How to Manage Form I-9 amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

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As COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic, employers in the United States must find ways to adapt to a rapidly changing situation to keep their workforces safe. For many employers, the directive to their workforce is straightforward – stay at home. But while many functions can be completed via telework, a critical task that all employers must […]

From Open Hiring To Negligent Hiring – How To Reduce Risk and Promote Inclusivity

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As employers face a critical talent shortage amongst historically low unemployment rates, organizations are turning to untraditional methods to source workers. While it’s not uncommon for a job listing to include a set of requirements for the position, what if those prerequisites were limited only to the ability to lift over 50 pounds, stand for […]

Putting Risk in Check – The Case for Ongoing Monitoring

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Risk. A four-letter word, to be sure. Organizations are subject to all sorts of risks and apply carefully-developed, painstaking steps to eradicate it. Actually, that’s the wrong word. Risk can’t be totally eliminated. Controlled and managed — yes. Hence “Risk Management.” Organizations will always face risks. Many come from external sources, such as threats emanating […]

Who’s The Boss?  How the New Federal Joint Employment Rule Impacts Employers

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Traditional employer/employee relationships aren’t as prevalent today as a decade ago. Laws haven’t caught up with these new workplace arrangements forcing lawmakers to consider new ways to ensure that the rights of workers are protected. Are you liable under the new Joint Employment Rule? More than 80 years ago, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the […]