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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REMINDER! Today is the day you must start using the new I-9

Back in July, I wrote There is a new I-9 form and you had better start using it! I told you that the USCIS had published a new I-9 form that was to be used starting in September. Well, was the day! As of today the form what has an expiration date of 8/31/2019 is the …

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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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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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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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The I-9 Reverification Process: Who and When

I occasionally get questions from clients on what has to be done in the reverification of documents that are used to show that someone has the legal right to work in the United States. So I figured others may have that question as well. So here is some information on the “who and when” of …

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