To paraphrase the program hawker, ‘you can’t figure out a complicated government form without a program!’ Following its recent release of a new Form I-9, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued a new I-9 Handbook for Employers. Although the revised Form I-9 is supposed to be easier to use, the handbook is a useful guide to keep handy for some of the more difficult issues that might arise. The handbook can be found here.
This blog is presented under protest by the law firm of Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP. It is essentially the random thoughts and opinions of someone who lives in the trenches of the war that often is employment law–he/she may well be a little shell-shocked. So if you are thinking “woohoo, I just landed some free legal advice that will fix all my problems!”, think again. This is commentary people, a sketchy overview of some current legal issue with a dose of humor, but commentary nonetheless; as if Dennis Miller were a lawyer…and still mildly amusing. No legal advice here; you would have to pay real US currency for that (unless you are my mom, and even then there are limits). But feel free to contact us with your questions and comments—who knows, we might even answer you. And if you want to spread this stuff around, feel free to do so, but please keep it in its present form (‘cause you can’t mess with this kind of poetry). Big news: Copyright 2013. All rights reserved; yep, all of them.