Part 2 of 3: E-Verify

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Are you familiar with E-Verify?
E-Verify is an internet-based system that is available in all 50 states and it compares information entered by an employer from an employee’s Form I-9, to records available to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration to confirm employment eligibility in the United States.  

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Handbook Checkup

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Your employee handbook is an important asset for your company, providing new and even longtime staff members with the details on your corporate policies, office rules and company culture. Because this is an item that will be seen and utilized by everyone in the organization, it’s important to revisit and update your handbook on a regular basis.  An outdated handbook can be a liability. The first of the year is a perfect time to revisit and revise.

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What do you know about FMLA?

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The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requires employers to grant up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave each year to individuals recovering from a medical condition, caring for sick family members, or following the birth or adoption of a child under the age of 18.  This act covers private sector companies with 50 or more employees.  Although this law seems to be so confusing,  many answers are found within the FMLA regulations found at www.dol/fmla.

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Do your personnel file folders hold the correct documents? Keeping Personnel Files Confidential

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Personnel files should be treated as private company records belonging to you and your individual employees. You don’t want to allow just anyone in the company to rummage through the performance evaluations, salaries, and job applications of coworkers. Keep employee files in a locked cabinet. Make them available only to those people in your company who have a legitimate business need to access the files.

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