New form i-9 2023

New Form I-9 2023

By Cristina Amyot / August 4, 2023

On August 1, 2023, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released the new version of the Form I-9, an integral document for employers that is used to verify the identity and authorization of individuals hired for employment in the U.S. The new Form I-9 and accompanying instructions have been redesigned to be easier for…

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Dhs ends form i-9 requirement flexibility

DHS Ends Form I-9 Requirement Flexibility

By Cristina Amyot / August 3, 2023

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers had to make significant changes to the way employees were hired and onboarded due to the physical precautions set in place across the nation. One of those changes included how employers verified an employee’s authorization to work in the United States via Form I-9. Initially announced…

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New employer responsibilities for new jersey unemployment notice

New Employer Responsibilities for New Jersey Unemployment Notice

By Cristina Amyot / July 31, 2023

You know what they say: Change is the only constant in life.  Effective July 31, 2023, New Jersey employers will need to embrace a change to their off-boarding processes in the form of new reporting mandates for all employees who separate from their organization.   Form BC-10 Reporting Mandates: Immediate and Simultaneous Submission NJ employers have…

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Maintaining quality while creating valuable relationships

CMC Network Podcast Interview with Cristina Amyot

By Cristina Amyot / April 8, 2022

Author: Jose Plessman, CMC Network “José, I feel like this is my way of making a difference in the world because most of us spend our lives working.” If I’m working with a company, and I can work with that business owner to make sure that employees are paid correctly, they’re getting the feedback they…

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The great resignation how employers can keep their top talent

The Great Resignation:
How Employers Can Keep Their Top Talent

By Cristina Amyot / January 14, 2022

The Great Depression, The Great Recession, and now… The Great Resignation.  Regardless of whether or not you work in HR, you have likely heard this term in recent months.  The Great Resignation is an idea coined by Texas A&M professor Anthony Klotz that predicts a large number of people leaving their jobs after the COVID-19…

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Employers require employees covid19 vaccine

Can Employers Require Employees to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine?

By Cristina Amyot / June 17, 2021

As businesses are reopening, the vaccine is readily available, and companies are eager to get employees back into the office, the question our firm is getting most often is, “Can I require our employees to get the vaccine? And our answer is, “Yes. But….” Let’s tackle the “yes” first.” As you know, as an employer,…

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New jersey business secure choice

New Jersey Business Secure Choice

By Cristina Amyot / April 14, 2021

In an effort to help more employees save for retirement, New Jersey has implemented a new law mandating employers to provide a plan for their employees – The New Jersey Secure Choice program. This is a state-sponsored retirement savings plan for businesses in lieu of a 401k or other qualified plan structure. What is New…

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What the $1. 9 trillion covid-19 relief bill means for your business

What the $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Bill Means for Your Business

By Cristina Amyot / March 11, 2021

Congress officially passed the American Rescue Plan (ARP) to provide assistance to individuals and businesses struggling due to COVID-19. This $1.9 trillion bill, expected to be signed on Friday, March 12 by President Biden, will be one of the largest stimulus packages in US history, providing broad-based aid to state and local governments, and hard-hit…

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The intersection of a new normal and a new administration

The Intersection of a New Normal and a New Administration

By Cristina Amyot / February 3, 2021

Welcome to 2021, a year of new normalcies. No, the coronavirus pandemic has not ended and yes, our country has a new president…so what happens next? While companies continue to adjust to the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, they now need to prepare for new changes resulting from a new administration. It is…

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Nj executive order 192

NJ Executive Order Update

By Cristina Amyot / November 1, 2020

Yesterday, Governor Murphy issued Executive Order No. 192, establishing safety mandates for NJ businesses to follow due to the recent spike in cases of COVID-19 throughout the state. These mandates, formerly referred to as guidelines, are practices many businesses have already implemented and are consistent with the guidance we have been providing to clients; however,…

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