The New I-9

The form I-9 is used for verifying the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. It has been recently updated on March 8, 2013. The new form is 9 pages long; with the first 6 pages being explanations and instructions, pages 7 and 8 being the actual form, and page 9 discusses appropriate verification …

The I-9 Document Expiration

As some of you may have noticed, the current Employment Eligibility Verification Form, commonly referred to as Form I-9, expires Aug. 31, 2012. At this point as an employer, what should you do and what can you do? All employers are required to obtain a completed I-9 form from all new employees, and retain that document for three years after the date …

2013 FSA Cap

As outlined in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) of 2010, annual FSA contributions will be limited to $2,500 as of January 1, 2013. Going forward, the limit will rise annually based on the rate of inflation. There has been some debate over the overall impact of this ruling. Those FSA participants who regularly elect more than $2,500 annually, …

Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Employee Status

It’s a continuous HR challenge; to decide which of your employees are exempt or non-exempt from overtime requirements according to the FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act) .  The burden of supporting the actual application of an exemption is up to the employers, and if overlooked, can result in costly lawsuits and fines. Employees whose jobs are governed by the FLSA are …