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New I-9 FAQs on Transgender Employees, E-Verify Time Zone Issues, Closing Cases, and More!

There used to be a time (not so long ago) when Form I-9 policy changes occurred at a glacier’s pace. Every so often, the USCIS (formerly INS) would issue a new Form I-9 Handbook (known as the M-274), which featured frequently asked questions on...

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$95 Million Penalty Reveals the Dangers of remaining “Willfully Blind” to I-9 Compliance Problems

If you’ve ever undertaken a review of your I-9 compliance policies and procedures, inevitably someone will ask the question that everyone is afraid to address: what’s the worst that can happen if we throw caution to the wind instead of confronting potential I-9...

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Top Three Strategies for Managing I-9 Obligations in the Wake of DACA Termination

One of the biggest mistakes in the HR compliance world is thinking that the I-9 is always just a “one and done” type of form that can be safely stored (and forgotten) once your new hire has been brought onboard. The reality is much...

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ICE Announces up to Five-Fold Increase in Form I-9 Worksite Inspections

On Tuesday, October 17th, the Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that a significant increase in worksite related investigations will be coming to employers...

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USCIS Publishes Latest Round of Form I-9 Questions and Answers

As many HR managers are keenly aware, the rules relating to Form I-9 completion are constantly changing (some would say, evolving), due in large part to the increasing attention being paid to employment eligibility verification in the US. For sure, the I-9 has been around...

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The July 2017 Edition of the Form I-9: What Employers Need to Know

Today, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published yet another version of the Form I-9, a document which is often lovingly referred to as HR’s most favorite employee onboarding form. This latest incantation of the Form I-9 is marked with a July 17, 2017 version...

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E-Verify to begin checking Wyoming Driver’s Licenses and State ID Cards

The E-Verify system will soon begin checking Wyoming Driver’s Licenses and State ID cards as part of its ongoing initiative to reduce fraud during the employment eligibility verification process. Once implemented, Wyoming will be the eighth state to join the Records and Information from...

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The Year in Review: Form I-9 Penalty Decisions in 2016

[Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is courtesy of Bruce E. Buchanan, an attorney at the Nashville and Atlanta offices of Sebelist Buchanan Law PLLC. As he has done in years past, Bruce discusses some important I-9 penalty decisions published during the past year.]

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Court rejects electronic I-9 signature argument

If you’re currently using (or considering) software to electronically complete your I-9s, you’ll inevitably face an important logistical question with legal implications: can you electronically sign your I-9s and still be in compliance with the law? At first glance, the answer...

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