UPDATED 5/4 2020: TEMPORARY POLICY FOR EXPIRED FORM I-9 LIST B DOCUMENTS. Please be advised that USCIS has adopted a temporary policy for Form I-9 List B Documents.
Because many areas are under stay-at-home orders due to COVID-19 and some online renewal services have restrictions, employees may experience challenges renewing a state driver’s license, a state ID card, or other Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, List B identity document. Considering these circumstances, DHS is issuing a temporary policy regarding expired List B identity documents used to complete Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.
Beginning on May 1, identity documents found in List B set to expire on or after March 1, 2020, and not otherwise extended by the issuing authority, may be treated the same as if the employee presented a valid receipt for an acceptable document for Form I-9 purposes.
In addition, the April 2020 version of the Handbook for Employers has also been uploaded to the proper course lecture for your convenience.
UPDATED 2/14/2020: UPDATE TO FORM I-9. The USCIS just released a 2020 version of Form I-9 as well as an updated Handbook for Employers. There is a .pdf on-line fillable form which has a built-in workflow and helps you to minimize any errors when completing the form. There is also a paper version for those employers who prefer to use it; be aware that there is no built-in workflow capability with the paper version, so you must be extremely careful that you double-check the employee section and the employer section for potential mistakes. The two versions of the form and the updated Handbook are included in the course Resources for your convenience.
UPDATED 1/14/2020: UPDATE TO MINIMUM REQUIRED WAGE RATE FOR OVERTIME EXEMPTIONS. The US Federal Government has revised the minimum required wage rate for the salary test for several of the overtime exemptions. The resources for each lecture in this section of the course have been updated to reflect this change. The wage rate has changed from $455/week to $684/week.
UPDATED 8/31/2017: UPDATE TO FORM I-9. The USCIS agency has updated the Form I-9 on their website. For your convenience we have included the new version, as well as the instructions, in the course resources.
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Setting up and maintaining employee records is a critical HR task that could be confusing because there are so many different requirements. Not only are there several complex U.S. federal and state laws, but there also may be local jurisdictions that regulate HR record retention for private employers.
This course walks you through how to keep good, well-organized HR records and minimize your HR risks should you ever be audited. You'll learn the intricacies of I-9 administration and the pitfalls to avoid, as well as the key aspects of classifying your jobs under Wage and Hour laws.
This course includes over 3 hours of video lectures, quizzes and REAL LIFE ACTIONABLE exercises (not theoretical) on HR compliance:
Section 1: Shows you how to set up or re-organize all your HR and employee files so you can keep everything organized and handy
Section 2: How to complete an I-9 Form the right way the first time so you never have to make corrections
Section 3: How to audit & correct an I-9 Form if you skipped section 2!
Section 4: How to comply with job classification requirements (FLSA) which means you know when to pay overtime based on job duties
Section 5: How to create a Record Retention Program to schedule what HR records to keep and what HR records to destroy and when to do both
+++Bonus HR Resources that are Downloadable+++: Full script ebook plus 20 other HR templates and HR checklists
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In this welcome video you will get an overview of the entire course and we will discuss the many reasons why you've made a great decision to learn about human resources compliance in the U.S.
You will find downloadable files with each individual lecture.There are over 20 downloadable resources in total, so be sure to check each lecture for a corresponding downloadable file.Most of the files are fill-able pdf forms or templates.
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Did you know that there are laws about records you need to keep on candidates and applicants even before you hire them?Well, here's what you need to know.
This is where you learn in-depth what records to keep for your employees and the right way to organize them for security and accessibility.
Once an employee leaves the company you still have an obligation to maintain certain records.Learn a few secret tips no one else will tell you that will make your life much easier.
You'll learn about some of the differences between paper and electronic files stored in the cloud so you can begin thinking about the best method for your business.More details to come in Section 5.
- The only pre-requisite is an open mind about the importance of HR compliance and the willingness to take action by following the step-by-step processes provided in this course.
- Students are encouraged to complete the exercises after each lecture to benefit fully from the course.The content is provided through videos and downloadable checklists, guides, resource documents and quizzes.
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- Set up and manage employee related records so it's easy to find documents
- Complete the I-9 Form for all new hires the right way so you don't have to worry about passing an I-9 audit
- Audit existing I-9 Forms and make corrections the right way so if you are audited everything is ready and organized
- Decide which positions must be paid overtime so you can avoid fines, penalties and back wages if you're sued
- Organize your employment related records to create a Record Retention Program that will keep you ahead of legal requirements and reduce your stress levels
Besides having a great sense of humor and down-to-earth approach, Donna, founder and CEO of The Galatas Group, is an accomplished HR professional with extensive (over 20 years) experience in the tactical and strategic aspects of human resource management.
Before forming The Galatas Group, she held positions as Director of Employee Relations and Vice President, Human Resources for a global metals and auto parts recycling company. In addition, she has held key senior level HR positions at Fortune 50 companies with experience in the healthcare, distribution, warehouse, construction, entertainment and education industries.
Donna has a BA in International Relations from San Francisco State University in California and an MA in Human Resources Management from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.
She lives in Frisco, Texas, loves antique hunting (a.k.a. junk store scrounging) and misses her grandchildren who live in Orlando, Florida.
Throughout her career, Jackie has gained vast knowledge and experience (18 years) in building strong learning organizations, increasing organizational effectiveness and operational efficiencies through visionary leadership and strategic human resource management.
Before joining The Galatas Group, Jackie was Director of Organizational Development, Corporate Communications and of Learning and Development at McLane Company, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company. Jackie has held executive level and management positions within Fortune 50 organizations in Human Resources, Advertising, Marketing Management, Operations and Information Systems within various industries. In these various roles, Jackie was able to make a substantial impact on organizational growth, employee relations, diversity, and company branding with emphasis on overall strategic human resources and operational compliance.
Jackie holds a BA and MBA from City University of New York – Baruch College. She is certified in Stephen Covey's – 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®, The Birkman Method®, Achieve Global, Ken Blanchard and Legal Watch and is fluent in Spanish.
Jackie lives in Allen, Texas with her husband, daughter, mother and Lillie, her Maltese and is a wonderful hand-crafted jewelry designer. Look for her creations in bridal shops and boutiques in the Dallas Metroplex.