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Newsletter                                   September 2017
 What does DACA Rescission mean for Employers? 
What is DACA?  

In 2012 the Obama Administration implemented, Deffered Actions for Childhood Arrivala (DACA) into play. DACA was an American immigration policy which allowed individuals who have entered the country illegally as minors to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and eligibility for a work permit. It allowed participants to legally work in the United States.  DACA applicants had to be younger than 31 years of age and they had to prove that they have lived in the United States since June 15, 2017. Also, that they had to arrive in the U.S before the age of 16. 

Why is DACA being rescinded

Led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, 9 state attorneys were urging President Trump to end the program. Asserting that the program is unlawful. In June, Paxton sent a letter to the U.S Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, asking that DACA be phased out. 

Nevertheless, given the administrative complexities that would arise
from ending the program in which almost 800,000 young people are enrolled, Sessions recommended that the DHS "wind down" the program in an efficient and orderly fashion. Because DACA was implemented through an executive action and not legislation, the current administration has broad authority to end or change the program.

Click the button below to see what this means for Employers!

Welcome Amber!  
Our newest team member

We are pleased to announce the addition of Amber Ridgeway to our HR Partners Team.  Amber was hired on as a Sales and Marketing intern in April, 2017. In August, 2017 Amber transitioned to a part-time employee focusing on business development as well as some HR responsibilities. 

Amber will graduate from Georgia Gwinnett College in December with a Bachelors of Business Administration Degree with a concentration in Marketing.

Amber has a passion for photography. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, family, and friends, and her dog, Ace. 

Please join us in welcoming Amber to our HR Partners Team!

What Do You Do as An Employer When a Natural Disaster Occurs?
When natural disasters strike, it can impact well beyond the initial couple days of the disaster.  Often times employers may be closed and/or employees unable to work due to the disaster.  When companies have to be closed, they face the dilemma of what to do about compensating their employees.  Often times companies that are not open, are not generating revenue so they can not necessarily afford to pay the employees outside of the regular pay or PTO/vacation time. 
Recommendations:  Have a policy that addresses business closures.  When creating  a policy think about: 
  • Can you compensate employees for a day or two? 
  • You can put a cap on the amount of days you would way
  • Can the employees used accrued PTO or vacation time?
  • Are all employees eligible?
To find out how you can help your employees in a natural disaster, and also, how to handle it if any of your employees are apart of the National Guard, click the button below. 

Correct I-9 form:
Please make sure you are using the new I-9 form that goes into effect on September 18, 2017. 

Fourth Quarter Prep:  
It's never too early to start prepping for any fourth quarter plans such as:
  • Preparing any 2018 HR goals/initiatives
  • Getting ready for potential January 1st Health Insurance renewal date
  • Recruiting budget, headcount evaluation to end the year
  • Annual Employee Performance Reviews 
  • Holiday Office Parties  
  • Salary Planning 
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