Employment Eligibility Verification

As you (should) know, the current edition of the Form I-9 expired on August 31, 2019.  USCIS has decreed that, until further notice, employers should continue using this 2017 edition of the Form I-9 (annotated with “Form I-9 07/17/17 N” in the lower left corner and “Expires 08/31/2019” in the upper right corner) until further

If Congress cannot resolve FY2018 funding issues by December 8, 2017, it will result in another federal government shutdown. Such a shutdown will impact immigration services across a number of different government agencies, affecting many of the systems and processes employers rely on to facilitate employment, including E-Verify, visa petition processing, labor certifications and other

Asplundh Tree Expert Co., one of the largest privately owned corporations in the country, with 30,000 employees and 3.5 billion in annual sales, according to Forbes, has been ordered to pay $95 million in the largest fine against a company for hiring thousands of immigrants who did not have permission to work in the U.S.,

Today the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) confirmed that employers should continue using the current edition of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification until further notice, despite the date of expiration noted on the form of March 31, 2016.  Per USCIS, this current version of the form continues to

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a notice of proposed changes to the Form I-9 in the Federal Register on November 24, 2015. The notice’s 60 day public comment period ended on January 25, 2016.  To date, there has been no final notice published.

The purpose behind the proposed changes is USCIS’ attempt

As Congress works to pass renewal legislation to the EB-5 Regional Center Pilot Program that will expire on December 11, 2015, most observers in the EB-5 space have no idea what will happen. Initially most of us thought that Congress would not have the time to review and vote on several new bills that would

USCIS published a notice in the Federal Register on Nov. 24, 2015, to inform the public of proposed changes to Form I­-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The public may provide comments on the proposed changes for 60 days, until Jan. 25, 2015.

Many of the proposed changes to Form I­-9 are intended to help reduce

In November, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas announced an enhancement to the E-Verify program that will help combat identity fraud by identifying and deterring fraudulent use of Social Security numbers (SSNs) for employment eligibility verification.

According to USCIS, this enhancement provides a critical safeguard to the E-Verify system by detecting and

Reminder:  New and revised Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 (only) must be used as of tomorrow.  You may obtain the new Form I-9 and List of Acceptable Documents is available on USCIS’ website in Enslish and in Spanish.  (Remember that the Spanish version of the Form may only be executed by employer’s in Puerto

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Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn about the New Form I-9, I-9 compliance and how to limit your company’s liability.  The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a new Form I-9 on March 8, 2013, which is available for immediate use but must be used exclusively by May 7, 2013.  As a