Tag: Government shutdown

Now that the partial government shutdown has ended, E-Verify operations have resumed. Employers understandably have questions on how to proceed for cases that could not be entered or updated while E-Verify was unavailable. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has posted an update online, including instructions for next steps. Employers that participate in E-Verify must…

Snow Day Reading List

What We’re Reading – January 2019 We scour the web for interesting and actionable HR news and information, so you don’t have to. Here are eight curated stories perfect for snow day reading. (Or, if you are in a part of the country not currently in the midst of a polar vortex and under a…

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it is closed because of the federal government shutdown. During this period of federal closure, a limited number of EEOC services are available. Staff will not be available to answer questions from the public or to respond to correspondence from the public. The EEOC will accept charges that…

On December 22, 2018 the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posted notice that due to the lapse in federal funding the E-Verify website will not be actively managed and will not be updated until funding resumes. Although some online resources will remain available for employers or employees to…

Question: Do VETS-100 reports need to be filed on time with the government shutdown? Answer: According to the Department of Labor, yes.  While the Customer Support Contact Center will be unavailable for inquiries and customer support assistance, the VETS 100 and VETS 100A reports can be filed online.  The filing deadline for VETS 100 and 100A reports…

Question: What are the statuses of the federal agencies impacted by the government shutdown? Answer:  As of October 1,, 2013, the following federal agency activities impacting employment regulation are as follows: Department of Labor:  Most of the DOL’s activities are curtailed, with only essential personnel in place.  Many of the Agency’s functions, as well as…