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…]

Potential Government Shutdown; Impact on Employers

On December 7, 2017 Congress passed a bill to extend government funding for two weeks. While a stop gap bill is pending and would extend funding through January 19, if an agreement is not reached before December 22nd, the U.S. government will be facing a shutdown. With the significant amount of regulatory guidance employers deal [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…]

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…]

Recent Webinar: What You Need to Know Now about Form I-9 and Immigration Enforcement

You’ll often hear the Form I-9 called America’s most complicated two-page form. And no wonder: the two pages you and your new hire fill out come with over 900 pages of instructions, according to an industry expert from Jackson Lewis, P.C. That includes instructions that come with the form, as well as the M-274 handbook [Read More…]

Recent Webinar: What You Need to Know Now about Form I-9 and Immigration Enforcement

You’ll often hear the Form I-9 called America’s most complicated two-page form. And no wonder: the two pages you and your new hire fill out come with over 900 pages of instructions, according to an industry expert from Jackson Lewis, P.C. That includes instructions that come with the form, as well as the M-274 handbook [Read More…]

Upcoming Webinar: What You Need to Know Now about Form I-9 and Immigration Enforcement

It is a busy time for employers! USCIS just issued a new Form I-9. There are new clues in the recent Department of Homeland Security Budget-in-Brief and proposed Appropriations bills suggesting nationwide E-Verify is on the horizon, and civil penalties for non-compliance with the Form I-9 requirements are at an all-time high. Are you ready? [Read More…]

Bulletin – I-9 Compliance: DHS Indicates National E-Verify Mandate Could be Coming Soon

I-9 Compliance:  Signs Are Pointing to a Future Federal Mandate of E-Verify As we reported in our previous blog post, DHS Planning Nationwide Mandate of E-Verify, signs are pointing to a future federal mandate for E-Verify.  The latest indicator comes from the recent approval of the Fiscal Year 2018 Homeland Security Bill by the House [Read More…]

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…]