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About Nancy McDermott, JD

Nancy McDermott, JD
Senior Content Specialist, Legal
Phone: 8605100100


Nancy R. McDermott has more than 17 years’ experience as a legal writer and editor. She writes and edits The Personnel Advisor, a human resources reference manual covering state and federal employment laws that assists employers in complying with their legal obligations and provides quick answers to commonly asked questions in any workplace. She also publishes The Personnel Advisor e-newsletters and is responsible for the design, development, and data maintenance of the Personnel Advisor HR website. She has also worked as a Court Watch Research Analyst for Texas Watch, a grass-roots organization, and for the Texas Legal Services Center, conducting legal research. Nancy earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and her law degree from Vermont Law School.

Recent articles by Nancy McDermott, JD

  • Form I-9 In-Person Verification Deferred During COVID-19 Crisis

    In light of the unusual state of current affairs employers are facing due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced it will exercise discretion to defer the “in-person” requirements associated with Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9).

  • At Last! USCIS Releases a New Form I-9

    Since August 31, 2019—the date that the previous Form I-9 expired—employers have been expressing their concerns and asking us whether they should continue to use the expired form for employment eligibility verification.

  • USCIS Issues Guidance on Expired Form I-9

    The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently issued a statement regarding the current “Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification,” which expired on August 31, 2019.

  • Austin's Paid Sick Leave Temporarily on Hold

    On August 17, 2018, a Texas appeals court issued an order temporarily blocking Austin’s paid sick leave ordinance. The ordinance, which was scheduled to take effect on October 1, will remain on hold while legal challenges to the law are being fought in court.


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