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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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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How to be barred from using the E-Verify System

OK, chock this one up to “You learn something new every day.” I came across an agency of the government I have not heard of before. Have you ever heard of the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Discrimination (OSC) within the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)? No? Good I …

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Four Suggestions on How to verify an I-9 for a distant employee

  A question I often get is how do you verify I-9 documentation for a distant employee? After all, whoever signs the document is saying that they are attesting to the fact that they have seen the actual documents and attest to the fact that the documents look authentic in their best judgment. This means …

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New I-9 MUST be in place NO Later than May 7, 2013

  The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a new Form I-9 that must be used by all employers no later than May 7, 2013. In a very strange application of the Paperwork Reduction Act, which states that the purpose of the act is to “…minimize the paperwork burden for individuals, small businesses, educational …

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The Updated I-9: Who Knew a Simple Form Would be so Difficult?

  Back on August 22, 2012 I published The I-9 you are using is about to expire, now what? I hope you were paying attention. But don’t worry the new one is not out yet. In fact it may not make its appearance until 2013 and when it does you will probably not be too …

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The I-9 you are using is about to expire, now what?

For those of you who are observant you will have noticed that the current I-9 you are using is about to expire on August 31, 2012. For those of you not so observant do not worry, well I would worry if you have not been using he right form, but that is another story. In …

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Immigration Compliance: Being Prepared

Arizona’s immigration law has been approved by the U.S. Supreme Court. As a result Georgia’s law, very much like Arizona’s, will likely survive the court challenges. So you need to be prepared for immigration compliance. The national law firm of Seyfarth Shaw published a paper entitled How Will the Supreme Court’s Approval of Arizona’s E-Verify …

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I-9 Audits: 6 Things You Need To Know

Just like the Department of Labor, ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) has stepped up its enforcement efforts. According to attorney Sarah Hawk, of Fisher & Phillips, LLP,  the last two years have seen big increases in the number of I-9 audits that ICE is conducted. The fines have been increased, the forms have been changed, and the …

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