Wednesday, November 16, 2016
USCIS published a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Employers may continue using Form I-9 with a revision date of 03/08/2013 N. through Jan. 21, 2017. By Jan. 22, 2017, employers must use the revised form.Read more . . .
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today published a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.
By Jan. 22, 2017, employers must use only the new version, dated 11/14/2016. Until then, they can continue to use the version dated 03/08/2013 or the new version.
Among the changes in the new version, Section 1 asks for “other last names used” rather than “other names used,” and streamlines certification for certain foreign nationals.Read more . . .
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
As our economy continues to show few signs of “predictability”, company mergers, acquisitions and restructurings ("transactions") are likely to continue. In general, since a merger, acquisition or restructuring is a "corporate transaction", the immigration issues often get left in the dust. For this reason, it is important that immigration repercussions that arise from a merger, acquisition or restructuring are considered and that Business Immigration Lawyer is brought into the "deal" or arrangement at the appropriate time - earlier rather then later. This is especially the case since Business Immigration Attorneys may be able to save money for the parties to the transaction.Read more . . .
Monday, October 31, 2016
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued an interim final rule that increases significantly the monetary fines assessed against employers for violations of the federal immigration law.Read more . . .
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
On August 25th, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved a revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. USCIS must publish a revised form by Nov. 22nd, 2016. Employers may continue using the current version of Form I-9 with a revision date of 03/08/2013 N until Jan. 21st, 2017. After Jan. 21st, 2017, all previous versions of Form I-9 will be invalid.Read more . . .
Monday, September 12, 2016
As many Human Resources Professionals may be aware, the “new” Form I-9 (the Employment Eligibility Verification Form) will be provided soon. On August 25th 2016, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announced that it has cleared the revised Form I-9. For the time being, employers should continue to use the Form I-9 that is on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website with has an expiration date of 3/31/16: The expiration date on the Form can be found on the top right hand corner of the document. Employers are to continue using this version of the Form I-9 until the new and revised version of the I-9 Form has been posted.Read more . . .
Monday, January 4, 2016
At the end of 2015 there were two (2) important developments in the workplace enforcement arena that will be of great interest to Human Resources Managers and Professionals. First, a special memorandum or guidance was issued jointly by the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) and Department of Justice (“DOJ”) with regard to conducting internal I-9 audits. Second, a recent release from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) discusses the status of a new I-9 Form that DHS has submitted for notice and comment.Read more . . .
Friday, December 4, 2015
On November 24th the USCIS announced, in the FEDERAL REGISTER, proposed changes to the Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9.
Many of the proposed changes to Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 are intended to help reduce "technical errors" and to help customers complete the Form on their computer after they have downloaded it from the USCIS website at http://www.uscis.gov/. Here are some of the ways that the Form will be changing:Read more . . .
Monday, October 28, 2013
No organization, no matter what the size, is insulated from the potential for an I-9 audit or investigation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office. NPZ Law Group continues to be called in to defend employers against civil and criminal fines and penalties for the unauthorized employment of foreign national workers in the U.S. It is critical that you, as a business owner, make sure that your I-9 Forms are being completed and properly maintained.Read more . . .
Thursday, June 13, 2013
On April 11, 2013, the AILA Verification and Documentation Liaison Committee met with the USCIS Verification Division and with ICE Homeland Security Investigations regarding the implementation of the new I-9 Form.
The following practice tips are based on the Agencies' responses to questions raised during the meeting:Read more . . .
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
When Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issues a Notice of Inspection (NOI) to audit a company's Employment Eligibility Verification forms (Form I-9 or I-9 form), the company will often panic and want to jump right into things. However, a careful response to an NOI can set the tone for the rest of the ICE audit process. This practice pointer is general in nature. It is important to note that an I-9 audit will be affected by a number of variables, such as the ICE office, the ICE officer who is assigned to the case, and local rules.Read more . . .
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