USCIS Publishes Revised Form I-9 to Use for All New Hires in United States

  BREAKING NEWS! Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On November 14, 2016, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification with changes designed to reduce errors and enhance form completion using a computer. The new Form I-9 is available on the USCIS website …

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USCIS to Publish Revised Form I-9 by November 22

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that a revised version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification will be published by November 22, 2016. Employers may use the current version of the Form I-9 with a revision date of 03/08/2013 N until January 21, 2017. …

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DOJ Significantly Increases Fines for Form I-9 Violations

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 30, 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) published a Final Rule in the Federal Register that will significantly increase fines for Form I-9 violations that include incorrect Form I-9 paperwork, unlawful employment of unauthorized workers, and unfair immigration-related employment practices.

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Form I-9 Violations Lead to $209,600 Fine for Staffing Company

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In the Final Decision and Order in the case of U.S. v. Golden Employment Group, Inc., 12 OCAHO nos. 1274 and 1277 (2016), the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) found a staffing company liable for 465 Form I-9 violations resulting in civil penalties in the …

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USCIS Announces Testing for New E-Verify Mobile App

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States – has announced testing for the new E-Verify Mobile App (“Application”) for employment eligibility verification of workers.

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USCIS Launches New E-Verify Usage Statistics Webpage

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has launched a new E-Verify Usage Statistics webpage with easy-to-use interactive tools that allows the public to view the total number of E-Verify Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) by state and the top 20 industries in the U.S. that use …

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USCIS Tells Employers to Continue to Use Current Form I-9 Until New Version Released

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published a 30-day notice in the Federal Register inviting public comment on proposed changes to the current Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The USCIS also told employers to continue to use the current Form I-9 until the new version …

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USCIS Proposes Changes to Form I-9 Used for Employment Eligibility Verification

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States – has published a notice in the Federal Register to inform the public of proposed changes to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification used to prove the identity …

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New E-Verify Security Enhancement Helps Deter Employee Fraud

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that a new security enhancement to the E-Verify electronic employment eligibility system program will help combat identity fraud by identifying and deterring fraudulent use of Social Security numbers (SSNs) for employment eligibility verification. The complete announcement from the USCIS is available at http://www.uscis.gov/news/new-security-enhancement-helps-e-verify-deter-employee-fraud.

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E-Verify Available to Employers Following End of Government Shutdown

The E-Verify employment eligibility verification system – unavailable since the federal government shutdown began on October 1, 2013 – has resumed operations following the ending of the shutdown and all features and services are now available, according to a bulletin from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) at http://content.govdelivery.com/bulletins/gd/USDHSCIS-900f6d.

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