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…]

I-9 Audits from ICE Expected to Quadruple; Focus on Past, Current, and Future I-9s

Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Tom Homan recently stated that the agency will vastly step up crackdowns on employers who hire undocumented immigrants. The Director said he recently asked Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the investigative unit of ICE, to audit how much of their time is spent on worksite enforcement, and said he [Read More…]

I-9 Audit and Remediation Named a Top HR Product of 2017

Human Resource Executive® recognized the I-9 Audit and Remediation solution from Equifax Workforce Solutions as a Top HR Product of 2017! The Top HR Products contest is designed to recognize the best and most cutting-edge human resources solutions released in the past 12 months. Selected by the editors of Human Resource Executive, the product submissions [Read More…]

New Form I-9 Must be in Use TODAY (September 18)

As we previously reported U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a new version of Form I-9 on July 17, 2017. That new form is required to be used as of today, September 18, 2017. Although the changes to the new Form are minor, it’s critical that you have started or are now using the [Read More…]

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…]

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…]

Higher Education Webinar Recording: New Form I-9 and Top Gaffes

As the Higher Ed community prepares for winter tem hiring, we must remember that the new Form I-9 is now reality and it must be used by January 21, 2017.  Higher Ed has its fair share of challenges with different employee types (graduate students, rotating professors, remote employees, adjuncts, Foreign Nationals), a decentralized hiring structure, [Read More…]

Bulletin: I-9 Compliance – New I-9 Gains Approval from OMB

New I-9 Gains Approval from OMB On August 25, 2016, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), approved the final version of the new Form I-9.  The accompanying Notice of Action issued by OMB allows for a 150 day period from the date of approval for employers to weave the new form into their processes.  [Read More…]

Top Three I-9 Compliance Considerations for Staffing Firms

Although the Form I-9 has been in existence for many years, it can still be a source of confusion for Staffing organizations.  And, now more than ever, Staffing firms are faced with an ever-increasing number of regulations and requirements, on top of  properly documenting the work eligibility status of all employees. Even with the best [Read More…]