Fenner, Melstrom & Dooling PLC
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We are your strategists, advisors and confidants.
We treat your business like our own: spending time at your facilities, participating in your planning and assigning senior professionals to guide you.
Our ultimate goal is to help you make more money. Working with us, you will learn to increase earnings and keep more for yourself.
New Administration Brings the Possibility of Mandatory E-Verify
2017 has already brought changes to the payroll process: Michigan’s minimum wage has been raised to $8.90 per hour and Form I-9 has been updated for newly hired employees. There are also some changes still to come, including modifications to the Affordable Care Act, new overtime rules, and the possibility of an E-Verify mandate from the new administration.
E-Verify is an internet based system that compares information from an employee’s Form I-9 to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment eligibility. Employers submit information from a new hire’s I-9 through E-Verify, and the system matches government records to determine whether the new hire is authorized to work in the United States.
The program is available for use now and has existed under its current name since 2007. For the time being, it is voluntary for most employers. Some states have already passed legislation requiring the use of E-Verify when hiring any employee. Other states only require the program when hiring government employees. As of November 2016, ...