Chinese Manufacturing Coming Stateside

Yen article

Call it a reversal of fortune – the outflow of manufacturing and manufacturing jobs from the U.S. to China has shifted back on itself, and a wave of manufacturing has come back our way.

What’s caused this change in the weather? Well for one thing, the renminbi has been struggling, and global investors are looking to China to come up with some sort of stimulus package that will shore up the renminbi’s value. Part of that stimulus package is the reshoring of manufacturing jobs. 
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Answers to the Top 5 Questions about Undocumented Workers in the Workforce

Undocumented worker article

According to the Department of Homeland Security, undocumented immigrants make up 3.5% of the United States’ population, and that number is steadily growing. Many of these individuals and families come to the USA in the hope of finding work, but there are many laws that keep them from doing so. Today, we answer five of the top questions that you need to know to keep you a safe, fair, and legal employer.

What documents are required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) for new hire verification?
Employees must provide employers with documents that show (1) identity and (2) employment eligibility. Employees must also complete Form I-9 attesting under penalty of perjury that they are either U.S. nationals or aliens authorized to work in the United States. When completing Section 2, either one “List A” document or one each of documents from “List B” and “List C” must be provided. “List A” documents include U.S. passports and prove both identity and employment eligibility; “List B” documents include state-issued driver’s licenses, which prove only identity; and “List C” documents, such as a Social Security cards, prove only employment eligibility.[1] Any discrepancies in these documents aren’t immediate grounds for termination, but specific actions must be taken at that point to validate employment status. 
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Merry Christmas!

Insured Solutions will be closed on Friday, December 25th for Christmas, and will reopen on Monday, December 28th. May you and your family have a wonderful holiday! 
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Staying Safe in a Confined Space

Confined Space

Did you know that between permit-required and non-permit-required, there are nearly 6 million confined spaces in the country? Just thinking about that number is enough to give anyone claustrophobia!

Because there are so many of these confined spaces around, we thought we should share the three most important safety elements in those spaces: training, testing, and rescue preparedness. 
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