About Brian Elfrink

Brian Elfrink leads the strategic direction and development for I-9 Management, E-Verify, and Remote I-9 solutions. He is responsible for new product initiatives, legislative analysis, and product management for all areas of Form I-9. In addition, Brian is responsible for analyzing and tracking market and client needs for new requirements related to identity and employment authorization and immigration reform.

During his 10 year tenure with Equifax, Brian has held strategic roles within Finance, Accounting, and Sales Operations. Brian received his Bachelor of Science in Business (Accounting) degree from Fontbonne University, his Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Lindenwood University, and is a certified Six Sigma – LEAN Green Belt.

I-9 Compliance Alert: New Form I-9 Released, Employers Must Meet Deadline For Compliance

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officially released the new version of Form I-9 today.  Employers can continue to use the previous version (Rev. 11/14/2016) through September 17, 2017.  After that date, all previous versions of Form I-9 will be invalid. The changes include revisions to both the Form I-9 instructions and to the list [Read More…]

DHS Planning Nationwide Mandate of E-Verify

On May 23, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security, DHS, released the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Budget-in-Brief providing an overview of its proposed budget plans. An area for employers to note is clear direction that a nationwide mandate for E-Verify is on the horizon.  This would directly impact employers and their management of I-9 compliance. [Read More…]

Bulletin: I-9 Compliance Alert – New Form I-9 Coming

I-9 Compliance Alert:  New Form I-9 Coming Employers should be aware that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) plans to release a new version of Form I-9 in 2017.  That will be the second time this year the Form has been updated.  The current version of Form I-9 was released in November of 2016 and [Read More…]

Employers Need to Prepare for Form I-9 Compliance with New Green Cards and EADs

Employers Need to Prepare for Form I-9 Compliance with New Green Cards and EADs U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a redesign to the Permanent Resident Card (also known as a Green Card) and the Employment Authorization Document (EAD).  The new cards are designed to be highly secure and more tamper-resistant. USCIS began issuing [Read More…]

Bulletin: I-9 Compliance – ICE Homeland Security Investigation I-9 Audits to Triple

I-9 Compliance – ICE Homeland Security Investigation I-9 Audits to Triple to Nearly 3,000 As referenced in a publication from law firm Ogletree Deakins, recent administrative actions by President Donald Trump are expected to drive an increase in the number of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) audits to nearly 3,000, which [Read More…]

Equifax I-9 Management Clients NOT Impacted by USCIS Form I-9 Glitch

USCIS Form I-9 Glitch:  Equifax I-9 Management Clients NOT impacted U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that employers who used Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, downloaded between Nov. 14 and Nov. 17, 2016, should review their Form I-9 records.  Numbers entered in the SSN field were transposed when employees completed and printed Section [Read More…]

I-9 Compliance Bulletin: E-Verify Mandate Legislation

There is a definite trend toward employers being required to use E-Verify® to confirm employment eligibility.  As it stands today, when not required by state law or Federal Contracts, employers have the option of voluntarily using the E-Verify system to confirm, proactively, the employment eligibility of new employees.  Currently, 27 states require some, or all, [Read More…]

Trending: Immigration Enforcement Expected to Increase

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly recently issued two memos to the Department of Homeland Security workforce that provide further direction to implement President Trump’s recent executive orders on border security and enforcement of immigration laws. The memos call for 5,000 additional border patrol agents and 10,000 new ICE officials to handle increased enforcement of existing [Read More…]

Updated Employer Handbook for Completing Form I-9

Updated Employer Handbook for Completing Form I-9 The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services issued the updated Handbook for Employers (M-274) on February 14th, with an official revision date of January 22, 2017. The newly published version of the Handbook offers new guidance focused specifically on the following important considerations: Automatic extensions of Employment Authorization Documents [Read More…]

Overcoming the Complexities of Employee Authorized to Work Reverification Management

Overcoming the Complexities of Employee Authorized to Work Reverification Management Managing the complexities of the Form I-9 process can be cumbersome, confusing, and taxing when simply dealing with the initial completion of the document, but the government oversight does not stop once the initial completion is finalized.  In various types of organizations, there are many [Read More…]