As of January 2013, it wasn’t only a number of laws that changed, but certain forms and poster disclosures as well.
Are you using the correct forms?
Effective May 7, 2013 new Employment Eligibility Verification Forms I-9’s are required to be used. The new revised form was published March 8, 2013 and can be found here. Starting in May, any employer hiring a new employee needs to use this revised form.
FMLA Posters and Forms
Effective March 8, 2013, employers must ensure that they post the new Family and Medical Leave Act Poster (FMLA) and updated FMLA notice and certification forms. The Forms can be found here. To ensure compliance, make sure the poster is posted in the appropriate place in your office.
FCRA Forms and Enforcement AgencyEffective January 1, 2013, employers who use a third-party service (such as Small Business Compliance Services, Inc.) to conduct background checks on applicants or new hires are required to provide three revised notices under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA):
- Summary of Consumer Rights:
- Notice to Users of Consumer Reports of Their Obligations;
- Notice of Furnisher of Information of Their Obligations.
The forms can be found here.
Additionally the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has become the new enforcement agency for the FCRA. CFPB is replacing the Federal Trade Commission. A result of the change is that now both private individuals and the CFPB can bring claims for negligent violations of the FCRA; seeking damages and attorneys fees and for willful violations punitive damages.