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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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Florida Pizza Company Delivers $140,000 to Department of Justice for Alleged I-9 Violations

When HR and hiring managers think about I-9 compliance, they tend to focus on the threat of a Form I-9 audit from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) – the investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security that is responsible for policing the Form I-9...

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H-1B Practice Alert – Generating and Maintaining the Public Access File

As many immigration practitioners are painfully aware, the H-1B cap filing season can be a very punishing ordeal which involves the collection of numerous data points, the analysis of job and wage requirements, and the management of client expectations (to name just a few)....

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Janitorial companies agree to clean-up their I-9 process

With all of the recent talk about increasing Form I-9 enforcement and new requirements, it’s easy to...

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Practice Alert – USCIS to suspend premium processing of all H-1B petitions

Last Friday, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) delivered disappointing news to H-1B employers and beneficiaries alike when they announced the suspension of premium...

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Form I-485 Supplement J Preparation and Filing Tips

As immigration practitioners, we often view the release of a new immigration form with a certain amount of trepidation. During the past few years, the USCIS has published hundreds of updates to its immigration forms – adding new fields, changing instructions, experimenting with barcodes, etc....

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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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