Reducing the Paperwork Burden on Small Business

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This article by Frank Cania, president of driven HR – A USA Payroll Company, was originally published in The Daily Record, April 4, 2017.

On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, I had the honor and privilege to testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Committee, as part of a hearing regarding the effectiveness of the Paperwork Reduction Act (“PRA”) in reducing paperwork and reporting burdens on small businesses. The opportunity to observe, and participate in this process was an amazing experience.

My self-assumed role on the four-member panel of witnesses was adding context and a story or two to the facts and figures my distinguished peers offered. An important role because, as you’ll see, the magnitude of the data can be astonishing.

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Wait Until You Read the Chapter on I-9 Forms!

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This article was originally published in The Daily Record January 8, 2016


Someday I’m going to write a book about my experiences as an HR consultant. In fact, a quick glance at my ever-expanding notes would lead one to believe it’s more likely to be a novel. I’ve had several of those “I’m going to write a book” moments lately, predominantly because of a question I’ve been asked repeatedly: “What’s an I-9?”

Yes, I know that management at every level is barraged with legal and regulatory jargon, forms, and requirements on a daily basis. However, the I-9 form has been a federal regulatory requirement for every employee hired since November 6, 1986. That fact alone puts the I-9 form in the same category of recognition as the W-4, W-2, and the ever- Continue reading