Here are some recently-implemented requirements you should be aware of.
Revised I-9 Form Now Available
On July 17, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a revised version of the Employment Eligibility Verification form, Form I-9. Employers may continue to use the existing form, with a revision date of 11/14/16 through September 17, 2017. As of September 18, employers must use the new form with a revision date of 07/17/17. Existing storage and retention rules still apply.
The revised I-9 form contains some minor changes to wording, as well as changes to Acceptable Documents List C. All changes are documented in the revised Handbook for Employers: Guidance for Completing Form I-9.
New Domestic Violence Employee Notice Required
As of July 1, employers with 25 or more employees are required to inform all employees, in writing, about protections for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking. The notice is a requirement of California Assembly Bill 2337, which was signed by Governor Jerry Brown last September, and outlines protections under Labor Code Sections 230 and 230.1. The California Labor Commissioner recently published a sample notice. The notice contains information on victims’ rights to accommodation and protections against discrimination and retaliation.