6 Types of Personnel Files You Need and Who Can Have Access

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Personal information about employees must be protected in a locked filing cabinet, but the security doesn’t stop there. Housing different information in different types of employee files will protect against managers, supervisors, or other authorized staff members accidentally gaining access to sensitive information. Below are the 6 types of files you should keep and a … Read more

The What, Why, and How of Company Culture

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How many businesses do you know that say they have an open-door policy when it comes to listening to employees? How many of those businesses actually have an open door that employees feel comfortable walking through to speak their minds? Not many, right? That is an example of a company culture that can actually sap … Read more

DHS/ICE Again Extend I-9 Virtual Verification

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On December 15, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced another four-month extension until April 30, 2022, of the policy allowing remote or virtual verification of the documentation required for a Form I-9 when a workforce is working remotely. It is unlikely that this extension will be … Read more

DOJ Immigration-Related Fines Increased Again in December 2021

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The U.S. Department of Justice has increased a variety of immigration-related fines/penalties, effective December 13, 2021. These increases were pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 2015. Since that time, penalties have been adjusted yearly based on the rate of inflation, which for last year was 1.01182 percent. Below are the offenses … Read more

OCAHO Issues Several I-9 Penalty Decisions in December 2021

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The Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) recently issued three decisions, United States v. Maverick Construction LLC, 15 OCAHO no. 1405 (Dec. 16, 2021), United States v. Bazan’s Enterprises, Inc., d/b/a Taco Ole Mission, 15 OCAHO no. 1408 (Dec. 20, 2021), and United States v. Bazan’s Enterprises, Inc., d/b/a Taco Ole Edinburg, 15 … Read more

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