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USCIS Releases M-274 Handbook for Employers, but Form I-9 Questions Remain

On Tuesday, February 14, while many Americans were celebrating Valentine’s Day with flowers, chocolates, and romantic overtures, the USCIS delivered its own special kind of love note by publishing the long-awaited revision to the Handbook for Employers, Guidance for Completing Form I-9 (M-274). Employers around...

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H-1B Season Hits the Final Stretch for FY2018

With less than six weeks remaining until April, many immigration practitioners across the US are enduring that annual rite of passage known as the H-1B filing season. The fun usually begins in early January (or sometimes late December), when employers begin sending over their...

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UPDATE: USCIS plans to issue another Form I-9 by July 17, 2017, but Trump's regulatory freeze may postpone its release

Author’s Note: this blog (originally published on February 8th) has been updated to take into account the Trump administration’s January 20th memo ordering a freeze on all new and pending regulations (changes to the article ...

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

Employers often consider the Form I-9 verification process to be overly burdensome and downright difficult to get right – a sentiment frequently expressed by organizations of all sizes and shapes that have frequent employee turnover. Nowhere is this more evident than within the temporary staffing...

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Form I-9 Alert: Dealing with Faulty Green Cards

If you’ve ever been tasked with completing a Form I-9 on behalf of a new hire employee, you probably know that an integral part of the process is reviewing the identity and employment authorization documents which demonstrate your new hire’s eligibility to work...

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E-Verify Lands Potato Company in Hot Water

Last week, the Justice Department filed a lawsuit against two Washington-based potato companies for allegedly discriminating against non-citizens during the Form I-9 employment verification process. This latest enforcement action comes on the heels...

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Glitches and Guidance Relating to the New Form I-9

As reported earlier this week, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a brand new version of the Form I-9 which must be used by employers starting on January 22, 2017. In revising...

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USCIS Publishes New Form I-9 – Employers Must Use New Version Starting January 22

USCIS Publishes New Form I-9 – Employers Must Use New Version Starting January 22

Today, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published the long-awaited “New Form I-9,” a momentous (and slightly scary) occasion for all those HR and hiring managers who...

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How does Trump’s Presidential victory impact I-9 and E-Verify Compliance?

Donald Trump’s surprising victory in the presidential race this week raises a host of questions about how he might influence a wide variety of employer-related issues such as health plans, taxes, and international trade (to name just a few). And while...

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