DHS ICE Form I-9 penalties

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 […]

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 […]

ICE to Notify 1,000 Companies of Pending Form I-9 Audits

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Less than a month after establishing the new Employment Compliance Inspection Center, newly established by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency to enhance its capability if of auditing large organizations’ Form I-9 documents, ICE has announced plans to audit the employment eligibility records of approximately 1,000 businesses. According to a statement by ICE, […]

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 […]