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December 2015

Happy Holidays from ECG!

Dear <<First Name>>,

Thank you for subscribing  to ECG’s Newsletter – I hope you have enjoyed the articles and the noteworthy information provided to you this year.  We will strive in 2016 to continue sharing valuable human resources and best practices information to help you and your company grow!

The entire ECG Team joins me in wishing you and your families a joyous and blissful Holiday. May the joys of the season fill your days with star filled nights and lots of hot chocolate!


Highlights from our blog:

Understanding the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA). IRCA requires that all employers, regardless of size, verify their new hires eligibility to work in the U.S. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires employers to provide proof that all of their new employees have the right to work in the United States. Whether they are citizens, on a working VISA, etc., employees must be authorized to work in the United States. Learn more.

Record Retention Requirements in Human Resources. Retaining the necessary HR & Payroll records is the law! California law has certain rules and requirements for what type of employment and payroll records employers must keep. Recordkeeping is crucial as it can be used to defend employers in the event of employment-related litigations and lawsuits. Learn more.

HR Policy: Smoking in the Workplace. Smoking in public areas is against the law. Smoking in the workplace puts employers at risk for violating health and safety laws. Smoking laws in the workplace apply to employers who have more than five workers. Smoking restrictions state that employees are not permitted to smoke inside a public building or in an outdoor area 20 feet of a main exit. Read more.

Understanding Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Reporting. Employers with 100 employees or more must report the number of employees within each EEO category. Providing this data is a legal obligation and all employers with 100 or more employees must follow this federal law. The information provided is used to create reports regarding gender and race/ethnicity by the type of job grouping. Learn more.

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With Kind Regards,
Chantal Mariotti

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