What is New Hire Reporting?

Federal law requires all states to maintain a New Hire Registry.  You, as an employer, must report any new hire within 20 days (or even faster in some states).   Most states allow you to report your New Hires online, simplifying paperwork. The main reason for these registries is to allow states to forward any Wage …

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How do I fill out a Form I-9?

Every employer must struggle with an I-9 Form, for it is required with each New Hire.  The new employee completes Section 1, while the employer/manager/supervisor completes Section 2.  (Section 3 is done at a later date- if at all)  So what goes where?  Which IDs can a New Hire show you?  You want to make …

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How can a small business consultant help?

How can a HR consultant help your small business?  There are many areas where a consultant can be of help : 1. Hiring and Firing 2. Employee Policies 3. Employee Relations Hiring and Firing help:  An HR consultant can help your small business with developing interviewing and hiring forms, training supervisors on hiring and firing …

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Hiring Process- Where can I post Online Want Ads?

What are my options for posting Want Ads online?  There are many places where you can advertise your new job openings.  Even local newspapers will offer to put your print want ads online.  With so many services to consider, it can get confusing.  What will be the best option for your company?  What can you …

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What New Hire forms do I need?

When hiring new employees, what forms are needed?  What new hire forms are helpful?  New Hire forms fall into the following categories: 1. Legally-required Forms and Posters 2. HR Forms that help you get the job done Legally-Required Forms and Posters- Be sure to have all of the following items when hiring employees: Form I-9 …

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How often do I need to pay an employee?

State laws differ on how often you must pay your staff.  The regulations range from "no specific regs" (Alabama and South Carolina) to "depending on your occupation" (California and Michigan).  Most states require two pay days a month.  More Information: See the chart from the US Department of Labor for specifics concerning your area: http://www.dol.gov/whd/state/payday.htm What …

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Hiring Immigrants

Recently, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit against an Arizona community college district over discrimination when hiring legal immigrants.  Supposedly, the college district was demanding too many documents, going beyond what is required by federal law.  The DOJ is wanting to penalize the district $1,100 per violation (over $270k total), according to Politico: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0810/41626.html What …

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