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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...

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USCIS issues new warning on pre-populating section 1 of Electronic I-9s

Today, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published guidance on a frequently problematic area of I-9 compliance – the automation or “pre-population” of employee data into section 1 of an electronic I-9. In a nutshell, the USCIS is now stating (quite clearly and...

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Form I-9 Alert: TPS benefits will be ending for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone

As many employers are keenly aware, there are a myriad of “special” Form I-9 rules and procedures for new hires and existing employees who possess temporary work authorization. The Form I-9 handbook (M-274) and I-9 Central website include a detailed (but not exhaustive) list...

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New Proposed Rule Reflects Increase in I-9 Anti-Discrimination Enforcement

On August 15, 2016, the Department of Justice published a proposed rule which promises to make several important changes to the agency’s investigation and prosecution of I-9 related discriminatory...

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USCIS confirms that current Form I-9 will be valid until January 21, 2017

Yesterday, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a notice on their “What’s New” page, confirming the timing of the newly redesigned Form I-9 while also explicitly noting the ultimate deadline that employers will face early next year.

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