Archive for 'Immigration Related Issues'

A revised Form I-9 was recently approved by the Office of Management and Budget.  The new version is expected to be published by November 22, 2016.  The current version of Form I-9 will continue to be acceptable until January 21, 2017.  After this date, employers will be required to use the new form. Do not […]

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Recently, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a $226,000 fine imposed by the government on a staffing company. What was the staffing company’s alleged transgression?  A government audit showed the individuals which completed Section 2 of Form I-9 (the Employer section of the form) were only reviewing copies of the newly-hired employees’ employment verification […]

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The “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act” (SB 744) passed the Senate by a vote of 68 to 32 on June 27, 2013. Although it is not law, as the House of Representatives will now take up their own version of immigration reform, it is important for employers to know how the bill, […]

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I-9s – The Mandatory Form Some Employers Overlook

Written by Robert G. Brody and Rebecca Goldberg on July 31, 2013

In the maze of state, federal, and local regulations, some obligations may simply be overlooked.  Although employers have been responsible for verifying all employees’ work eligibility since 1986, even some sophisticated employers have recently told us they are unfamiliar with their obligation to complete this process.  As the federal government ramps up enforcement efforts, if […]

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New I-9 Form Released – Are You Ready?

Written by Robert G. Brody and Rebecca Goldberg on March 18, 2013

Every time you hire a new employee, you must complete an “I-9 Form” to verify the employee’s identity and eligibility to work in the United States.  An updated version of the form was issued on March 8, 2013, by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.  Although employers must start using the new form immediately, there is […]

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