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Nov 25 2013
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Temporary workers—whose employee is this?

Q: We use a lot of workers that we obtain from a temporary services provider. What employment obligations do we have with respect to these workers since they’re not really “our” employees?

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Nov 14 2013
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New California employment-related laws to take effect in 2014

Governor Brown has recently signed a flurry of California bills into law.

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Nov 14 2013
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Cutting corners on Form I-9 leads to big penalties

Q: We recently self-audited our I-9 forms and discovered that we have photocopies of documentation for all employees, but on many forms Section 1 or 2 was never completed. Do we have to go back and transfer the information from the copies to the Form I-9? Isn’t it enough that the information is there in the copy of the employee’s documentation?

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Oct 24 2013
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Should we use E-Verify during our hiring process?

Q: We’re unsure about our ability to review and authenticate documentation presented during the I-9 process. Should we start using E-Verify to make us feel more secure?

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Oct 17 2013
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Bank ordered to pay over $2 million to rejected applicants

OFCCP announced that Bank of America has been ordered by an administrative law judge to pay $2,181,593 in back wages and interest to disappointed African American job applicants.

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Oct 02 2013
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Understand what deadlines apply to new rules on veterans and disabilities

Employers with federal contracts or subcontracts need to understand their deadlines for coming into compliance with new affirmative action rules for veterans and people with disabilities.

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Sep 10 2013
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Can I ask job applicants if they smoke?

Q: With the government confirming that smokers cost $4,000 more a year in health care costs, can I ask an applicant “Do you smoke?”

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Jul 11 2013
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Employee SSN not essential at the time of hire

Q: Can we hire an individual who says he has applied for, but not yet received, a Social Security number?

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Jul 01 2013
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OREGON: Driver cards for illegal immigrants may throw a wrench in your I-9 process

Individuals who cannot provide documentation that they’re authorized to be in this country can now obtain an Oregon Driver’s Card, pursuant to a bill that was recently signed into law (SB 833).

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