Federal law requires employers to hire only individuals who may legally work in the United States—either U.S. citizens or foreign citizens who have the necessary authorization. To comply with the law, employers must verify the identity and employment authorization of each person they hire by completing and retaining Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification). Employers who … Continue reading I-9 Forms – Are You Compliant?
Oftentimes employers assign managers to interview potential employment candidates without considering the consequences of their asking illegal interview questions. An illegal question is one that seeks information the employer is not entitled to request and/or not entitled to use as a basis for job decisions. Most illegal questions cross the line by inquiring about protected … Continue reading Illegal Interview Questions: Are You Guilty?
Increases Generally Apply to Civil Money Penalties Assessed After August 1, 2016 The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has published an interim final rule adjusting for inflation the civil monetary penalties assessed for violations of a number of federal laws. As a result, penalties will increase for employers that do not comply with certain requirements … Continue reading Alert! Penalty Increase: FMLA, FLSA, OSHA Effective Aug. 1