Human Resource & Labor News
www.agc.orgJuly 25, 2013 / Issue No. 4-13
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On the Inside
Regulations & Enforcement
New Secretary of Labor Confirmed; Confirmation of New NLRB Members Expected Soon
AGC Webinar Addresses Changes to Form I-9 and General Immigration Compliance
New OSHA Enforcement Focuses on Temporary Workers
HR Education & Networking
Why Should You Attend AGC’s 2013 Construction HR and Training Professionals Conference?
Labor Law & Labor Relations
Another Circuit Court Strikes Down AGC-Opposed NLRB Posting Rule
Court Finds NLRB Denied Contractor Association Due Process in Striking Down Applicant and Employee Referral Programs
Year-to-Date Collective Bargaining Settlements Yield First-Year Increase of 2.2 Percent
Labor Supply
AGC Wants to Know Whether You’re Facing Worker Shortages
Employee Benefits
AGC-Supported Efforts Lead to Delay of Affordable Care Act’s Employer Mandate
Employers Should Avoid Misclassifying Employees as Independent Contractors to Gain ACA Tax Credits
Employers Impacted by U.S. Supreme Court DOMA Ruling
Corporate Culture & Communications
AGC Webinar Shares Best Practices for Engaging Hispanic Workers in Construction
AGC Webinar Addresses Changes to Form I-9 and General Immigration Compliance

AGC recently hosted a webinar on The New Form I-9: What You Need to do to Avoid the Pitfalls and Stay Compliant. An on-demand version of the webinar is available for purchase from the AGC Bookstore.

As of May 7, 2013, all employers are required to use a new Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification Form. The new form comes with new rules affecting which documents can be used to verify the employment eligibility of workers and is longer and more complex than the previous version. There are also new instructions and additional data fields for employees and employers.

During the webinar, immigration attorney David Whitlock of Miller & Martin, PLLC, walked participants through each section of the new form, identified the changes and educated them on how to remain compliant. Some of the areas specifically addressed by Mr. Whitlock include the new spaces for the employee’s email address and phone number and the new 3-D barcode box. He also explained when it is appropriate for employers to complete the “preparer” section of the form. In addition, Mr. Whitlock discussed issues related to the physical address used on the form by employees working away from home, form I-9 storage for existing and former employees, and the proper use of the reverification and rehire section of the form – an often confusing section for construction employers that routinely lay-off and re-hire workers.

Before the close of the webinar, Mr. Whitlock advised employers to conduct periodic self-audits of forms and correct any errors prior to an audit. Details were provided on the proper way to correct errors and steps to take should a Notice of Inspection be received.

For more information on immigration compliance, please visit AGC’s Labor and HR Topical Resources web page. Select the main category “Other Legal Issues” and the subcategory “Immigration and Employment Eligibility.”

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