On Nov. 14, 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, issued an updated version of Form I-9: Employment Eligibility Verification (I-9 Form). Under federal law, every employer that recruits, refers for a fee or hires an individual for employment in the United States must complete an I-9 Form.
Archives for November 2016
After hard-fought campaigns by both candidates, Republican candidate Donald Trump has been elected the 45th president of the United States. Trump’s victory in the election, along with Republican majorities retained in both the Senate and House of Representatives, will likely have a significant impact on a number of compliance issues over the next four years.
During his campaign, Trump called for a repeal of President Barack Obama’s hallmark health care reform legislation, the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In addition, Trump’s victory raises uncertainty over the future of other policies enacted under President Obama, including the new overtime requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) recently released final versions of the 2016 Forms 1094-C and 1095-C and
associated instructions. These forms will be used in early 2017 by Applicable Large Employers (“ALEs”) to report whether
the ALE offered (or did not offer) a full-time employee (“FTE”) health insurance coverage during the calendar year.
Additionally, for ALEs with self-insured plans, these Forms reflect coverage provided under a self-insured group health
plan to individuals (FTEs and non-FTEs) during calendar year 2016. Generally, the forms and instructions are substantially
similar to their draft versions and the 2015 forms, with the exception of two new reporting codes, removal of certain
transition relief that is no longer available and additional clarifications contained in the instructions.