Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey recently sent an email to his employees announcing that Twitter employees may work from home permanently, even after the COVID-19 pandemic is over. Chances are that more and more tech companies and other industries are going to follow Dorsey’s lead considering the benefits on both sides. As working from home becomes the “new normal” for tech companies, what kind of impact will this have from a hiring and compliance standpoint?

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The Basics

The Form I-9 is a federally mandated, two-page document used for verifying the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment within the United States. Every employer is responsible for ensuring proper completion of the Form I-9 for all individuals hired for employment in the United States. Once completed, employers must retain these forms for a designated period of time for the purpose of future inspections sanctioned by the U.S. government.

 

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