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Expert provides top 5 quick tips for I-9 compliance

October 8th, 2010

By now, you know that the US government has been performing widespread investigations and audits of employers to crack down on employment of undocumented noncitizens. You should also be aware that you must maintain Form I-9, an employment authorization verification form issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), for all your workers.
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Proposed law would provide resources to assist victims of wage theft

October 8th, 2010

Under a bill introduced last week to the House of Representatives, the Department of Labor would create a “competitive grant program” aimed at preventing wage theft. The Wage Theft Prevention and Community Partnership Act (H.R. 6268) would increase educational efforts made by labor law enforcement agencies and community groups to provide information about their rights [Read more...]

Michigan’s decision to renege on promised raises to non-represented employees constituted discrimination in violation of state law

October 7th, 2010

An Administrative Law Judge in Michigan has ruled that Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm’s refusal to award a three-percent raise to 35,000 public employees that took effect last week violated state labor laws. Last month, the Michigan Civil Service Commission voted not to award the raises to managers, supervisors and other employees who cannot join unions, [Read more...]

Experts offer tips for getting ‘back to basics’ on employment law

October 7th, 2010

Employment law issues grow increasingly complex each year, with companies constantly struggling to increase compliance with state and federal laws, and aiming to reduce claims. But legal experts point out that oftentimes it’s the most fundamental of issues that get employers in trouble with the law. In today’s economy where litigation has become commonplace for [Read more...]

Employers remain unlikely to hire individuals with disabilities

October 6th, 2010

A new survey sponsored by Kessler Foundation and National Organization on Disability (NOD) finds that although corporations recognize that hiring employees with disabilities is important, most are hiring very few of these job seekers and few are proactively making efforts to improve the employment environment. These results, from the Kessler Foundation/National Organization on Disability 2010 [Read more...]