Employers Spend 1 Million Hours per Year Managing I-9 Forms

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Most human resources professionals are familiar with the complexities of managing the Form I-9. From ensuring proper completion of the form to verifying identity documents to proper document retention, the Form I-9 process remains a burdensome process for employers. Recently, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) estimated that organizations spend approximately one million hours […]

10 Do’s and Don’ts During Form I-9 Audits

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As the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency continues to intensify its enforcement of Form I-9 documents, it is critical that employers understand their responsibilities during an audit and how to prepare should their employment eligibility program come under investigation. In addition to common best practices to prepare for a Form I-9 audit, the […]

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DHS is Serious about Form I-9 Enforcement. Are You?

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All U.S. employers are required to comply with the Form I-9 employment verification regulations, but unless they have run afoul of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations, many may not be aware of the current status of Form I-9 enforcement. However, recent testimony from DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano sheds light on the increasingly strict enforcement […]

New State Law Prohibits E-Verify Mandates

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On October 9, 2011, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1236, also known as the “Employment Acceleration Act of 2011,” which prohibits the state of California and any of its special districts, cities or counties from requiring employers or other government entities to use E-Verify as a condition of receiving a government contract or […]