Important employment and workplace considerations to accomplish in May.
Ensure you are using the new Form I-9
The new Form I-9 went into effect on May 1st, 2020, and must be used for new hires. If you did layoffs because of COVID-19 and are bringing employees back, you will need to complete the rehire sections of the new Form I-9.
Review job descriptions for overtime exemptions
Job classifications should be based on FLSA requirements. When misclassified, an organization may be held liable for unpaid overtime going back two years, plus fines and penalties as assessed by the Department of Labor or a class-action lawsuit.
Engage remote employees with online training
With many employers managing remote workforces, it is an ideal time to ensure your team is caught up on training. Why not use this time to equip your managers with tools to come back strong when restrictions are lifted and your team returns to the workplace? Are you caught up with workplace harassment prevention training? Many states have requirements in place with very short deadlines.
Get up-to-date with COVID-19 related activities
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