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with Diane Hamilton and Nilesh Patel

May 2013


Your employment contracts are not the place for a scavenger hunt

Can an offer letter be an employment contract? How about an employee handbook? Yes, they can be, but it is much better to not have that be the case. As shown by a recent Milwaukee case, without drafting the terms of a formal employment contract, there can be needless confusion and expensive litigation.

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Starting May 7, a new form required for all employers

Under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, employers have to document an employee’s identity and ability to work lawfully in the United States. As of May 7, employers will have to start using an updated version of the employment verification form, commonly referred to as Form I-9. The new version of the form must be used for all new hires, rehires, and employment authorization reverifications occurring on or after May 7.

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About This Blog

 Diane Hamilton, PCC, SPHR, is the owner and founder of Calibra, a coaching and consulting firm focused on maximizing leadership potential. Nilesh Patel is the principal attorney of the Mahadev Law Group, LLC, which focuses on human resources and employment law issues for organizations. He can be reached at Both bloggers are members of Wisconsin SHRM, which is dedicated to being the state leader in HR management and the premier source for HR expertise and resources. More information can be found at You can follow the WI SHRM blog at



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