Employers should continue using expired Form I-9 until new version is available

April 01, 2016 0 COMMENTS

The current revision of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Form I-9 expired March 31. However, USCIS has instructed employers to continue using this version of the form until a new revision is approved.

Meanwhile, revisions to Form I-9 have been proposed, but the new form cannot be finalized and adopted until the public has had the opportunity to submit comments on the changes.

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New E-Verify Requirements Going into Effect in North Carolina

September 19, 2011 0 COMMENTS

By Richard L. Rainey

A new North Carolina state law soon will require use of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) E-Verify system to check if workers are legally entitled to work in the United States.

Under the new law, signed by Governor Bev Perdue on June 23, all employers in North Carolina that employ 25 or more workers eventually will be required to use the system. The new law will take effect at different times based on an employer’s size and type: read more…

Summer Will Be Sweltering for 1,000 Employers Caught in Latest ICE Crackdown

June 16, 2011 2 COMMENTS

Temperatures aren’t the only things heating up this week. On Wednesday, June 15, the Obama administration shifted the ever-intensifying immigration dialogue back to federal turf when U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that it will begin conducting its second round of immigration audits this year.

Authorities with ICE, a division of the Department of Homeland Security, declined to name the businesses that will be targeted or their locations, but at least 1,000 companies soon will be subject to inspection of their I-9 forms and other hiring records. The businesses range in size and reportedly include those “critical to infrastructure and key resources.”

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New Form I-9 Rule Takes Effect May 16

April 25, 2011 0 COMMENTS

A new final rule on verifying employment eligibility through the Form I-9 process has been adopted and is to take effect May 16.

Identical to an interim rule that has been in effect since April 3, 2009, the new rule makes changes regarding documents used to verify eligibility for employment in the United States. As with the interim rule, the final rule prohibits employers from accepting expired documents and revises the list of acceptable documents to remove outdated documents and make technical amendments. Also, documents applicable to certain citizens of the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands have been added.

The list of acceptable documents employees may present to employers is still divided into three sections: List A documents showing identity as well as employment authorization, List B documents showing identity only, and List C documents showing employment authorization only.

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E-Verify Redesign Coming Soon

June 08, 2010 0 COMMENTS

Big changes are coming to E-Verify that will enhance its usability, security, accuracy, and efficiency. The newly redesigned E-Verify features a clean and modern design, easy and intuitive navigation, and clear and simple language. Additionally, a new home page, improved case management, and a streamlined tutorial are among the dozens of improvements coming to the online system.

E-Verify is a free online program that electronically verifies the employment eligibility of newly hired employees. It is jointly operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) and is overseen by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

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Form I-9 Remains Valid Beyond June 30, 2009

June 26, 2009 0 COMMENTS

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today (June 26) that the Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 (Rev. 02/02/09) currently on the USCIS website will continue to be valid for use beyond June 30, 2009. The agency has requested that the Office of Management and Budget approve the continued use of the current  Form I-9. While this request is pending, the Form I-9 (Rev. 02/02/09) will not expire. USCIS will update the form when the extension is approved. Employers will be able to use either the Form I-9 with the new revision date or the Form I-9 with the 02/02/09 revision date at the bottom of the form.