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Alert: USCIS to Release New Form I-9

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Just as employers were becoming used to the new Form I-9 released in January of this year, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services announced that it will be releasing yet another updated version of the Form I-9 on July 17. (more…)

USCIS releases a new version of Form I-9

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is at it again. On November 14, 2016, USCIS published a new Form I-9 for employers to begin using immediately for new hires or re-verifications. (more…)

USCIS proposes new changes to Form I-9

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is at it again. On November 24, 2015, USCIS published a notice in the Federal Register of proposed changes to the Form I-9. The publication of the notice initiated a 60 day public comment period that will remain open until January 25, 2015. (more…)

I-9 Violations Result in Harsh Consequences

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

A recent decision by the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer – United States of America V. Hartmann Studios, Inc. – has resulted in more than $600,000 in civil penalties for the employer/defendant.   The $600,000 actually represents a decrease in the original penalty of $812,665.25. (more…)

Keeping Up with the Times: Solving the I-9 Conundrum for Remote Employees

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

The impact that technology has on our everyday life is impressive. It touches us at work, home, and even while we’re on the road. And while technology has its disadvantages (you are always “on”), it also has its advantages: for instance, it gives employees the ability to telecommute. Every day, more and more companies offer their employees the option to telecommute from home. In some instances, companies even hire individuals who live in a different state from where the employer is located. While allowing employees to telecommute from different states can be a great benefit for the employee (and the employer), it can create a nightmare for HR administrators trying to complete employment paperwork, such as the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.Under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, employers are required to complete a Form I-9 for each new employee. (more…)