On the same day it released a new version of the Form I-9, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a long overdue modernization of the employment eligibility verification process. This guide helps employers prepare for the optional alternative procedure for remotely examining employees' identity and work authorization documents, provides tips to successfully adopt and complete the new process and answers several frequently asked questions.
One of the fastest-moving trends in employment law involves the plethora of "ban the box" laws affecting private employers that have sprouted up in many states and municipalities. These laws make it illegal to include criminal history questions on initial job applications.
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