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February Holidays
  • Tuesday February 12th Lincoln's Birthday: Connecticut, Illinois, Missouri, and New York
  • Monday February 18th President's Day: Federal Holiday
International
  • Friday, February 1st: Malaysia-Federal Territory Day
  • Monday, February 4th-Sunday, February 10th: China/Hong Kong-Chinese New Year
  • Monday, February 4th: Mexico-Heroes Day Holiday; New Zealand-Nelson Anniversary Day; South Korea-Korean New Year Holiday
  • Tuesday, February 5th: India-Losar; South Korea-Korean New Year Holiday; Philippines: Chinese New Year
  • Wednesday, February 6th: New Zealand-Waitangi Day; South Korea-Korean New Year Holiday; Malaysia-Chinese New Year
  • Monday, February 11th: Japan-National Foundation Day
  • Friday, February 15th: Afghanistan-Liberation Day; India-Lui Ngai Ni
  • Monday, February 18th: Canada-Family Day
  • Tuesday, February 19th: India-Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti/Guru Ravidas Birthday
  • Wednesday, February 20th: India-Mizoram State & Statehood Day
  • Monday, February 25th: Philippines-People Power Revolution
  • Thursday, February 28th: Spain-Andalucia Day

Due to inclement weather the following states have experienced closures and delays during the week of January 28th.

ILLINOIS: Cook, Dupage, Will, Kane, Lake closed on Wednesday, January 30th and Thursday, January 31st due to below freezing weather. Expect delays and closures to continue for the remainder of the week and extend into the week of February 4th.

GEORGIA: Government ordered closure of state offices for Tuesday, January 29th in anticipation of inclement weather. Courts reopened as of Wednesday, January 30th.

MICHIGAN: Government shut down on Wednesday, January 30th and Thursday, January 31st due to below freezing weather. Expect delays and closures to continue for the remainder of the week and extend into the week of February 4th.

The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, on July 12, 2016, was adopted by the European Commission, establishing a data transfer mechanism between the two regions. The EU data protection authorities indicated in a recent statement that they will hold off for at least one year on any new challenges to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. The U.S. Department of Commerce launched its Privacy Shield website where organizations can begin self-certifying to Shield on 1 Aug. CARCO has been diligently working with counsel to be prepared to certify as soon as possible after August 1. Addendums to existing contracts between CARCO and our clients may be required to attest to the provisions of Privacy Shield and those will be sent out in the coming months. Feel free to contact your CARCO representative if you have any questions about Privacy Shield.

M-274 Handbook for Employers
Guidance for Completing New Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification Form)

For our clients who utilize CARCO's Electronic I-9/E-Verify solution, please note the following updates from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regarding Form I-94. CBP recently announced an interim final rule (IFR) in the Federal Register to automate Form I-94. Non-immigrants traveling to the US by air or sea will no longer need to complete a paper Form I-94. The interim final rule will be effective Friday, April 26, 2013.

What Clients Should Expect:

  • Foreign travelers will be directed to visit www.cbp.gov/I94 to obtain and print out an electronic Form I-94. (website currently inoperable) Employers will be presented with a computer generated printout of the applicants I-94 card. Which is the "functional equivalent" of the paper Form I-94.
  • Individuals who enter by land or require a secondary inspection as asylees, refugees and parolees will be provided a paper copy of Form I-94 by a CBP officer.Please keep in mind as the employer you will continue to see the small white card affixed to the foreign passport as CBP is not completely doing away with the I-94 card.


EEOC/FTC Joint Publication- Background Checks: What Employers Need to Know. Click here to view.

EEOC Guidance Released on Criminal History Record Checks. Click here to view.

Due to the removal of public access to court records in San Luis Obispo, CA, court record searches in this county will be delayed.

Policy Regarding Misdemeanor Records

Click to view a PDF document regarding the use of the Social Security Check section of our background report.