I-9, FMLA, ADA overhaul: Are you ready?

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The year that the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) predicts will carry “the most sweeping HR-related changes in 30 years” starts with a bang in January 2009 as HR professionals must adapt to important changes to two key employment laws—the FMLA and the ADA—and replace their I-9 forms.

The arrival of the Obama administration and Democrat-heavy Congress is forecast to spark several changes to U.S. employment law. But this month’s changes come courtesy of end-of-term Bush administration revisions.

On the paperwork front, you’ll need to begin using the government’s updated Form I-9 by Feb 2. The revised form was released last month.

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA):
On Jan. 16, the first-ever regulatory changes to the FMLA take effect. While some changes favor employers, others make compliance a bit trickier. Some of the most important revisions:

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