Section 1 includes boxes for the employee's e-mail address and phone number. Employees who choose not to provide the information should write "N/A" in the box.
- Must be completed by the employer within 3 business days of the start of the employee's employment.
- New field: first day of employment. Employers completing Section 2 must indicate the employee's first day of employment. This date should match the employee's signature date in Section 1.
- Employer cannot specify documents. Specific documents cannot be required by the employer. Employee must present one document from List A, OR documents from both List B and List C. The List of Acceptable Documents must be made available to employees.
- Expired documents are not acceptable.
- Employers must physically examine the documents. The employer representative who examines the documents must be the same person who signs Section Photo copies of documents are not acceptable.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. Are Employers required to make photo copies of the presented documents?
A. No. While not required, if copies are made, they must be made for ALL presented documents for each employee. At CEA, we recommend making copies of all documents.
Q. Should I conduct my own I-9 audit?
A. Absolutely! Not sure how?
Join us for a one hour webinar "I-9's and E-Verify" on Wednesday, May 29th, from Noon to 1:00pm to learn more about I-9 forms, frequently asked questions, and how to conduct your own I-9 audit. Register Here
- Created on May 15, 2013
It is so nice when justice prevails in our court system! At least that is the thought by many employers who are cheering about this recent decision. Union leaders may have a different take on things.
On May 7, 2013, the U.S. Federal Appeals Court struck down regulations that would have required employers to display posters about union rights for employees.
The court said the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) overstepped its authority when it mandated that businesses place notices in the workplace and on their company websites informing employees of their right to unionize. Businesses that failed to comply would have faced charges of promoting “unfair labor practices.”
Click here for complete details of the decision in National Association of Manufacturers v. National Labor Relations Board
- Created on May 08, 2013
Employers in California are required to have an effective written Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP). Improved workplace safety and health, better morale, increased productivity, and reduced costs of doing business are the results of an effective IIPP!
CEA has four options to assist you with IIPP’s:
- 1.free e-tool
- 2.Work withregional director
- 3.Purchase an IIPP guide
- 4.Work with an expert in the field of safety, Boretti Inc.
Find more information on the CEA website - IIPP
CEA will be conducting a series of Employer Forums to help employers better understand OSHA compliance. Our guest speaker is James Boretti of Boretti Inc.
Learn how to prepare for and conduct an OSHA inspection. Learn what OSHA looks for during an audit. Join James Boretti and CEA as we cover the following topics:
- IIPP Tips and Best Practices
- California injury/illness data and Cal/OSHA inspection & citation performance
- Most cited regulations, explanations, and RAND report
- 2013 Updates
- An open Q & A Session
Click the following links to register for a workshop near you!