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.

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…]

New Form I-9 Causing Occasional E-Verify Errors

Equifax I-9 Management has become aware of a particular scenario related to the release of the New Form I-9 in which certain completed Forms I-9 will result in an error when the E-Verify system attempts to create a case.  Specifically, the new Form I-9 update in Section 1 for the “Citizenship status Alien Authorized to [Read More…]

A new toolset to support I-9 self-audits

A new solution designed to help identify and remediate potentially serious and costly issues in your I-9s   Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has recently stepped up their enforcement actions related to Form I-9 compliance.  Most employers have many paper or printed Forms I-9 in their possession for current and former employees who are still within [Read More…]

Top I-9 Compliance Considerations for Employers

I-9 Compliance Challenge It’s no secret that the Form I-9 can be a thorn in any employer’s side, and given changing regulations, complex requirements, and potential fines; it is becoming more and more critical and difficult for these organizations to manage this seemingly simple form. HR professionals have a number of I-9 compliance challenges when [Read More…]