Volume 22 | August 2023

HR and the Law in the News

DHS Announces New I-9 Form and Rules for Continued Remote Inspection of Documents

On Friday, July 21st, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced, “employers that participate in E-Verify and are in good standing will have the option to conduct verification electronically and with a live video call interaction.”

On Tuesday, July 25th, three new rules were published describing what employers may do, should do, and must do, as well as describing the "myriad revisions to the [Form I-9] and its instructions."

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White House's Strategy to Combat Antisemitism Includes "Call on Employers"

On May 25th, the White House announced, "the first U.S. National Strategy to Combat Antisemitism." The Strategy references employees and employers, including in the private and non-profit sectors, at least 39 times in its 60 pages. 

Click here for some highlights of the "Call on Employers." 

OSHA Announces Additional Reporting Requirements for Certain Employers

On July 17th, OSHA announced effective January 1, 2024, employers with at least 100 employees and that operate in certain "high hazard" industries will have to electronically submit information from their Form 300-Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, and Form 301-Injury and Illness Incident Report to OSHA once a year. This is in addition to existing e-reporting requirements.

Click here for more information and the anticipated reporting deadlines.

EEOC Postpones Submission of EEO-1 Data

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced collection of Component 1 Data (demographic, not compensation) "is tentatively scheduled to open in Fall of 2023. Updates regarding the 2022 EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection, including the opening date, will be posted as they become available."

Why? Click here for more information & related links.

Got GovCon? Get Your New Form!

Covered government contractors were required to begin using the OFCCP's new voluntary self-identification of disability form by July 25th.

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Click here for a link to the new form and a related notice.   

Diversity or Age Discrimination?

The EEOC sued Eli Lilly and Company and Lilly USA, LLC (determined to be joint employers) alleging they engaged in age discrimination.

On June 26, 2023, the parties settled the matter for $2.4 million to “fully and finally resolve the claims asserted by the EEOC.”

And join us for the "Age Discrimination in Employment" webcast listed below.

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Click here read what went wrong & tips for avoiding similar pitfalls.  

U.S. DOL Publishes Updated FMLA Notice Forms

If you are using the DOL's FMLA Notice Forms and observed an expiration date of June 30, 2023, the DOL has published updated forms.

Click here to access the updated forms.

And join us for the "FMLA Update" webcast listed below for more updates.


  • Wednesday, August 23rd, "FMLA Update" (webcast) 10:00 - 11:15 a.m. ET., pre-approved by HRCI and SHRM for 1.25 credits.

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  • "Documentation Issues for (HR) Managers" (including a review of the three, new Form I-9 Rules), pre-approved by SHRM & HRCI for 1.25 credits. 96% of attendees rated the program as "Excellent" or "Above Average."

  • ...and lots more!
Click here for a full listing of upcoming and (scroll down for) archived events!
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