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Government Shutdown Affects E-Verify, but Form I-9 Requirements Continue

With the federal government’s partial shutdown in its third day, many federal agency operations have been affected. Among them, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has suspended its E-Verify service until Congress reaches an agreement to restore funding. Importantly, although E-Verify is temporarily not operating, employers must still properly and timely complete Form I-9 for … Continue Reading

Entrepreneurs Beware of Personal Liability for Wage & Hour Violations

Is Groupon’s June 3 announcement of its intent to launch an IPO  a sign of another looming “tech bubble”  or an “entrepreneurial renaissance”?  Either way, entrepreneurs seeking to ride the next wave of technological innovation must be aware of the significant personal risks arising from failing to comply with wage and hour laws.  Can’t pay … Continue Reading