Universal E-Verify Mandate Included in President’s Proposed Budget

Employers should take note of the President’s recently released proposed fiscal year 2019 budget as it points to increased attention on I-9 compliance issues. The proposed budget allocates funding for a Universal E-Verify system and highlights a proposed increase of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) worksite enforcement among other immigration reform measures. Fiscal Year 2019 [Read More…]

Form I-9 Penalties Have Just Increased

The US Department of Justice published a revised fee schedule this week. Fines related to Form I-9 violations increased. Those fines are assessed on errors like missing or incorrect fields, dates beyond the allotted time for completion and incomplete or missing Forms I-9. I-9 penalties assessed after January 29, 2018, have been adjusted for inflation. [Read More…]

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…]

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…]