- Written by Jacquelyn E Larson
As promised, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) released the latest revision to the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The latest version can be downloaded at the USCIS's website, available here: https://www.uscis.gov/i-9.
As noted previously by The Saqui Law Group [link: http://laborcounselors.com/news-resources/news/19-general-legal-updates/285-inquiring-minds-want-to-know-the-new-i-9-form], employers can continue using the old version of the Form I-9 until January 21, 2017. However, beginning January 22, 2017, employers must begin using the revised Form I-9 for new employees.
- Written by Joseph P. Sbuttoni
The Regional Director for NLRB Region 31 in Los Angeles recently crippled a Teamsters Joint Council 42’s organizing drive by rejecting the Union’s proposed “micro-Unit” of a single classification of drivers employed by Golden State Overnite Delivery Service.
Golden State Overnight Delivery Service operates a parcel/package pickup and delivery service out of 3 service hubs, in Visalia, Ontario and Sun Valley. Golden State employs both drivers who own and operate their own delivery trucks, and drivers who operate company-owned vehicles only.
On October 5, 2016, Teamsters Joint Council 42 filed a petition with NLRB Region 31 seeking to organize (and represent) a “micro-unit” of only the company drivers based out of the Sun Valley hub. By doing so, the Teamsters sought to EXCLUDE the Sun Valley drivers who operated personally-owned vehicles, rather than those owned by the Company.