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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:
- Direct contact with doctor allowed. Employers can ...(register to read more)
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