Thursday, August 16, 2007

Though some stories have focused on the anxiety of employers over the announced new worker verification rules, some employers are, according to some sources, more hopeful about the new rules:

Several employer groups supported the new no-match rules, saying the revisions provide a set of guidelines that employers have never had.

“Employers never really knew what to do when they received these letters, so they generally just ignored them,” said Mike Aitken, director of governmental affairs for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). “The new rules now provide a clear outline of what employers must do when they get these letters and how to comply with the law.”