HR Podcast: Is your workplace PUMP Act Friendly? + Can I-9’s Be Completed Remotely?

HR Podcast: Is your workplace PUMP Act Friendly? + Can I-9’s Be Completed Remotely?

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Welcome to another insightful episode of the “While We Were Working” HR podcast! In this episode, we delve into the latest developments surrounding the PUMP Act and the question of whether Form I-9’s need to be completed in person. Join our expert panel as we discuss the implications of these new requirements and their impact on employers and employees alike.

 

Timestamps:

00:00 – Introduction

01:59 – Understanding the PUMP Act: Exploring its new requirements (While We Were Working Segment)

15:04 – Form I-9: In-person completion or remote alternatives? (Consultant’s Corner Segment)

Episode Details:

In this engaging HR podcast episode, our knowledgeable hosts dive deep into the intricacies of the PUMP Act, shedding light on the updated requirements that organizations need to be aware of.

We analyze the key aspects of the legislation and explore its potential implications on businesses, employee rights, and compliance obligations.

Form I-9, a crucial document for verifying employment eligibility, has traditionally required in-person completion. However, in light of evolving workplace dynamics and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we examine whether digital alternatives and remote completion options can be considered viable alternatives.

We discuss the benefits and challenges associated with these approaches and provide practical insights for employers navigating this changing landscape.

As we unravel the complexities surrounding the PUMP Act and Form I-9 requirements, our expert panel offers valuable perspectives and actionable advice.

Gain insights into compliance considerations, best practices, and the potential consequences of non-compliance.

Whether you are an employer, HR professional, or an employee seeking clarity on these matters, this episode equips you with the knowledge needed to adapt and comply with the new regulations.

Tune in to the “While We Were Working” podcast and join the conversation surrounding the PUMP Act and the evolving landscape of Form I-9 completion.

Stay informed, make informed decisions, and ensure compliance in this ever-changing world of employment regulations with our weekly HR podcast.

Don’t forget to like, subscribe, and share this episode with others who may find this information valuable. Stay tuned for more engaging discussions on the “While We Were Working” podcast!

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Hosts: Joey Price and Sommer Ketron

This show is powered by Jumpstart:HR, LLC

Why Having an Employee Handbook is Important?

Why Having an Employee Handbook is Important?

Employee Handbook is also known as an employee manual, staff handbook, or company policy manual.

It is a document which defines a company’s key policies and procedures and outlines its company culture.

The employee handbook can be used to bring together employment and job-related information which employees need to know.

Typically, it has three types of content:

Cultural

A welcome statement, the company’s mission or purpose, company values, and more.

General Information

Holiday arrangements, company perks, policies not required by law, policy summaries, and more.

Case-Specific

Company policies, rules, disciplinary and grievance procedures, and other information modeled after employment laws or regulations.

Here are the important benefits of having an employee handbook:

  1. Formalized Policies

A handbook can provide employees with a clear understanding of what they’re responsible for, including how to request time off, how to call in sick, and who to go to with questions about policies or procedures.

By outlining all policies and expectations on both sides of the fence, confusion and inconsistencies are essentially minimized in the workplace.

  1. Promotes Open Communication and Transparency

Open communication is key to a positive work environment. By giving new hires your handbook, you’re letting them know your mission, purpose, and core values. This sets the stage for a positive business relationship and lets team members know who they can go to with questions about their employment, rights, and work environment.

  1. Time Saved

A well-written employee handbook offers answers to the most common employees’ questions. By having an employee handbook, you will avoid constant questions over policies. Employees will be able to look up the answers themselves, thus saving your time.

  1. Legal Disputes Prevented

Lawsuits are a threat in every business, no matter its size or industry. If yours should face a lawsuit or discrimination claim one day from a current or former employee, your handbook could play an influential role in the final outcome. For this reason, make sure you have an expert review your handbook’s wording.

  1. Company culture outlined

An employee handbook is much more than a list of policies, rules and regulations. A great employee    handbook clearly communicates your company’s mission, vision and its values, thus outlining your company’s culture.

Important Note :

A handbook needs to reflect compliance with applicable federal, state and local law.

A handbook should be tailored to your organization and should reflect how you conduct business

For more information about employee handbooks or other HR solutions, contact us today at  jumpstart-hr.com/contact

 

 

Don’t Hire Another Employee Before You Grab This *Mandatory* New Form

Don’t Hire Another Employee Before You Grab This *Mandatory* New Form

If there’s one thing I’m sure you enjoy as a small business owner or manager, it’s keeping up with changes in Washington and the impact it has on your business and your ability to hire new employees. Don’t worry, Jumpstart;HR, LLC has you covered with the latest update you need to know.

On July 17, 2017, The USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) released the new Form I-9, replacing the current version that expires on September 17, 2017. Not sure if you’re using the most recent, or second-most recent, document? Skip the worry and download the latest version by clicking the link below:

Download Jumpstart HR Form I-9

There are many reasons why small businesses suffer financial setbacks, but a big one is HR non-compliance when completing paperwork (see the video below). You can ensure you’re on the right path of compliance by constantly reviewing your forms and deleting old, expired on-boarding and new hire forms. This includes tax documents, employment verification documents, and other statutory forms specific to your state.

At Jumpstart:HR, LLC, we’re passionate about keeping your business in business and helping you grow. Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter so you can be kept in the loop about changes in legislation and HR best practices.

 

What is Form I-9?:

Form I-9 is used for verifying the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. All U.S. employers must ensure proper completion of Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States. This includes citizens and non-citizens. Source: https://www.uscis.gov/i-9

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