Common Form I-9 errors

Avoiding the Top Six Form I-9 Compliance Mistakes

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To many employers and HR professionals, an I-9 form may appear to be a simple one-page piece of hiring paperwork. However, the one page I-9 form comes with enough rules and regulations to fill a 69-page how-to manual, the M-274 Handbook for Employers. HireRightHireRight is a leading provider of on-demand employment background checks, drug and […]

New ICE Center Expands Form I-9 Audit Capabilities

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The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has enhanced its employment eligibility enforcement capabilities with the development of the new Employment Compliance Inspection Center. This new Center allows ICE to more easily conduct Form I-9 audits of large employers whose sizes had historically made it difficult for the agency to prove non-compliance with employment […]

4 Best Practices to Protect Against Form I-9 Discrimination

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A major vacuum manufacturer recently suffered discrimination allegations when it imposed unnecessary documentation requirements on lawful permanent residents, or green card holders. Under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), employers are prohibited from treating permanent residents differently from U.S. citizens. However, the company required its permanent resident workers to provide new documentation when their green […]

9 Essential Features of an Electronic I-9 Solution

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The Federal Register recently published a final rule amending Form I-9 compliance regulations. This final rule comes with five provisions that determine whether an I-9 system is legal and valid. While meeting these minimum requirements will help ensure compliance, many electronic I-9 solutions provide additional features for further protection from penalties. According to federal guidelines, […]

Six I-9 Audit Best Practices for Employers

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An I-9 audit will turn a company’s human resources department and legal counsel upside down for as long as it takes the government auditor to measure compliance.  With immigration issues at the forefront of federal, state and local government agendas, audits are becoming more and more common. Audits are especially painful because the federal government […]