Correcting I-9 mistakes

As a consultant, I often find that companies make mistakes with the I-9 form, also known as the Employment Eligibility Verification form. These mistakes, if discovered by the USCIS, can cost a great deal. In fact, one company had to pay over $600,000 for 808 mistakes. The good news is that you can correct mistakes …

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E-Verify being shutdown does not relieve employers of verifying the employment status of new workers

The partial government shutdown is having one effect on employers that may lead some employers to think they have a free ride in the employment process. Nothing could be further from the truth. The shutdown has not affected every agency. According to the newsletter from the law firm Fisher Phillips “The U.S. Department of Labor …

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Is ICE coming to get you this summer?

So far in 2018 ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) has already conducted more workplace investigations than they did in all of 2017. Looking for I-9 violations they are also looking for criminal violations as well. According to the attorneys at Stinson Leonard Street “the heightened worksite enforcement efforts will increase over the summer, according to …

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ICE enforcement will make the business world slippery for some

I listened to a speech by Thomas Homan, the Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), that he gave to the Heritage Foundation. He made it clear in his message that ICE will be stepping up their efforts in order to enforce the immigration laws of the U.S. There is certainly a lot …

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There is a new I-9 form and you had better start using it!

There are a number of changes the Trump administration is making that might make it slightly easier on employers. Changes in the wage and hour laws and rules revisions in OSHA safety regulations are just two of the ways that the new administration will be easier on employers. However, immigration is NOT going to be …

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A land of immigrants

I just finished watching a two-part show on the History Channel called America: Promised Land. I found the show fascinating as it discussed the immigrant nature of the population and the trials and tribulations those immigrants had in coming to America. Given the current sentiments wrapped around immigration policy it was a very interesting show. …

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ICE has an impact on a Buffalo company beyond the weather

It is not unusual to hear that Buffalo, New York has been affected by ice in the winter time. I am sure all of us have seen pictures of wind-driven ice caked on the landscape around Buffalo. In this particular case however, it is not ice that is the problem, rather it is ICE or …

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