New Form I-9 Effective July 17, 2017

New Form I-9 Effective July 17, 2017

  • 14th July 2017

Effective July 17, 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will issue a new Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. While the new Form I-9 can be used immediately on release, the existing version is still valid for use until September 18, 2017 when all employers must use the revised version dated July 17, 2017 for all new employees.

The Form I-9 has been updated to include:

  • A revision to the name of the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices to Immigrant and Employee Rights Section.
  • Minor edit to the phrase “the first day of employment”, removing “the end”.

There are also revisions to the List of Acceptable Documents on Form I-9:

  • The Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240) has been added to List C.
  • All the certifications of report of birth issued by the Department of State (Form FS-545, Form DS-1350, and Form FS-240) have been combined into selection C#2 in List C.
  • All List C documents except the Social Security card have been renumbered.

The revised version of the Form I-9 will be available on our website.

Mandatory Wisconsin Unemployment Benefit Notice Revised

  • 11th May 2017

The State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development has updated their Unemployment Insurance Benefits notice. The notice has an updated format and now states that claims for unemployment insurance must be filed online ONLY with hours when to apply. The information to have ready when filing has also been revised to include new documentation and requirements in addition to updated contact information. The revision date for this notice is 5/12/2017.

Mandatory Missouri Workers’ Compensation Benefits Updated

  • 11th May 2017

The Missouri Division of Workers’ Compensation has released a mandatory change including additional benefits if it is shown that an employee is permanently, totally disabled and/or has died due to one or more occupational disease due to toxic exposure, which are defined as: mesothelioma, asbestosis, berylliosis, coal worker’s pneumoconiosis, bronchiolitis, obliterans, silicosis, silicotuberculosis, manganism, acute myelogenous leukemia, and myelodysplastic syndrome. In addition, the Fraud/Compliance felonies have been reclassified and the notice includes updated TDD/TTY contact information. The revision date for this notice is 5/10/2017.

Idaho Mandatory Discrimination Notice Update

  • 24th April 2017

The Idaho Commission of Human Rights has updated the Discrimination Notice to now include additional protected classes. Also, under the law, employees cannot be retaliated against for exercising their rights. Additional contact information has been provided and updated. The revision date has been updated to 3/1/2017.

Illinois Mandatory Pregnancy Rights Notice Update

  • 24th April 2017

The state of Illinois Department of Human Rights has updated the Pregnancy in the Workplace notice with updated information on the accommodation offered during pregnancy. A new department logo and updated workplace addresses have been added. The revision date has been updated to 2/2017.

Mandatory Nevada Updates to Min. Wage and Daily Overtime Bulletins

  • 17th April 2017
Minimum Wage Bulletin (Mandatory)
The State of Nevada’s Department of Business & Industry, Office of the Labor Commissioner has updated their Minimum Wage Annual Bulletin to reflect the July 1st, 2017 effective date for the Nevada Minimum Wage. Additionally, the address for the Office of the Labor Commissioner has been updated for Las Vegas.
Daily Overtime Bulletin (Mandatory)
The State of Nevada’s Department of Business & Industry, Office of the Labor Commissioner has updated their Daily Overtime Annual Bulletin to reflect the July 1st, 2017 effective date for the daily overtime rates. Additionally, the address for the Office of the Labor Commissioner has been updated for Las Vegas.

 

Mandatory Change to New York Minimum Wage Notice

  • 4th April 2017

The New York Department of Labor updated the Minimum Wage posting. Effective 12/2016, the Call-in pay states that if you go to work as scheduled and your employer sends you home early, you may be entitled to extra hours of pay at the minimum wage rate for that day.

Mandatory Discrimination Update in Michigan

  • 30th March 2017

The Michigan Department of Civil Rights has updated the Discrimination Notice to now include that persons with disabilities needing accommodations for employment must notify their employers in writing within 182 days, in addition to a revision date of 2/2017.

Mandatory Earned Income Credit Notice – Louisiana

  • 30th March 2017

The Louisiana Workforce Commission has updated the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) notice. Earned Income and adjusted gross income (AGI) must each be less than $48,340 ($53,930 married filing jointly) with three or more qualifying children, $44,007 ($50,597 married filing jointly) with two qualifying children, $39,617 ($45,207 married filing jointly) with one qualifying child or $15,010 ($20,600 married filing jointly) with no qualifying children. The new revision date for the notice is 03/2017.

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