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…]

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…]

Employers Need to Prepare for Form I-9 Compliance with New Green Cards and EADs

Employers Need to Prepare for Form I-9 Compliance with New Green Cards and EADs U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a redesign to the Permanent Resident Card (also known as a Green Card) and the Employment Authorization Document (EAD).  The new cards are designed to be highly secure and more tamper-resistant. USCIS began issuing [Read More…]

Bulletin: I-9 Compliance – ICE Homeland Security Investigation I-9 Audits to Triple

I-9 Compliance – ICE Homeland Security Investigation I-9 Audits to Triple to Nearly 3,000 As referenced in a publication from law firm Ogletree Deakins, recent administrative actions by President Donald Trump are expected to drive an increase in the number of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) audits to nearly 3,000, which [Read More…]

Ready to Rock at APA Congress

In two weeks, thousands of Payroll professionals will travel to Orlando for the 35th annual APA Congress to network, share best practices, and attend sessions delivered by industry experts. If you’re attending APA Congress, be sure to stop by the Equifax booth at #415 to learn about solutions to help Payroll, Tax, and HR professionals, including the nearly [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…]

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…]