Hiring new employees is always an exciting milestone in any church, but it can also be overwhelming. We know you are doing the right thing by ensuring tax and payroll accuracy with your payroll. Now it’s time to confirm you are in compliance with the other federal and state regulations. Here are two things you need to know about HR. ·         Properly Verify Your Employee’s Eligibility Federal law requires you to verify an employee’s eligibility to work in the United States. Within three days of hiring an employee, you need to complete Form I-9 and examine documents to confirm your employee’s eligibility to work in the United States. Effective May 7, a new form is required. Best practice is to store all I-9 forms together in a file separate from your employee’s HR personnel file. ·         Tell Your State about New Employees All states require you to report new employees within 20 days of hire, which aids the state in collecting child support, monitoring unemployment compensation, and administering other public programs.

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