Labor and Insights February 2017 eNewsletter
Labor and Insights February 2017 eNewsletter

Feature Article
What to Do When OSHA is at Your Door

You arrive at work bright and early, only to find that someone beat you there – OSHA is waiting to perform an inspection. Now what? Many employers think they have little say in what happens next. Actually, employers have many choices to make, starting as soon as OSHA arrives.

The first step is simply bringing the compliance officer to a conference room or other appropriate location. You should select a location that is private and located close to the entrance, so you do not have to walk the compliance officer through any more of your facility than necessary. If the compliance officer happens to see something that may be a violation, this could provide the basis for a citation and/or expansion of the inspection.

Read on.

Tip of the Month
3 Tips for Developing First Time Managers

Whilst there are many things which can influence the success of your team, a great manager is a key factor when it comes to keeping people motivated and on the road to success, either as individuals, a team, or an organization. An effective manager can make all the difference between a successful team and one that falls short: management accounts for 70% of the variance in employee engagement, which hugely impacts all aspects of workplace performance.

As such an important influence, it’s key that managers, especially those in their first management role, feel they have all the resources and knowledge available to them to help drive their team towards success.

Read on.

Q & A
Recruiting Reality Check

A couple of my hiring managers are disconnected from the reality of our current labor market–they still want to compare several top candidates before making a decision. We’re losing great candidates because it’s taking too long to try to find more candidates to compare. How do I help them understand we need to move smarter and faster?

We understand your frustration, and you’re not alone! Since you’re in the trenches of daily recruiting, you know firsthand how quickly great candidates are getting snatched up by competitors who are able to move faster in their selection process. You probably also noticed that it’s more difficult to find viable candidates for many positions because the available labor pool is small.

Read on.

Legal Updates
Employers Must Now Use New I-9 Form

Last November, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") announced an updated Form I-9 for employers to use in verifying the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. Although some employers may have forgotten this news, which came on the heels of the election and right before the holiday season, it is important to remember that the updated form must be used as of January 22, 2017.

There are several important developments to note regarding the updated Form I-9, which can be found here. First, the instructions for Form I-9, which are more detailed than before, are now separate from the form itself.

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EEOC Explains Workplace Rights For Employees With Mental Health Conditions

Late last year, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a "resource document" aimed at employees entitled "Depression, PTSD and Other Mental Health Conditions in the Workplace: Your Legal Rights." While the document does not break new ground, it clarifies some important issues under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Employers should familiarize themselves with its contents.

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Volume II
Issue IX
February 2017
In This Issue

What to Do When OSHA
is at Your Door

Developing First Time

> Q & A
Recruiting Reality Check

New I-9 Form

Workplace Rights For
Employees With Mental
Health Conditions

Request and Employee

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