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  • Immigration Crackdown: Increased I-9 Enforcement Calls for Immediate Steps by Employers
    Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
    2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT / 12 p.m. MT / 11 a.m. PT
    Presented by: Jaime Lizotte, HR Solutions Manager

    As the Trump administration steps up its fight against illegal immigration, employers must prepare for a surge in workplace audits and ICE investigations. To avoid the risk of steep penalties, immediate measures should be taken to ensure I-9 documentation is compliant. Plus, it’s crucial to know your rights and obligations should an investigator come calling.

    Join us for this free webinar with special guest, Shanna Wall, Esq. to learn more about the actions you should take to shield your business — and what to do if your company comes under scrutiny.

    You will learn:

    • Likely outcomes of the Trump administration’s immigration plan
    • Proactive measures to ensure your I-9 records are 100% compliant
    • Specific incidences that trigger an investigation
    • Legal actions you can take to limit the scope of an I-9 audit
    • Best practices to protect your rights and your business
    Brought to you by ComplyRight

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Tools & Tips
I-9 Compliance: How to Conduct an Internal I-9 Audit
A self-audit can minimize fines & risks of liability for I-9 violations. Follow these guidelines to conduct an internal I-9 compliance audit at your workplace.
Effective and Legal Ways to Avoid Political Unrest in the Workplace — Q&A Session
In our post-webinar Q&A Session, Jaime Lizotte, HR Solutions Manager and Shanna Wall, Compliance Attorney, answer the most important questions about the effective and legal ways to avoid political unrest in the workplace.
Does No Change to the Federal Minimum Wage Really Matter?
It’s been a decade since the federal government passed legislation to increase the minimum wage, and it’s highly unlikely we’ll see an increase under the new administration. But before you decide this inactivity doesn’t matter to your business, consider this: The rate may be stalled at the federal level, but it’s revving up in states and cities.
Hire with Confidence: How to Comply with “Ban the Box” and Other Trending Hiring Laws — Q&A Session
In our special post-webinar Q&A session, Jaime Lizotte, HR Solutions Manager, and Shanna Wall, Compliance Attorney, answer top questions from webinar attendees.
Tools & Tips
Counting Hours Worked: 10 Common — and Confusing — Time and Pay Misconceptions
Many employers make mistakes when it comes to compensating non-exempt or “hourly” employees. And usually it’s because they don’t understand what is required by law.
13 Must-Have Policies for Today's Workplace (with Tips for Keeping Them Legal) — Q&A Session
In our post-webinar Q&A session, Jaime Lizotte and Shanna Wall, Esq. answer the most important questions about the 13 Must-Have Policies for Today's Workplace.
Employee Recordkeeping by the Numbers
Check out the facts and figures about forms and filing.
How to Fire an Employee Legally & Fairly
In an ideal world, every employee would be a perfect, productive fit and you’d never have to let someone go for missing the mark or violating the rules.
Off the Hook or Off to Court? What Employers Need to Know About the Blocked FLSA Overtime Rule — Q&A Session
In a special post-webinar Q&A session, Jaime Lizotte, HR Solutions Manager, and Shanna Wall, Compliance Attorney, answer the top questions from a webinar regarding the recent blocked FLSA rule.
Tools & Tips
9 Essential Tips to Complete Form I-9 Correctly
It’s your responsibility as an employer to distinguish between legal and illegal workers when hiring. This includes completing the mandatory Form I-9 with every new hire to verify identity and employment eligibility. Check out our list of tips to ensure you handle I-9s the right way and avoid potentially costly mistakes.
The ABC's of ACA Reporting
The reporting requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) can be confusing for affected employers. This provides vital definitions of acronyms connected to the ACA.
Tools & Tips
Understand Your Legal Obligations: Federal Labor Laws All Business Owners Should Know
Check out this overview of federal and state employment laws that apply to even the smallest businesses.
Critical Actions Every Employer Must Take Under the New FLSA Overtime Rule — Q&A Session
In our special post-webinar Q&A session, Jaime Lizotte, HR Solutions Manager, and Shanna Wall, Compliance Attorney, answer top questions from webinar attendees.
W-2s, 1099s and ACA Forms: 5 Things Every Employer Needs to Know Before Filing — Q&A Session
Listen to Jaime Lizotte, HR Solutions Manager, answer key questions from our tax filing webinar in this Q&A session.
Tools & Tips
Employee Record Retention Guidelines for Employers and HR Managers
How long should you keep resumes, job applications and Form I-9s? Find out what the law demands with this handy chart. It specifies the required retention periods for common personnel forms.
Exempt or Non-Exempt?
Most employees who are exempt from overtime pay fall into certain categories, such as executive, administrative or professional. Exempt status is determined through two factors: compensation and Department of Labor (DOL) “job duties” tests. Let’s take a closer look.
How to Classify Independent Contractors Correctly — Every Time
Using contract workers has many benefits, but it can be fraught with risk. Use this e-guide to get independent contractor classification right every time.
Tools & Tips
Interview Questions You Can Never Ask Applicants – and What to Ask Instead
This handy chart of do’s and don’ts covers illegal and potentially discriminatory questions to avoid when interviewing candidates — and acceptable questions to ask instead.
Tools & Tips
FAQs About the New FLSA Overtime Rule
Refer to our FAQs about the new FLSA overtime rule to get the answers to your biggest questions, and to help you identify the steps to take before the compliance deadline.
Understand the New FLSA Overtime Rule: Who's Exempt and Who's Not
This E-Guide explains the legal criteria for each type of FLSA exemption, so you can more confidently determine which employees require overtime (and which don’t).
Independent Contractor or Employee? How to Get It Right Every Time — Q&A Session
Does your business rely on freelancers, project workers and other “independent contractors” to get things done? In this special Q&A session, “1099 Queen” Marcia Miller asks common classification questions from webinar attendees.
Tools & Tips
Employee or Contractor? Tips to Get It Right
The rules surrounding whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor are certainly complex. The following tips will steer you in the right direction.
Tools & Tips
Employee Voting Rights: State-Specific Chart
This chart details employee voting rights by state, including how much time employees are entitled to take off and whether or not they must be paid.
How to Prevent Political Discussions from Becoming Workplace Wars — Q&A Session
In our special post-webinar Q&A session, Jaime Lizotte, HR Solutions Manager, and Shanna Wall, Compliance Attorney, answer top questions from webinar attendees.​
Poster Compliance Audit: Is Your Business at Risk? — Q&A Session
Employment law attorney Ashley Kaplan answers employer questions about posting compliance.
DOL Announces New Overtime Rules: What You Must Know (and Do) to Comply — Q&A Session
​​​If you're like most employers, you have a lot of questions about the new overtime rules for exempt and non-exempt employees. In our special post-webinar Q&A session, listen to Ashley Kaplan answer the top questions from our webinar.
5 Performance-Management Scenarios: Navigating Everyday Encounters for Greater Results — Q&A Session
Human resources consultant Mike Haberman answers top employer questions about performance-management issues.​​
Tools & Tips
5 Smart Tips for Managing Your Independent Contractors
Follow the five essential tips in this article to ensure you’re meeting the IRS and legal criteria for working with independent contractors.
So You Want to Be the Boss: A Step-by-Step Guide to Hiring Your First Employee
This guide will help you decide whether you need to hire and explain every step to doing so—from recruiting to complying with employment law. When you‘re done, you‘ll be all set to bring your first employee on board.
Tools & Tips
Fire Without Fear: Everything You Must Consider Before Choosing to Terminate
This download walks you through a series of questions to help you determine whether you should terminate an employee who has violated company policy or is performing poorly.
Simplifying ACA Compliance — Q&A Session
In our special post-webinar Q&A session, attorney Stacy Barrow answers employer questions about filling out the 1095-C form.
Are You a Federal Contractor?
​Is your company considered a federal contractor? If so, your business is subject to specific laws and regulations.
Employee or Independent Contractor?
Employee or Contractor? If you don’t get it right, you could be facing big financial risks. Check out these keys to correct classification that can help point you in the right direction.​
A 5-Step Approach to More Meaningful Performance Management
​Meaningful performance management requires employers to invest in employee goals, monitor key performance indicators, provide feedback, conduct evaluations and always set the bar higher.​​