IMMIGRATION & E-VERIFY ARTICLE INDEX FOR 2022 FROM THE BACKGROUND BUZZ
January | National: Critical complications can be presented through the simple task of writing a last name on an I-9 form.
February | National: It is important for employers to becoming familiar with helpful action items and resources pertaining to E-Verify and hiring H-1B foreign workers.
April | Washington & Oregon: An audit found a staffing company to be in violation of several Form I-9 regulations, leading to a $1.5M fine.
April | Washington & Oregon: A staffing company was ordered to pay a $1.5M fine for breaking the rules for Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification.
May | National: ICE has announced a six-month extension of the remote I-9 inspection allowance.
May | National: E-Verify has announced an update to a service that affects the numbering system federal contractors have used in the past.
May | National: With the increase in investigations regarding I-9 compliance, employers must be proactive to ensure compliancy.
June | National: The DHS plans to issue a proposed rule that will allow virtual document examination options for reviewing the I-9.
June | Tennessee: Private employers with at least 35 employees will be required to use E-Verify and maintain case results.
July | National: The USCIS has announced that the SSA will resume processing E-Verify mismatches.
July | National: The USCIS has announced a second public comment period for HR and other stakeholders regarding revisions to the Form I-9.
August | National: The DHS has published a rule on the remote I-9 inspection flexibilities for employers.
August | National: Employees who presented an expired List B Identity document between May 1, 2020, and April 30, 2022, must provide an unexpired document.
August | National: Employers are now permanently allowed to review Form I-9 identification documents remotely.
August | National: E-Verify has released several new features that address existing duplicate cases and reduce overall case processing time.