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COMPLIANCE ALERT: New I-9 forms

As of January 22, 2017, employers will be required to use the new I-9 form for all new hires, found on the U.S. Citizens and Immigration Services (USCIS) website. The I-9 form is used to verify if employees are eligible to work in the United States. Each individual is required to complete an I-9 by the third day after his or her hire date.

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Assessing Assessments

Hiring decisions can be a nerve-wracking choice for many organizations, especially once you have conducted your interviews and narrowed it down to your top candidates. After all, so much can depend on this single choice. Many organizations are turning to assessment tools to help them make this final, important decision. But not every assessment is fit for every job. You need to take care when using assessments in your hiring process.

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QSEHRA: Big Gift for Small Employers

Are you a small employer (less than 50 full-time employees, including full-time equivalent employees)? Would you like to get out of the “business of healthcare” as it relates to selecting what plan(s) to offer your employees, administering benefit changes, staying compliant with ERISA, preparing a summary plan description, etc.? Well now you can!

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BREAKING: Federal judge hits pause on overtime provisions

11/23/2016 - A federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction blocking the Department of Labor’s new FLSA provisions that would have raised the salary threshold for overtime exemptions from $23,660 to $47,476.

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HRC teams up with SBAM for Webinar

Kym Hess and Nancy Johnson from HR Collaborative are teaming up with the Small Business Association of Michigan to present a webinar about the new FLSA regulations. They will be exploring the existing duties tests, the new thresholds, and things your organization should consider before any changes are made. They will also make recommendations about how you can communicate any of these changes to your employees.

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FLSA: The deadline is closer than you think!

Time really has flown by! It seems like just yesterday we HR geeks were waiting for the FLSA changes to be announced. Now there’s only about 3 months until the deadline. If you haven’t analyzed the impact of the update on your organization yet, you should start now! Changes may take longer to implement than you think.

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