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…]

The Evolution of HR Systems: Improve Processes, Make Work Easier

A recent article from SHRM discusses the evolution of HR systems of record over the last decade. Author Josh Bersin says, The future of HR software is now very clear. We need to build and buy systems that make work easier; make life better; and help us learn, give feedback, collaborate and get aligned. These [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…]

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…]

Top I-9 Compliance Considerations for Employers

I-9 Compliance Challenge It’s no secret that the Form I-9 can be a thorn in any employer’s side, and given changing regulations, complex requirements, and potential fines; it is becoming more and more critical and difficult for these organizations to manage this seemingly simple form. HR professionals have a number of I-9 compliance challenges when [Read More…]

Bulletin – I-9 Compliance: CO Repeals Affirmation Document Process

On June 8th, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed Colorado House Bill 1114.  This new law, which goes into effect August 10, 2016, removes the duplicate reporting requirements imposed by the state, as the federal I-9 process is already aimed at verifying employment eligibility. To review, the Colorado Employment Verification Law went into effect in January [Read More…]

Article: “How to Ensure Your Company is Immigration Compliant”

In the May 2016 issue of HR Magazine, Irina Plumlee, immigration practice group leader in the Dallas office of Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr shares best practices in an article titled, “How to Ensure Your Company Is Immigration Compliant”.  Plumlee says, “There are few employment processes where taking a proactive approach pays off better than immigration [Read More…]

Top Three I-9 Compliance Considerations for Healthcare

It’s no secret that the Form I-9 can be a thorn in any employer’s side, and given regulations and business issues frequently faced by healthcare organizations, it is becoming more and more difficult for these organizations to manage this seemingly simple form. HR professionals in the Healthcare industry have a number of challenges when it [Read More…]