Assessing I-9 Audit Compliance as Worksite Enforcement Increases

Late last year the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Tom Homan ordered Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the investigative unit of ICE, to increase the amount of time spent on I-9 audit compliance worksite enforcement by four to five times. How can employers assess their potential risk in the face of the expected increase in [Read More…]

California I-9 Compliance Update: New Law Takes Effect

California I-9 Compliance Update Assembly Bill 450 took effect on January 1, 2018.  The law implements new requirements for California employers in relation to California I-9 compliance and worksite enforcement responsibilities.  The new law affects both public and private employers. As outlined by Montserrat Miller of Arnall Golden Gregory LLP: Limits voluntary consents Employers (or their [Read More…]

Ring in the New Year with Confidence in Your I-9 Compliance

As 2017 draws to a close, it’s a great time to assess your I-9 compliance program to make sure your organization is prepared for 2018. In the spirit of the season we will help you “count-down” some best practices to improve your I-9 management compliance: 10. Remove I-9s that have met retention requirements and adopt [Read More…]

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…]