Salary History Bans Gain Traction

Salary History Bans Gain Traction

CJC Compliance, Employment, HR News, Legislative Updates

Philadelphia became the first city in the United States to ban private-sector employers from asking job candidates about their salary history when Mayor Jim Kenney signed the law Jan. 23, giving city-induced salary history bans traction. The law aims to address gender-based wage disparity and will go into effect May 23. The Philadelphia City Council was inspired by a Massachusetts …

Newest Version of the I-9 Drops in November

CJC Compliance, HR News, Legislative Updates

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the next version of the Form I-9 will be made available by Nov. 22, 2016. Employers can continue using the current version of the form with a revision date of 03/08/2013 until Jan. 21, 2017. After Jan. 21, all previous versions of the form will be invalid. The new version of the …

EEOC Throws Down the Gauntlet

EEOC Throws Down the Gauntlet: Time to Update Your Sex Discrimination Polices, Practices

CJC HR News, Legislative Updates

Proactive employers will update their equal employment opportunity policies, procedures and practices or face legal and financial consequences in the wake of an historic March 1, 2016, filing of two sex discrimination cases based on sexual orientation. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed its first two sexual orientation discrimination claims against private-sector employers, alleging violations of Title VII of …

Understanding the Affordable Care Act

Clearing Up Confusion over ACA Reporting Documents

CJC Benefits, HR News, Legislative Updates

Health coverage forms due to employees by Mar. 31 The deadline for employers to provide their employees with IRS Forms 1095-B and 1095-C is fast approaching. As 2016 is the first year under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that employers must report information to the IRS about the health care coverage offered to employees and distribute copies of the appropriate …

E-Verify

USCIS Proposes Modifications to E-Verify

CJC Compliance, HR News, Legislative Updates

E-Verify is an internet based system operated by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in partnership with Social Security Administration (SSA). All federal contractors and vendors are required to use E-Verify to confirm employee eligibility to work in the United States. E-Verify is free and available in all 50 states. Some states have passed laws making E-Verify mandatory …

Affordable Care Act Compliance

Penalties Strike Hard for ACA Noncompliance

CJC Employment, HR News, Legislative Updates

When the Trade Preferences Extension Act came into law on June 29, 2015, many overlooked a small provision to amend Internal Revenue Code sections 6721 and 6722. As it turns out, this provision will double per-employee penalties, starting in 2016, for applicable large employers who fail to properly file Affordable Care Act (ACA) information returns with the IRS or fail …

What NYC Employers Must Know About Sick Leave

CJC HR News, Legislative Updates

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has approved sweeping legislation which will extend the right to paid sick leave to 500,000 employees starting April 1, 2014. The law is one of the first of what is expected to be many reforms aimed at raising wages and benefits for more New Yorkers. “From Day One of this administration, we’ve made …

Ban on Credit Checks

New York City Bans “Unfair” Credit Checks by Employers

CJC HR News, Legislative Updates

Adding another concern to a long list of employer headaches, NYC has instituted a ban on using credit checks to screen applicants. The law, sponsored by Councilman Brad Lander, will take effect in 120 days. Advocates have pressed politicians on the credit check issue with concerns that it unfairly disqualifies law-abiding applicants from potential employment. However, with job placement having dropped 30% …