HR News That You Really Don't Want to Know (But Have To)
Recently I received an email from a legal source that announced, "New Form I-9 required."
Doesn't excite you? Me neither. Don't even know what a Form I-9 is? No shame, you can ask me. But you have to start using the new form by May 7, 2013 or be exposed to penalties of $1,000 per I-9 for non-compliance.
It is that kind of detail that can make the difference between a good and a bad Labor Department audit of your employee files. It can make the difference between your business being protected and paying fines and penalties.
|Here is a checklist that you can use to make sure that you have the basics covered:|
* Create a folder (or electronic file) for each employee for general documents
* Create one big folder to hold all your employee Form I-9's, to be available in case of inspection
* Create a medical folder for each employee, separate from the general employee folder, for confidentiality reasons
* Employee Handbook, to explain your company's policies and expectations
* Labor Law posters - state and federal, posted in a prominent place
* An effective employment application form
* An all-purpose Status Change form
* A good Performance Evaluation form
* A Disciplinary Action form to protect you from lawsuits
All this is discussed in greater detail in my FREE eBook, HR Basics. Click Here for a copy.
And by the way, Click Here for a FREE download of the boring new Form I-9.