Monthly Archives: January 2017

Receive Required SHRM and HRCI Credits

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The Law and Management Resource Center is recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as a preferred Recertification Provider for Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM and SHRM-SCPSM credentials. All of our programs are preapproved for credit.

Earn required SHRM and HRCI (HR Certification Institute) credits and maintain your SHRM and HRCI credentials by attending our programs! For more information about our upcoming programs and to register, check out our Upcoming Events Page.

New Form I-9 Teleconference

You’re Invited! NEW FORM I-9 Teleconference Follow-Up to January 12 Program

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to participate in a stakeholder teleconference on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to discuss the Revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. During the session, representatives from USCIS will review the enhancements included in the revised Form I-9, discuss employment eligibility verification best practices, and answer questions about each section of the form.

Effective January 22, 2017, employers must use the revised Form I-9 to verify the identity and work eligibility of every new employee hired after November 6, 1986. For more information visit I-9 Central.

To Register:

  1. Visit Registration page;
  2. Enter your email address and select “Submit”;
  3. Select “Subscriber Preferences”;
  4. Select the “Event Registration” tab;
  5. Provide your full name and organization, if any; and
  6. Complete the questions and select “Submit.”

Once we process your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with additional details.

If you have any questions or have not received a confirmation email within two business days, please email

Note to Media Organizations: This engagement is not for press purposes. Please contact the USCIS Press Office at 202-272-1200 for any media inquiries.


Test Your Knowledge January 25, 2017

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  1. True or False: Asking a job applicant how he/she acquired the ability to speak, read or write a foreign language could lead to a discrimination claim against an employer.
  2. True or False: An employer can withdraw an offer of employment after receiving the results of a medical examination if the results demonstrate that the applicant’s employment would endanger health or safety in the workplace without considering possible accommodation to the applicant and whether such accommodation could eradicate the danger to health or safety.
  3. True or False: California employers can prohibit marijuana use in the workplace despite the passing of California’s Proposition 64 which legalized the recreational use of marijuana by adults 21 and older.


  1. True;
  2. False;
  3. True

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Test Your Knowledge January 11, 2017

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  1. True or False: The “good faith personnel action” defense can successfully bar the claim of an employee seeking compensation for physical symptoms (e.g., migraine headaches, intestinal problems) directly connected to a work-related stress injury claim asserting psychological injury if the alleged injury was suffered as a result of a good faith personnel action.
  2. True or False: For purposes of determining the correct amount of overtime pay due, a cash payment provided to an employee in lieu of health benefits must be included in calculating the employee’s regular rate of pay.
  3. True or False: Payment of a shift differential (higher rate of pay) to employees who work an undesirable schedule (e.g. “graveyard” shift) is required by law.


  1. True;
  2. True;
  3. False

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Free 2017 California Employment Law Update – Don’t Miss It!

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It’s important for all employers to stay up-to-date on employment laws. Click here: Free 2017 California Employment Law Update, to find our what’s new! For help with your employment law and human resource concerns, contact Jillian Bruni, MBA at or 858-753-1775.

New Form I-9

NEW FORM I-9: Employment Eligibility Verification Requirements Effective 1-22-17


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January 12, 2017
Luncheon and Presentation – Noon to 1:30 p.m.
(Check-In and Networking – 11:30 a.m. to Noon)

Carmen Jacobsen, Special Agent
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) 
Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
with Madeline Kristoff, Community Relations Officer
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

What’s New:
Beginning on 1-22-17, employers must use a new Form I-9 for Employment Eligibility Verification. The new form has been issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Attend this presentation and learn about the new form, new prompts to ensure correct entry of information and the new specific instructions required for each field section.

Why Someone from Your Business Should Attend:
• Criminal and civil penalties can be imposed against those who knowingly hire or continue to employ individuals who are not authorized to work.
• All employers are required to verify each new hire’s employment eligibility by completing a Form I-9 within three business days of the employee’s first day of employment.
• Complete compliance with Form I-9 requirements is an essential business practice. Errors in completing Form I-9s can be very costly and employers are advised to ensure absolute compliance.

Where: Bernardo Heights Country Club – 16066 Bernardo Heights Pkwy., San Diego

Cost (includes lunch): $55/person (LMRC Ambassadors receive a $10 discount off of these prices)


Please feel free to pass this invitation along to others who may be interested in attending!

SHRM Credits: The Law and Management Resource Center is recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as a Recertification Provider for Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM and SHRM-SCPSM credentials, you can receive required SHRM credits and maintain your credentials by this and our other Human Resource programs.

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