President Signs NAFTA 2.0, But Awaits Canadian Ratification

On January 29th, the President signed the USMCA free-trade agreement, sometimes known as NAFTA 2.0, which contains an extensive labor component.  The original NAFTA agreement was followed by a labor side agreement. The USMCA treaty has now been ratified by Mexico and the United States, but will not go into effect until after it is ratified by Canada.  Stay tuned for more on that!

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Employers May Use New I-9 Form For New Hires

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced that employers in the United States may start using the latest I-9 form to verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the U.S.  The latest form is dated 10/21/19. Employers may use the latest form or the form dated 07/17/17 through April 30, 2020, but starting onMay 1st they must use the latest form.  There are fillable and paper versions available at While you’re at it,…

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