Help for Small Business Employers
Verifying the Employment Eligibility
of Your Employees Without Committing Unlawful Discrimination.
Did you know that your business must review documentation from each new
hire to verify that he or she is eligible to work in the United States?
This obligation applies even to small businesses that employ one employee!
Did you also know that employers that verify the employment eligibility
of employees in a discriminatory manner are subject to discrimination complaints,
civil penalties, back pay awards, and attorney's fees?
Click here for simple tips to help guide businesses
through this process.
for Employers. Instructions for Completing Form I-9, Employment Eligibility
Verification Form, published by U.S. Citizenship
and Immigration Service within the Department of Homeland Security.
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Program is a cooperative
effort of the private sector, the educational community and federal,
state and local governments. It is SBA's largest resource partner
and an initiative that enhances economic development by providing
small businesses with management and technical assistance. Visit the
SBDC web site to find your local SBDC office.
The "sbdcnet" is an information clearinghouse that connects the SBDC community.
It is a joint effort of the SBDC program, the Association of SBDCs
and the University of Texas San Antonio. The information on the site
is useful for all small business operators. Information categories
include: getting started; demographics; company information; inventing;
international trade; veterans; industry research; finance; e-commerce;
home business; human resources; small business trends; business plans;
marketing; government procurement; franchise; tax and accounting;
and minority and women issues.
ELAWS is a U.S. Department of Labor web site providing employment law assistance
for workers and small businesses. The elaws Advisors are interactive
tools that provide information about Federal employment laws. Each
Advisor simulates an interaction between you and an employment law
expert. It asks questions and provides answers based on your responses.
ADA Business Connection. This site provides links for businesses
regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which is a Federal
civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities
in everyday activities.