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…]

Bulletin: New I-9 Enters Final 30-day Comment Period

New I-9 to Enter Final 30-day Comment Period On March 28, 2016, USCIS published a 30-day notice in the Federal Register inviting final comments on the proposed changes to the Form I-9.  This comment period runs until April 27th, at which point further changes to the form may be made.  Once the comments have been [Read More…]

Form I-9: Upcoming Expiration Date

As discussed in our January 2016 bulletin “USCIS Proposed I-9 Changes – Seeks Public Input”, the current version of Form I-9 (OMB No. 1615-0047) is set to expire on March 31, 2016.  With the expiration now just a few short weeks away, many Employers are beginning to outline plans to ensure the proper Form I-9 [Read More…]