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 […]

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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 […]

ICE Sets Employment Eligibility Enforcement Records

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The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency’s shift from worksite raids to audits of I-9 forms has resulted in a record-breaking year of penalties on employers with inadequate employment eligibility programs. A recent article by the Orange County Register revealed the impact of this new policy and highlighted some of the enforcement trends for […]