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…]

Updated Employer Handbook for Completing Form I-9

Updated Employer Handbook for Completing Form I-9 The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services issued the updated Handbook for Employers (M-274) on February 14th, with an official revision date of January 22, 2017. The newly published version of the Handbook offers new guidance focused specifically on the following important considerations: Automatic extensions of Employment Authorization Documents [Read More…]

Overcoming the Complexities of Employee Authorized to Work Reverification Management

Overcoming the Complexities of Employee Authorized to Work Reverification Management Managing the complexities of the Form I-9 process can be cumbersome, confusing, and taxing when simply dealing with the initial completion of the document, but the government oversight does not stop once the initial completion is finalized.  In various types of organizations, there are many [Read More…]

New Form I-9 Causing Occasional E-Verify Errors

Equifax I-9 Management has become aware of a particular scenario related to the release of the New Form I-9 in which certain completed Forms I-9 will result in an error when the E-Verify system attempts to create a case.  Specifically, the new Form I-9 update in Section 1 for the “Citizenship status Alien Authorized to [Read More…]

Webinar: The New Form I-9 and Election’s Impact on Immigration

Webinar Recording:  ” Understanding the New Form I-9 and the Election’s Potential Impact on Immigration Reform” Download our recent webinar recording to hear a leading immigration attorney explain the key changes to the newly released version of Employment Eligibility Verification form (“Form I-9”). This webinar was originally presented in January 2017  Montserrat Miller, Partner at Arnall [Read More…]

Webinar | New Form I-9 and Election’s Impact on Immigration Reform

Date: Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016  Time: 1:00 PM ET, 12:00 PM CT, 11:00 AM MT, 10:00 AM PT Fee:  Free   Join us to hear a leading immigration attorney explain the key changes to the newly released version of Employment Eligibility Verification form (“Form I-9”). Montserrat Miller, Partner at Arnall Golden Gregory LLP, will lead a [Read More…]

A new toolset to support I-9 self-audits

A new solution designed to help identify and remediate potentially serious and costly issues in your I-9s   Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has recently stepped up their enforcement actions related to Form I-9 compliance.  Most employers have many paper or printed Forms I-9 in their possession for current and former employees who are still within [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…]

Equifax Partners with iCIMS: Recruiting to Onboarding Integration

Hiring managers are facing greater pressure to manage increases in government regulations and the resulting complex onboarding process, including state notifications, Form I-9, and WOTC Screening.  An applicant tracking system (ATS) that is not integrated to a compliance solution leads to: Disjointed and inefficient recruiter workflow Process inefficiencies and additional workload Potentially costly errors Security [Read More…]

Bulletin: I-9 Compliance – Department of Justice Raising Fine Levels

On June 30, 2016, the United States Department of Justice published a final interim rule in the Federal Register that essentially doubled specific fines pertaining to immigration related offenses, including paperwork violations, and unlawful employment of unauthorized workers, among other practices. I-9 Paperwork violations, (such as missing or incorrect fields and dates beyond the allotted [Read More…]