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 Anywhere Solution Expanded: Greater Convenience for Remote I-9 Compliance

I-9 Anywhere® is Now Even More Convenient for HR Managers and New Hires We’re excited to announce the expansion of our I-9 Anywhere solution. We have a new partner network and new Section 2 completer options! Remote I-9 compliance is more convenient for HR Managers and their new hires. To complete Section 2 of Form [Read More…]

White Paper: Worksite Enforcement Is Increasing; I-9 Compliance Is Essential

Worksite Enforcement is On the Rise Over the past year, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has communicated that one of its top priorities is immigration enforcement. While border wall negotiations and legislative debates are likely to continue, there’s no doubt this renewed focus on immigration has immediate implications for human resources professionals through increased [Read More…]

Retaining I-9s – How to Manage Hidden I-9 Risk, Tips and Technology from I-9 Experts

In our recent webinar, Better I-9 Compliance – How to Audit I-9s the Right Way, we polled employers to learn how they manage retaining I-9s for terminated employees. When we asked how, or if, they purge those historical I-9s a whopping 88% of respondents either do not have a process in place, utilize a manual [Read More…]

Internal I-9 audit: How and why to audit yourself before ICE does

Internal I-9 Audit: Get the guide to help you survive. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is increasing its employer audits. Every company needs a completed Form I-9 for every employee (and certain former employees) ready to provide when ICE comes calling. We get it, there are a lot of things to manage when it comes [Read More…]

Universal E-Verify Mandate Included in President’s Proposed Budget

Employers should take note of the President’s recently released proposed fiscal year 2019 budget as it points to increased attention on I-9 compliance issues. The proposed budget allocates funding for a Universal E-Verify system and highlights a proposed increase of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) worksite enforcement among other immigration reform measures. Fiscal Year 2019 [Read More…]

Form I-9 Penalties Have Just Increased

The US Department of Justice published a revised fee schedule this week. Fines related to Form I-9 violations increased. Those fines are assessed on errors like missing or incorrect fields, dates beyond the allotted time for completion and incomplete or missing Forms I-9. I-9 penalties assessed after January 29, 2018, have been adjusted for inflation. [Read More…]

Assessing I-9 Audit Compliance as Worksite Enforcement Increases

Late last year the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Tom Homan ordered Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the investigative unit of ICE, to increase the amount of time spent on I-9 audit compliance worksite enforcement by four to five times. How can employers assess their potential risk in the face of the expected increase in [Read More…]

California I-9 Compliance Update: New Law Takes Effect

California I-9 Compliance Update Assembly Bill 450 took effect on January 1, 2018.  The law implements new requirements for California employers in relation to California I-9 compliance and worksite enforcement responsibilities.  The new law affects both public and private employers. As outlined by Montserrat Miller of Arnall Golden Gregory LLP: Limits voluntary consents Employers (or their [Read More…]

Ring in the New Year with Confidence in Your I-9 Compliance

As 2017 draws to a close, it’s a great time to assess your I-9 compliance program to make sure your organization is prepared for 2018. In the spirit of the season we will help you “count-down” some best practices to improve your I-9 management compliance: 10. Remove I-9s that have met retention requirements and adopt [Read More…]

Employer Alert – Form I-9 Scam

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), has alerted employers to an email phishing scam requesting Form I-9 information. Recently, some employers have received fraudulent emails requesting Form I-9 information. These emails appear to be from USCIS; they are not. USCIS advises that you do not respond to these emails or click the links in them. [Read More…]