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Is Remote I-9 Verification Right for You?

Posted by Anchor Staff on Dec 1, 2023 6:06:24 PM

As we reported earlier, there’s a new I-9 form, and you should be using it for all new hires. When U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the new form, it also informed us about new requirements for remote verification of I-9 documents. USCIS has dubbed this the alternative procedure.

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An Offer Letter They Can't Refuse...

Posted by Anchor Staff on Dec 1, 2023 5:47:22 PM

It’s hiring time! You’ve reviewed the applications, interviewed lots of fascinating people, and are ready to extend an offer. You’ve worked hard to get to this point, not only to find the right person, but also to sell them on the job. You’re probably both excited and nervous. You call the candidate, extend the offer, and give them a set time in which to make their decision.

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Seven Things to Consider When Providing Paid Time Off

Posted by Anchor Staff on Oct 28, 2023 2:56:59 PM

Everyone needs time off from work, but not everyone’s able to take it. Paid time off helps a lot. People are better able to take the time they need without worrying about a smaller paycheck. Employers demonstrate to their teams that they value them as whole people and recognize that time away from work is important as well.

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The Ultimate Employee Onboarding

Posted by Anchor Staff on Sep 28, 2023 11:59:23 AM


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Question: What are the basic steps of a harassment investigation?

Posted by Anchor Staff on Sep 26, 2023 11:58:09 PM

Answer: Investigating a claim of harassment can be intimidating, but we have a great resource available on the platform called Identifying and Preventing Workplace Harassment. For this response, we’ve provided a condensed overview of the steps for an investigation:

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Laying Out the Basics of the Layoff

Posted by Anchor Staff on Sep 26, 2023 11:43:30 PM

Given the uncertain economic outlook, more and more large and small-sized businesses have decided to reduce the size of their workforce.  The layoff process can be done in a way that minimizes litigation risks.  On the other hand, if not done properly, employers can quickly increase their risks for wrongful termination lawsuits.

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New York Requires Pay Transparency in Job Postings

Posted by Anchor Staff on Sep 4, 2023 6:08:02 PM

Beginning September 17, 2023, employers in New York State with four or more employees (located anywhere) will be required to include the compensation or compensation range for any job, promotion, or transfer opportunity in the job posting. This includes internal postings. Postings must also include a job description, if one exists. These requirements apply even if the job is posted by a third party, like an employment agency or recruiter.

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Topics: New York

Seven Tips for Effective Meetings

Posted by Anchor Staff on Sep 4, 2023 5:10:06 PM

If you want to get a snapshot of your organization’s effectiveness, look at your meetings. Are they efficient and productive? Do their results justify the time and expense? Are meetings an occasion for collaboration, knowledge sharing, and getting things done? Or are they a waste of time and a cause of needless frustration?

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Topics: leadership, effective meetings, collaboration, effective communication

QUESTION: What do I need to know about religious accommodations?

Posted by Anchor Staff on Jul 29, 2023 12:22:43 PM

Employers with 15 or more employees are required by federal law to provide reasonable accommodations for an employee’s sincerely held religious beliefs, practices, and observances, unless doing so would create an undue hardship on the employer.

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Topics: hr, Religion

New Form I-9 and Remote Verification Procedure Rolled Out

Posted by Anchor Staff on Jul 29, 2023 12:03:45 PM

Updated Form I-9
A new Form I-9 (Rev. 08/01/23) will be available for employers to use on or after August 1, 2023, and once released can be found on the USCIS website. Employers can also order paper copies if they don’t want to use the electronic version. The version date, noted in parenthesis, can be found in the bottom corner of the Form I-9.

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Topics: hr