July 17, 2017
Hello Leaders!

USCIS is releasing a new I-9 Form and I-9 Form instructions. Please read below for more information. It is always my goal to keep you informed, and ensure you avoid costly HR Mistakes.  

As always, call me at (810) 813-8732 for any questions or assistance with HR issues. Have a fantastic week!  

Vanessa G. Nelson

Employers Must Use New Version by September 18, 2017

On July 17, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will release a new version of and instructions for Form I-9, Employment Eligibility VerificationBy September 18, 2017, employers must use only the new version

Compliance Dates for New Form I-9
The new Form I-9 will feature a revision date of July 17, 2017 (07/17/17 N). While employers may continue using a Form I-9 with a revision date of November 14, 2016 (11/14/16 N) through September 17, 2017, as of September 18, 2017, employers must use only the new version. In addition, employers should continue to follow existing storage and retention rules for any previously completed Forms I-9.

Changes to Form I-9 
The following revisions will be reflected in the List of Acceptable Documents section of the new Form I-9:

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    Thursday, July 20, 2017

    10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

    Bring your confusing FMLA cases to this FMLA Abuse Webinar Workshop! 

    Confusing regulations, along with numerous changes to the FMLA law, plus conflicting court decisions, cause FMLA to be one of the biggest compliance headaches for employers. A major FMLA frustration for employers is knowing what to do when an employee appears to be abusing FMLA; including fraudulently using approved leave for non-FMLA purposes. Many employers feel helpless.  

    It is crucial that employers identify and terminate FMLA abusers; however, employers must proceed with caution when dealing with FMLA abuse; as the cost of violating the law can be massive. 

    For instance, a fired Chase Manhattan Regional Manager won a federal jury verdict of more than $2.2 million in an employment discrimination suit alleging violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act.  

    Employees who abuse FMLA can create a negative impact on company‚Äôs productivity, cause problems with customer service and employee morale; as well as trigger increased costs via administration, overtime, covering shifts, etc. Some employers report experiencing as much as a 30% absenteeism rate, on any given day, due to FMLA abuse. 

    This webinar will assist employers with effective strategies to identify, investigate, and terminate FMLA abusers. Additionally, employers will learn when it is appropriate to deny FMLA requests.