DHS Offers Flexibility With Form I-9 Documents

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Because of COVID-19 precautions, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced it will defer the physical presence requirements when reviewing an employee’s documents related to the Form I-9. These provisions may be implemented by employers for a period of 60 days from March 20, 2020 or within three business days after the termination of the […]

Florida Senate Passes Mandatory E-Verify Law

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Florida has passed Senate Bill 664, which requires private employers in the state to verify employment eligibility by using the E-Verify system or completing the Form I-9. All private employers, regardless of the number of employees, must either use the federal E-Verify program or complete the Form I-9. If signed by the governor, the law will […]

New Tenant Screening Laws for Cook County, IL and Oakland, CA

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“Ban-the-box” type laws are now spilling over into tenant screening. Two jurisdictions, Cook County, IL, and Oakland, CA, have passed laws limiting criminal background checks on tenants. “The Just Housing Ordinance” in Cook County, which is already in effect, states that criminal records cannot be reviewed or obtained until after the applicant has been approved […]