Tag: Form I-9

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Can I Have Your Number? Dealing with Changed Social Security Numbers

Q. One of our employees who has worked for us a little over 2 years just presented us with a new Social Security number (SSN) and said the old one we have been using is no longer her number. I have never heard of this before. Do we terminate the old record/file and rehire her […]

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How to Avoid Common Form I-9 Violations

Fines for knowingly hiring or continuing to employ unauthorized workers can reach as much as $16,000 per violation, while substantive and uncorrected technical violations can be as much as $1,100 per violation. Here are 4 important areas employers need to understand in order to avoid common Form I-9 violations.

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Employers need to make preparations as DACA sunset nears

President Donald Trump’s announcement of an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has prompted uncertainty not only for those benefiting from the program but also for their employers.  The program has benefitted an estimated 800,000 young people, known as Dreamers—undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children. Many of those […]

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Prevent discrimination against immigrant workers with sound I-9 practices

No employer wants to be the target of federal regulators on the hunt for workers not authorized to hold jobs in the United States. And no employer wants to be vulnerable to a national origin discrimination lawsuit. But both potential problems can be the result if an employer handles the employment verification process poorly.  Recent […]

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Get ready to switch to another revised I-9

On July 17, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will release a new revision of Form I-9—Revision 07/17/17 N—to be used for employment eligibility verification. The new form is available on the USCIS’s website. Employers will need to use the new version of the form beginning September 18. Most of the changes will be minor, […]

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It’s time to cozy up to the new I-9

It’s time for employers to get acquainted with the new Form I-9. The form is easier to use than the old version, but with just a few weeks left before employers must make the switch, it’s a good idea to get familiar with the form now, says Jacob Monty, managing partner at Monty & Ramirez, […]

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The employer’s guide to the new Form I-9

by Jacob M. Monty Under federal immigration law, employers are required to verify the employment eligibility of their employees, and this includes completing a Form I-9. However, this process can be tedious and confusing to employers, and if it’s done incorrectly, it could result in large fines. In fact, on August 1, the U.S. Department […]

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Admittedly fraudulent documents and the I-9 form

by Jesse Goldstein The Office of Special Counsel (OSC) for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice recently provided guidance on how employers are permitted to react when employees confess that they previously presented fraudulent documents in conjunction with Form I-9, which verifies workers’ employment eligibility. I-9 […]

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How painful can it get? Penalties for immigration noncompliance

by Christine D. Mehfoud Compliance-minded companies always want to know, “What’s the risk of noncompliance?” Or, put another way, “How much will it hurt if we don’t get it right?” For companies still wondering whether spending a little now to implement a solid immigration compliance program is a sound investment, some of the recent immigration-related […]

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Discriminatory practices: pitfalls of the I-9 process

by Anders Lindberg The I-9 process of verifying an employee’s identity and employment authorization can be, as W.C. Fields put it, “fraught with eminent peril.” Failure to comply with documentation, verification, and discrimination laws can result in stiff fines and penalties. And recent settlement agreements between employers and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) indicate […]

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