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Despite Inefficiencies, Employers Report High Levels of Confidence in Employment Eligibility Processes

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The employment eligibility programs at many organizations are areas ripe for improvement and greater efficiencies, as found by HireRight’s 2013 Employment Screening Benchmarking Report. According to the report, many employers are utilizing outdated processes for managing the completion, review, and storage of their I-9 forms. Yet, in spite of this opportunity for improvement, the majority […]

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10 Do’s and Don’ts for Managing E-Verify TNCs

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While completing a Form I-9 is required for all new hires, the E-Verify system remains optional for many employers. However, as federal, state and local legislation continues to evolve, and penalties for non-compliant employment eligibility programs continue to intensify, more employers are including E-Verify as part of their employment eligibility process. In Fiscal Year 2011, […]

New I-9 Form to Go Into Effect on May 7, 2013

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By Suzanne Potter-Padilla On March 8, 2013, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published an announcement in the Federal Register advising employers that Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 has been revised. The key changes to the newly-revised form include new data fields requiring an employee’s foreign passport information (if applicable), and the employee’s telephone number and email address. […]

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Form I-9 Audits & Penalties Continue to Intensify

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Maintaining a compliant Form I-9 program continues to be imperative, as fiscal year 2012 saw a record number of audits and enforcement actions by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for non-compliant Form I-9 programs. ICE conducted more than 3,000 audits in fiscal 2012, compared to just 250 in fiscal 2007. Audits of employer’s Form […]

DHS Issues Updated Guidance on Electronic Form I-9 Compliance

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By Carol Williams The Electronic Signature and Storage of Form I-9, Employment Verification Final Rule was enacted on August 23, 2010 by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The Rule allowed for electronic completion and storage of the Form I-9 and required a clear audit trail of actions taken for each electronic Form I-9.  Two years […]

4 Ways to Better Maintain Compliance with Employment Eligibility Requirements

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Since Fiscal Year 2009, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has audited more than 6,000 businesses suspected of hiring illegal labor, imposed more than $76 million in financial sanctions, and debarred more than 400 individuals and companies. Therefore, it is essential that employers ensure that their employment eligibility programs remain compliant. However, as the HireRight […]