Equifax I-9 Compliance Bulletin – DHS Rejects License Design
The latest Equifax I-9 Compliance Bulletin highlights California’s recent rejection of the proposed design for California’s driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants. California is one of eleven states, plus DC to have passed laws regarding the licensing of undocumented immigrants.
It is important to note that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has indicated that such items are deemed valid list B documents for I-9 purposes. Equally important to note is that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently stated inclusion of such documents on the I-9 process may take an employer one step closer to the “constructive knowledge” category, meaning that an employee should have been on notice should that specific employee be found to be undocumented.
Additionally, the bulletin reviews the recent announcement from the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) regarding the settlement of four discrimination cases totaling over $273,000 in fines for the employers involved.
These new developments reinforce that employers need to take steps to ensure they remain in compliance or they could be subject to staggering fines and penalties. Learn more about how Equifax Workforce Solutions can help simplify I-9 compliance.
View our complete bulletin for more details on how these new developments will impact employers.
Learn more by joining Montserrat Miller, Partner with Arnall Golden Gregory LLP, for a webinar focused on “Form I-9 and E-Verify Compliance Trends”.
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