Month: April 2013

NEW YORK CITY PROHIBITS HIRING DECISIONS BASED ON UNEMPLOYMENT STATUS

Overriding a veto from Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the New York City Council has passed a bill amending the New York City Human Rights law to prohibit employment decisions based on an applicant’s ”unemployment” status.  In addition, the bill also prohibits employers from posting job listings that list current employment as a prerequisite for any job.  …

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ISSUES A NEW I-9 FORM

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued a new Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9. Employers are required to complete Form I-9s for all newly hired employees to verify the individual’s identity and authorization to work in the United States.  Form I-9s also need to be completed for existing employees who already have …

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