HCM Insights August 2023

HCM Insights August 2023

Upcoming Holidays

Labor Day

Labor DayIn observance of Labor Day, CBIZ HCM offices will be closed on Monday, September 4, 2023. Labor Day is a Federal Reserve Bank Holiday, which means payroll draft dates may need to be adjusted.

Important Payroll Deadlines

Check Date

Check Processing Date

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Thursday, August 31, 2023

Wednesday, September 6, 2023        

Friday, September 1, 2023



Updated Form I-9 Offers Remote Verification Option

Workers Comp

The U.S. Citizens and Immigration Service has rolled out a new version of Form I-9 that offers employers more remote verification options, which, in some cases, may be used to meet the August physical examination inspection deadline. Employers who used E-Verify during the COVID-19 flexibilities period (March 20, 2020, to July 31, 2023) and created E-Verify cases for employees whose documents were examined during that time may choose to use the new remote verification option to satisfy the physical document examination requirement.


Religious Accommodation Ruling Impacts Employers

Employee Benefits

A Supreme Court decision in Groff v. DeJoy has redefined the criteria an employer should use in determining when they must provide religious accommodation to an employee, making it more difficult for employers to deny religious accommodations based on undue hardship.

In essence, the decision in Groff v. DeJoy provided a new interpretation of what constitutes an undue hardship on an employer.


In Your State

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Connecticut - Adds Mental Health as Reason to Take Sick Leave

Illinois - Paid Sick Leave for Any Reason

Minnesota - Expands Parental Leave Act

Maine - Joins the Paid Leave Bandwagon


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