On March 8, 2013, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) released the long-awaited new Form I-9 for employers. The new form is available here and features a newly-designed layout, more detailed instructions and additional data fields for completion. Employers should begin using the new form immediately. Here is what’s new: Continue Reading →
A new Form I-9 was issued by USCIS yesterday, March 8, 2013. The newly revised Form I-9 includes additional data fields, improved instructions and a new layout that expands the form to two pages. Employers should begin using the new Form I-9 now. However, there will be a 60-day grace period until May 7, 2013, during which time employers can transition to the new form, but after that period, employers may be subject to penalties for using other versions.
Background Checks and Notice Forms
The Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) imposes numerous notice obligations on employers who use third-party companies to conduct background checks on their employees and job applicants. Among other requirements, all job applicants must be informed explicitly: 1) that a background check will be conducted on them; 2) given the opportunity to authorize the check; and 3) advised of their rights under the FCRA with a form entitled “Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.” Continue Reading →
Resumé fraud. Resumé padding. Falsified job applications. Call it what you like, but the topic has figured prominently in the media as of late due to the discovery that a CEO of an international internet company, allegedly embellished his resumé. Continue Reading →