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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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Employer Alert: New Form I-9 Clears OMB Review Process

On August 25, 2016, the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) approved the latest revisions to the Form I-9, clearing the way for the form to be released to the public. Ever since the current version of the I-9 expired on March 31, 2016, employers have been anxiously...

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Top 5 Best Practices for Remote I-9 Compliance

Let’s begin with a simple question: if you had to identify the one most vexing and troublesome aspect of completing I-9s, what would you choose? There are so many choices out there, it might be hard to pick just one. For many employers,...

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Fifth Circuit Throws Out $226,000 I-9 Penalty Assessed Against Staffing Company

Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit released its highly anticipated decision concerning whether an employer can complete I-9 forms with “corporate” rather...

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I-9 Discrimination and Employer Audits: Lessons learned from the FBA I-9 Worksite Enforcement Conference

In our first article on the Chicago FBA Worksite Enforcement Conference in Chicago, we covered ICE Worksite Enforcement’s priorities, fines, criminal prosecutions, Electronic I-9’s, OCAHO discussions, honesty policies, and independent contractors....

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The Increasing Cost of Form I-9 Non-Compliance

Imagine it’s your first day of work in the HR department, and you’ve been given the dubious honor of “cleaning up” your employer’s Form I-9 files. Initially, visions of scattered file boxes and forms dance in your head, filled with dusty...

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Highlights from the FBA I-9 Worksite Enforcement Conference in Chicago

In April, the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association held its 10th Annual Workplace Enforcement and Immigration Conference, an all-day deep dive into the latest I-9, E-Verify, and corporate compliance issues facing employers today. With speakers ranging from top government officials to...

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