IMMIGRATION & E-VERIFY ARTICLE INDEX FOR 2021 FROM THE BACKGROUND BUZZ
March | National: A new E-Verify policy provides employees with a “citizen mismatch” reason with the option to call the DHS to resolve their cases.
March | Florida: A new E-Verify compliance requirement makes the use of E-Verify mandatory for all government employers, contractors, and certain private employers.
October | National: A new version of the E-Verify ICA includes modifications of the duplicate case checking process and additional abilities to close a case during the scan/upload step.
October | National: The DHS has released a memo that outlines a shift in worksite enforcement strategy from the various governmental agencies that oversee I-9 and E-Verify compliance.
November | National: The DHS has imposed adjustments to a wide variety of civil monetary penalties, including Form I-9 paperwork fines.
November | National: An extensive DOJ investigation has discovered that from Jan. 1, 2018, to April 30, 2020, Ascension Health Alliance violated I-9 regulations with a custom-made platform.
December | National: Gap, Inc., has reached a settlement with the DOJ resolving claims that the company routinely discriminated against certain non-U.S. citizen employees with their I-9 verification process.
December | National: The USCIS has released a handbook to clear up confusion about I-9 retention.
December | National: The top 10 I-9 and E-Verify Compliance insights were revealed at the American Immigration Lawyers Association Employer Compliance and Worksite Enforcement Conference.