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May Holidays
  • Wednesday May 8th: Truman Day-Missouri
  • Friday May 10th: Confederate Memorial Day-South Carolina
  • Monday May 27th: Memorial Day
International
  • Wednesday, May 1st: All Countries: Celebration of May Day/Labour Day; Japan: Accession of New Emperor
  • Thursday, May 2nd: China/Jordan/Serbia: Labour Day Holiday; Japan - Public Holiday; Spain - Community Festival of Madrid
  • Friday, May 3rd: China - Labour Day; Japan/Poland - Constitution Day
  • Monday, May 6th: Australia - Labour Day; Japan - Children's Day; Malaysia - Beginning of Ramadan; Thailand - H.M. King's Coronation; United Kingdom - Early May Bank Holiday
  • Tuesday, May 7th: Belarus - Commemoration Day; India - Basava Jayanthi - Parashurama Jayanti; Malaysia - The Sultan of Pahang Hol
  • Wednesday, May 8th: South Africa - Public Holiday; Czech republic - Liberation day; France - V-E Day; Ukraine - Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation
  • Thursday, May 9th: Belarus/Israel/Russia/Ukraine - Victory Day; India - Birthday of Rabindra Nath Tagore; Thailand - Royal Ploughing ceremony
  • Friday, May 10th: Mexico - Mother's Day
  • Wednesday, May 15th: Spain - Feast of St. Isidro
  • Thursday, May 16th: India - State Day
  • Friday, May 17th: Spain - Galician Literature Day
  • Monday, May 20th: Canada - National Patriots Day & Victoria Day; Singapore - Vesak Day; Thailand - Visahka Bucha Day
  • Wednesday, May 22nd: Malaysia - Nuzul Quran
  • Monday, May 27th: Australia - Reconciliation Day; United Kingdom - Spring Bank Holiday
  • Thursday, May 30th: Christians throughout the world will observe Ascension Day; Malaysia - Harvest Festival
  • Friday, May 31st: India (regional) - Harvest Festival; Spain (regional) - Castilla-La Mancha

Due to the political turmoil and unrest in Venezuela, all services have been temporarily suspend. We do not know how long this will last, but we will communicate updates as we get them.

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.