I-9 Compliance: E-Verify Monitoring and Compliance Steps Up Activities

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Employers using E-Verify need to be aware of the fact that the way in which they administer the system is being monitored, and quite closely. While E-Verify has been around in some form since 1997 and is currently used by over 530,000 employers, the Monitoring and Compliance (M & C) group is a fairly recent [Read More...]

Office of Special Counsel Provides Updated Fact Patterns Flyer for Employers

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The Department of Justice’s Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices, commonly referred to as the OSC, recently updated their informational flyer, entitled “Citizenship/Immigration Status and National Origin Discrimination in Employment”. This flyer is intended to serve as guidance for employers on how to avoid various types of discriminatory practices and is based on [Read More...]

Wage Theft Cases Continue to Rise Nationwide

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A pair of recent news items–one an article in The New York Times; the other a press release by Governor Cuomo’s office–illustrate the heightened scrutiny being given to wage theft issues–not only in New York, but nationwide. The New York Times piece by Steven Greenhouse asserts that federal and state officials claim that employers are violating wage laws in [Read More...]

Employee Withholding Can be a Minefield for the Unprepared

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As multi-state employers are well aware, the vast majority of states have personal income tax and require withholding state taxes from employee wages as a part of the employer’s payroll/tax responsibilities.  In addition, there are many localities that require local withholding as well.  Employers need to be aware of specific requirements and terminology relating to [Read More...]

Equifax I-9 Compliance Bulletin – E-Verify Enhancements Implemented

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The latest Equifax I-9 Compliance Bulletin, ”E-Verify Enhancements Implemented,” outlines some of the enhancements E-Verify made that were designed to make the overall process more efficient and easier to use. The enhancements implemented in June included: Duplicate case alert feature Prompt to update or validate user phone numbers and email addresses upon expiration of passwords Further [Read More...]

Equifax Labor & Employment Compliance Bulletin – Section 503 Self-Identification Form

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The latest Equifax Labor & Employment Compliance Bulletin, Reminder: New Federal Contractor Affirmative Action Regulations Require Employee Survey, outlines some of the Office of Federal Compliance Contract Programs (OFCCP) final regulations that are now in effect. As part of the data collection that is required employers must provide employee’s the opportunity to self-identify. Employers must [Read More...]

Drivers’ Licenses and Undocumented Workers

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With the added impetus on I-9 worksite enforcement over the past several years, employers have been held increasingly accountable for fulfilling their responsibilities with regard to the Form I-9. Now it seems that ICE has added to those responsibilities as they pertain to state drivers’ licenses…more specifically to those states that allow undocumented residents to [Read More...]

OIG Issues Findings of ICE Inspection Process Investigation

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OIG issues findings of ICE inspection On February 14, 2014, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) issued the findings of their recently concluded audit of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) administrative inspection process. The administration inspection process refers to what employers would consider the typical ICE employer workplace audit. The investigation came to some [Read More...]

Office of Special Counsel Developing Form I-9 Self-Audit Guidance

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In a November, 2013 meeting with the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) was asked about their Form I-9 Self-Audit Guidance which has been in the works for some time. AILA posted the minutes of their meeting on February 26th, and numerous interesting topics are highlighted. Specifically, AILA inquired as [Read More...]

Get to Know E-Verify Version 25.2

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Equifax Workforce Solutions has upgraded to E-Verify Version 25.2.  As referenced in the February 6, 2014 blog post, E-Verify Version 25.2 to be Implemented, the implementation includes important updates to the Tentative Non-Confirmation (TNC) including: TNC Notice and Referral Letter is replaced by the Further Action Notice (FAN) Referral Date Confirmation (RDC) is a new document employees [Read More...]