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DHS Ends Temporary COVID-19 Policy for Form I-9 Expired Documents

DHS Ends Temporary COVID-19 Policy for Form I-9 On May 1, 2022, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) ended the COVID-19 Temporary Policy for List B Identity Documents. As a result, employers are no longer allowed to accept expired List B documents when individuals fill out their Form I-9. In addition, if an employee presented an expired List B document between May 1, 2020, and April 30, 2022, employers are required to update their Form I-9 by July 31, 2022.


IRS Raises Mileage Rates for Second Half of 2022

IRS raises milage ratesFor the first time since 2011, the IRS raises mileage rates in a midyear adjustment to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business and other specific purposes. The agency said the change is in recognition of recent gasoline price increases.


Hiring Process HR Toolkit

Hiring Process HR ToolkitThe hiring process is one of the most important and complex tasks facing employers. Not only must employers ensure they have made the best effort to find the most qualified candidate, they must also ensure they’ve complied with both state and federal anti-discrimination laws at each stage of the hiring process. Additionally, the hiring process is a lengthy undertaking that typically involves drafting a job description, recruiting, screening, selecting, hiring and onboarding.


5 Tips for Maximizing Your HSA

Georgia Workers Compensation StatutesHealth savings accounts (HSAs) are a great tool for helping manage your out-of-pocket health care expenses. Follow these five strategies below to make sure you are getting the most out of your HSA account.


New HIPAA Privacy Guidance for Reproductive Health Care

Privacy Guidance for Reproductive Health CareIn the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which allows states to regulate and prohibit abortion, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued new guidance regarding HIPAA’s privacy protections for reproductive health care. The guidance focuses on health care providers’ obligation under the HIPAA Privacy Rule to safeguard the privacy of patients’ protected health information (PHI) related to reproductive health care, including abortions.


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