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Potential New Federal Rules for Contractors Doing Business with the U.S. Government Spark Controversy

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New Legislation Introduced in U.S. Congress Aims at Stronger Worker Benefits

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New I-9 Employment Verification Form Released

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The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) finally revised the I-9 employment verification form and the Handbook for Employers. It is required that all employers complete an I-9 form for all employees within the first three days of employment. The new I-9 reduces the number of documents an employee may present to prove employment eligibility in the United States. Five List A documents, which prove both identity and employment eligibility, were eliminated and can no longer be accepted by employers: Certificate of U.S. Citizenship (Form N-560 or N-570); Certificate of Naturalization...

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DOL Issues Regulations Protecting Soldier’s Reemployment Rights

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The U.S. Department of Labor has published regulations interpreting the law that protects employment and reemployment rights and benefits of service members upon their return to civilian life. This is the first time since its passage in 1994 that the DOL has developed regulations to explain and clarify the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Act (USERRA). USERRA prohibits discrimination against past and present members of the uniformed services and establishes reemployment rights for service members who want to return to the jobs they held prior to service. The new regulations...

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Revised Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) Available

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New Compliance Assistance Web Portal at DOL

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