Tag: ICE

One Form, Two Form, Here’s A New Form! The New I-9

By Holly K. Jones, JD There’s going to be a new I-9 form for human resources professionals to start using by late January—if you haven’t trained them on it already, do so right away! Here to help with some entertaining (and informative) Seussian poetry is BLR Senior Legal Editor Holly K. Jones, JD.

A Lucky Employer Dodges an I-9 Fine

By Holly Jones, JD In yesterday’s Advisor, BLR® Senior Legal Editor Holly Jones, JD, discussed some of the unique challenges and pitfalls surrounding completion of the I-9 form. Today Jones discusses the case of an employer that was nearly handed a huge fine—and some important I-9 takeaways for employers.

Should You Do an I-9 Self-Audit?

Completing the I-9 form as part of the employment eligibility verification process is something in which most employers are well-versed. Simply put, employers are not allowed to knowingly hire someone who does not have authorization to work in the United States. It’s mandated that the employer confirm a worker’s eligibility, and the I-9 form is […]

I-9s Are Still a Hassle, and ICE Is Heating Up Audits

IRCA’s Requirements The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) requires every employer to complete and retain the Form I-9 for all new employees and current employees hired on or after November 6, 1986, who will perform work for pay or other compensation, says Tsai, who is Of Counsel in the Salt Lake City […]

Planning and process for internal I-9 audits

One of the best ways to avoid surprises during an audit by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is to conduct your own internal I-9 audit regularly. This will give you the ability to uncover and correct all I-9 mistakes.

Missing I-9? What To Do

Yesterday, we looked at some of the key aspects of the I-9 rules. Today, the penalties you face if you get it wrong—plus an answer to the question of what to do if you discover that you’re missing I-9s for one or more employees.

ICE to Inspect 180 Employers in South

By Hector Chichoni On Tuesday, March 2, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that it had sent 180 notices of inspections (NOIs) to employers in Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. At least 30 NOIs have been sent to employers in Tennessee and another 30 or so to employers located in southern and central […]

Mass Audit Notices from ICE Evidence of New Immigration Tactic

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is calling its decision to audit hiring records at 652 businesses nationwide a “bold, new audit initiative” that utilizes inspections as one of the most powerful tools the federal government has to enforce employment and immigration laws. ICE issued Notices of Inspection to the 652 employers on July 1 […]

DHS Shifts Worksite Enforcement Strategy to Employers, Not Illegal Workers

On April 30, the Department of Homeland Security distributed its Worksite Enforcement Strategy describing how it plans to step up its efforts to enforce immigration laws. The new strategy focuses on reducing the demand for illegal employment by targeting employers that knowingly hire illegal workers as well as the workers themselves. Last week, updated guidance […]