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…]

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…]

Federal Guidance on Conducting an Internal I-9 Audit – Recent Webinar

Well-known immigration attorney Montserrat Miller joined me recently at a webinar to talk about how to conduct an I-9 audit in light of recent federal guidance. Montserrat, a Partner at Arnall Golden Gregory LLP, walked attendees through the key points in the I-9 audit guidance, including how to determine the scope of an I-9 audit, handling corrections, and what [Read More…]

Bulletin: OSC/ICE Release Joint Guidance on Internal I-9 Audits

OSC/ICE Release Joint Guidance on Internal I-9 Audits On December 17, 2015, the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issued their long awaited guide to internal employer I-9 audits, entitled “Guidance for Employers Conducting Internal Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 Audits”.  The guidance states that it is intended to help employers [Read More…]

E-Verify Reauthorized Through September 30, 2016

As part of the omnibus bill signed by President Obama on December 18, 2015, E-Verify has been reauthorized through September 30, 2016. E-Verify service will NOT be disrupted as was reported as a possibility in our previous posts, E-Verify Reauthorization Deadline Looms (Again) and E-Verify Operations Extended Through Dec. 22 with (Another) Continuing Resolution. Please [Read More…]

E-Verify Operations Extended Through Dec. 22 with (Another) Continuing Resolution

Following the December 11 Continuing Resolution, President Obama has signed another extension which will allow the federal government to continue to operate through December 22. The short-term extension will not impact the E-Verify program. Congress continues negotiations on the fiscal 2016 omnibus spending bill. The hope is that the 2,009 page omnibus bill will have [Read More…]

E-Verify Reauthorization Deadline Looms (Again…)

E-Verify Reauthorization Deadline Looms (Again…) It’s that time again!  The deadline for reauthorization of E-Verify® is once again looming with December 11, 2015 quickly approaching.  So what are the current expectations this time around?  Based on the current House proposal, the federal government will continue to operate past tomorrow, the day on which the current continuing resolution [Read More…]

Wisconsin Joins E-Verify RIDE Program

Following the 2015 additions of Nebraska (in February) and North Dakota (in June), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that effective Sunday, November 15, 2015, Wisconsin became the seventh state to participate in the Records and Information from DMV’s for E-Verify (RIDE) program.  RIDE is an ongoing E-Verify initiative that connects E-Verify with [Read More…]

End of Year Preparation: E-Verify Record Disposal 

It’s that time of year to begin planning for end of year activities.  As reported in our post last year, E-Verify will continue an annual disposal process to delete records from the E-Verify system that are more than 10 years old.  This action is being taken by E-Verify to comply with the National Archives and [Read More…]

Join Equifax at CUPA-HR – Top 10 Gaffes in I-9 and E-Verify

Form I-9 might look simple, but looks can be deceiving (and mistakes can be costly). For businesses handling large numbers of I-9s, errors and delays can add up to big fines. On Tuesday September 29, 2015 at 2:45pm, you can join a fantastic panel of higher education HR leaders and subject matter experts that includes [Read More…]