High Inflation Pushes I-9 Civil Penalties Up by 7.7%

January | National: The DHS has announced an increase in the civil penalties that can be assessed against employers for failing to complete their I-9s as required under the law. 


What’s in a Name? Helping Resolve From I-9 Document Discrepancies 

January | National: Section 1 of the I-9 form is seemingly the most error-free section, but discrepancies with what is written on the form and the provided documents is a big problem. 


Form I-9 Remote Flexibility Ends July 31, 2023 – 5 Things to Keep in Mind 

February | National: Remote completion flexibilities for Form I-9 will expire on July 31, 2023. 


E-Verify Records Retention and Disposal 

March | National: E-Verify employers have until June 23, 2023, to download case information from the Historic Records Report before USCIS disposes of records that are more than 10 years old. 


Florida Poised to Mandate Use of E-Verify for Private Employers 

May | Florida: A bill has been passed that, if enacted would require private employers with 25 or more employees to use the federal E-Verify system to verify the employment eligibility of newly hired employees. 


Illinois Legislature Advances Proposed Amendment to Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act 

May | Illinois: Senate Bill 1515, if enacted, would mandate a specified process employers would need to follow if they take an adverse employment against an employee because of a discrepancy between an employee’s name or social security number. 


DHS Ending Flexibilities That Permit Employers to Remotely Verify Documentation for New Hires 

May | National: USCIS has given employers 30 days to reach compliance with Form I-9 requirements after pandemic flexibilities sunset on July 31, 2023. 


ICE Reinstates Employers’ Duty to Inspect I-9 Documents in Person 

June | National: Employers must resume in-person physical inspection of I-9 documents after July 31, 2023. 


Justice Department Secures Settlement with Domino’s Pizza Franchise to Resolve Immigration-Related Discrimination Case 

July | National: The Justice Department has won a case against Treacy Enterprises Inc. in which it alleged the company violated the Immigration and Nationality Act. 


USCIS Announces New Form I-9, Will Allow Permanent Remote Review for E-Verify Users 

July | National: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced an updated Form I-9 and published a rule allowing remote view for E-Verify users. 


Next Version of E-Verify Will Bring Big Changes 

October | National: E-Verify NextGen combines the Form I-9 process with E-Verify and shifts much of the work to the employee.


Justice Department Secures Agreement with Janitorial Services Company to Resolve Immigration-Related Discrimination Claims 

October | Florida: Greene Kleen of South Florida Inc. has been ordered to pay $140,000 in civil penalties and train its employees on the INA’s anti-discrimination requirements after being found to have violated the Immigration and Nationality Act.