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 […]

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5 Key Requirements for Electronic I-9 Management

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In 2004, in an effort to enable organizations to manage the I-9 process electronically, thereby improving efficiency, effectiveness and accuracy, Congress passed legislation that allowed for electronic signature and electronic storage of I-9 forms. This legislation paved the way for the use of electronic I-9 management solutions. The bill was stunningly simple, only a half-page […]

Mandated Use of E-Verify Continues Upward Trend

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While most organizations have a sound Form I-9 employment eligibility program in place, many do not include E-Verify checks. However, given the increased trend of federal, state and local regulations requiring its use, organizations should plan for and be prepared to include it in their employment eligibility verification process. While E-Verify is currently a voluntary […]

Keeping Tabs on E-Verify & I-9

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As employment eligibility enforcement in the U.S. continues to rise, it is critical that organizations adapt their I-9 programs to the changing environment in order to maintain compliance, or there could be costly implications. In February of this year, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that one of its largest raids in years had […]

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5 Reasons to Solidify Your Employment Eligiblity Program Now

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In the midst of increasing government crackdown on employers suspected of hiring illegal workers – from frequent workplace raids to steep fines and penalties – employers are finding themselves in the center of immigration reform and enforcement. Now more than ever, it’s critical that organizations have an I-9 and employment eligibility management program in place […]

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New I-9 Form Requirements & Implications for Employers

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On April 3, 2009, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services released a reminder that a revised I-9 Form had been released for all U.S. companies. Employers can no longer use old versions of the I-9 form and can be held responsible for any penalties and non-compliance for not using the correct form and following requirements. It’s important to understand the I-9 Form changes, where to obtain more information and how to keep your company protected and compliant.