The New I-9

After months of waiting, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office has finally announced that the revised Employment Eligibility Verification Form, Form I-9, is ready and available for immediate use. For business owners, this means the old version should no longer be used for new hires. The link to the new form can be found here. You can also …

Unintended Consequences, cont’d

Continuing with the idea that for every decision, there are both intended and unintended consequences, another type of decision to consider relates to company growth and the impact of not knowing what exactly you get when you acquire a new business. Often the prospect of expanding a business by acquiring a new one has countless factors to consider before moving …

‘Spring forward’ – carefully!

It’s that time of year! This Sunday we will set the clocks forward one hour to start Daylight Savings Time (DST). You may think this practice of adjusting the clock does not cause anyone to adjust their behavior because “it’s only an hour”, right? Consider the following: the National Sleep Foundation conducted a study in 2009 using data from the …

The Law of Unintended Consequences

Have you ever made a decision that seemed right in the beginning, only to watch it slowly morph into a nightmare over time? The Law of Unintended Consequences says that for every change or action, there are both positive consequences – which we obviously want – and negative, unintended consequences (which we obviously don’t want). How often, as a manager, …