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Form I-9 and E-Verify Best Practices for Compliance

The Form I-9 process can have serious consequences for employers if it is not managed properly. In fact, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) almost doubled in sizethe fine amounts for I-9 violations in August 2016. In the latest PreCheck white paper, “The Form I-9 and E-Verify: Keys to Compliance,” immigration attorney Nicole A. Kersey discusses the latest […]

Avoiding an ICE Raid

Donald J. Trump’s presidency has brought with it a flurry of immigration-related activity. A topic that could have an immediate impact on workplaces is Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids. The second-largest federal law enforcement agency is responsible for enforcing federal laws concerning border control, customs, and trade and immigration. Recent ICE raids have targeted […]

Five Steps to Immigration & Hiring Compliance

Although the hiring of undocumented workers and employment discrimination is prohibited by the Immigration Reform and Control Act, the requirements for documentation and completing the Form I-9 can be confusing. Employers should consider the following steps during the hiring process to avoid penalties. Verify identity using acceptable documents that meet the proof of identity requirement. […]

E-Verify for Federal Contractors

E-Verify is a mandatory program for employers with federal contracts that contain the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) E-Verify clause. The free web-based service provides electronic verification of employment authorization. After entering information from the applicant’s I-9, E-Verify will provide one of the following results: 1. Employment Authorized, 2. Tentative Nonconfirmation (TNC) or 3. DHS Verification […]

Staffing Company Escapes Potential $1.4 Million Form I-9 Penalty

Employers of all sizes may hire hundreds or thousands of employees every year, each of whom must properly complete a Form I-9 on time, as required by law. Organizations want to avoid the potentially crippling fines and penalties if a violation is discovered by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) auditors. Although complex to […]

E-Verify and Disposal of Historic Records

Organizations that have been using E-Verify for more than 10 years or E-Verify Employer Agents whose cases date back to more than 10 years should be aware of the Historic Records Fact Report and Fact Sheet. Of highest importance is information regarding the disposal of historic records. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) must annually […]

It’s Here! The New Form I-9

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has issued the revised Employment Verification form (Form I-9). All employers must complete a new Form I-9 for each new hire within three business days of hire. The new form must be exclusively used by Jan. 22, 2017. Employers may use the current version of the form, dated 03/08/2013, or […]

E-Verify Lands Potato Company in Hot Water

Employers have a responsibility to ensure that the Form I-9 is completed properly and on time in order to be sure they are hiring a legal workforce and avoiding discrimination against any work-authorized individual based on citizenship, immigration status, or national origin. The Justice Department recently filed a lawsuit against two Washington-based potato companies for […]

New Proposed Rule Reflects Increase In I-9 Anti-Discrimination Enforcement

On August 15, 2016, the Department of Justice published a proposed rule which promises to make several important changes to the agency’s investigation and prosecution of I-9 related discriminatory activities. As many HR managers are now acutely aware, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has been aggressively pursuing employers for “unfair immigration-related employment practices” which often occur in […]

The Expired Form I-9: What Employers Need to Know about the Proposed Smarter Form

The new “Smart” Form version of the Form I-9, which must be completed by all new hires within their first three days of work, has been updated to eliminate costly fines for errors submitted on the form. Key highlights include an evaluation of the number of digits entered for social security numbers; the use of […]

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