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…]

Collecting Paperwork: Don’t Let It Slow Down Your WOTC Program

We asked a group of over 200 attendees at a recent webinar what step in the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) process gave them the most trouble. The most common response: Collecting supporting documentation. This is a problem for employers because once you’ve identified individuals who qualify for WOTC, you still need to assemble certain supporting documents [Read More…]

I-9 Compliance Alert: Change in Planned New Form I-9

As reported in our previous blog post a new version of Form I-9 is scheduled to be released July 17, 2017.  This will be the second new Form I-9 to be released in the past 12 months. The planned changes to the new Form I-9 were set to include an update to allow entrepreneurs seeking [Read More…]

SHRM Annual Meeting Recap – Equifax Workforce Solutions

It was a great week at the SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition for Equifax Workforce Solutions!  We had the pleasure of meeting with some existing clients, learning more about HR trends and challenges of today, and connecting with a number of attendees. Themes of the conference seemed to be around finding single point vendors, integrating [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…]

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…]

Bulletin: TCI – US Department of Labor Issues Updated Guidance on WOTC

Department of Labor Issues Updated Guidance on WOTC Situation In January, the United States Department of Labor released an update to Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) No. 25-15, with revised guidance on the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC). The main change was extending the grace period for using the previous versions of the Employment [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…]