As the coronavirus (COVID-19) changes employers’ on-boarding processes, here are the latest developments to ensure your company is complying with both the employment eligibility verification form (the “Form I-9”) requirements and E-Verify during remote on-boarding.  Below guidance is provided by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), specifically U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Immigration

A new version of the employment eligibility verification form, known as the Form I-9, is about to be published.  Once it is, employers must use the new version (with a version date of 10/21/2019) and phase out use of the prior version within 90 days.  Use of the revised form by all employers completing the

Please join me and my colleague, Teri Simmons, for a free webinar on January 24th at noon EST during which time we’ll discuss immigration compliance issues relevant to employers.  We’ll also cover what organizations can expect in 2017 under the new Administration.

Teri and I will cover topics related to the Employment Eligibility Verification

Keeping tabs on the revised Form I-9 that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is due to release, USCIS updated its website to provide important dates.  I previously wrote about the revised Form I-9 here and how it has been cleared for publication.

This week USCIS posted on its website that they must release the

Employers often use notaries to complete the Form I-9 for their remote employees.  Notaries, when doing so, act in their capacity as an agent or representative of the company and not in their capacity as a notary public.  For employers with remote hires, this is helpful as the law requires that an employer (or their

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification Employee Information Sheet (M-1116) which employers can provide new hires prior to completion of the Form I-9.   Federal law requires that employers complete a Form I-9 to document identity and work authorization for all new hires after November 6,

In a Federal Register announcement today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that a new Employment Eligibility Verification form (Form I-9) will be available shortly.  The revised Form I-9 will be two pages in length and will include new data fields such as an employee’s foreign passport information and telephone number and email address.  It

This is a posting where you either know what an I-94 card is or you don’t.  If you do it’s because you see it when certain new hires complete the Employment Eligibility Verification Form (Form I-9).  That being said, I’m going to start talking about this now so that you’re not blindsided when it happens. 

What’s an employer to do if you think a new hire is possibly showing you a fraudulent document for purposes of the Employment Eligibility Verification form (Form I-9)?  That’s a tough one because the only guidance employers are provided is that they can only “reject a document presented by an employee if the document does