Hiring & Firing Eligibility

Hiring & Firing refers to the process of recruiting, interviewing and offering employment and the process of evaluating performance and dismissing employees. Hiring & Firing is a highly regulated area and... more +
Hiring & Firing refers to the process of recruiting, interviewing and offering employment and the process of evaluating performance and dismissing employees. Hiring & Firing is a highly regulated area and can create tremendous liability for employers who fail to properly adhere to acceptable employment practices. Some of the potential pitfalls in this area stem from discriminatory hiring practices, improper performance evaluations, and retaliatory firings.  less -
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Work and Travel Guidance for F-1 Students with Pending H-1B “Change of Status” Applications and “Cap-Gap” Employment Authorization

This advisory summarizes key travel and employment issues if you are an F-1 student with Optional Practical Training (OPT) employment eligibility and an H-1B filing on your behalf has been accepted by US Citizenship and...more

Update! I-9 Forms and Immigration

Earlier this year, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) issued a newly revised Form I-9 for use by employers. The Form I-9 is used to verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals who are...more

Immigration Reform Proposal Would Mandate Employer Use of E-Verify

Senate Bill No. 744, known as the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, was introduced in the Senate on April 16, 2013, is now being considered by the House of Representatives, and Title...more

I-94 Automation and the I-9 Process: Making the Form I-9 More Complicated

This spring U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) began implementation of a phased in Form I-94, Arrival/Departure Record, automation process. The Form I-94 is issued to all visitors entering the U.S. and assists CBP in...more

Georgia & North Carolina Employers must begin using E-Verify July 1, 2013 - are you ready?

In the summer of 2011, the Georgia and North Carolina legislatures each passed laws mandating the use of E-Verify for private companies. Employers were phased over time to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’...more

The Deceptively Simple Form I-9

In March 2013, after receiving thousands of comments, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued an updated Form I-9. The goal was to simplify the Form, reformat it, and clarify the instructions to reduce...more

Employers Should be Aware of Updated I-9 Form

As most employers are aware, the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (the “Act”) requires employers to verify that their employees are legally authorized to work in the United States. The Department of Homeland...more

Employers Must Use The New Form I-9 Starting May 7, 2013; Is Your Organization Prepared?

A new version of Form I-9 was released by USCIS on March 8, 2013. Employers were required by law to begin using the new version of Form I-9 effective immediately, but USCIS gave employers a 60-day grace period to implement...more

Are You Using the Correct Form I-9?

Use of the new form is mandatory starting May 7, 2013. As we reported earlier, on March 8, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a newly revised Employment Eligibility Verification form, Form...more

I-9 Employer Verification Form – Use New Version Starting May 7, 2013

Employers must begin using the new version of Form I-9 on May 7, 2013. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced publication of the revised Form I-9 for...more

Updated Form I-9

Beginning May 7, 2013, all employers must begin using the new Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9, with a revision date of March 8, 2013. Employers who fail to use this new form beginning on May 7, 2013, may be...more

Reminder Alert: Revised Form I-9 Must Be Used by U.S. Employers Starting May 7, 2013

As a follow-up to our Alert of March 8, 2013, this is a reminder that the revised Form I-9 must be used by all U.S. employers for new hires starting tomorrow, May 7, 2013....more

New Form I-9 Takes Effect Today

As we alerted you in March, the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS) released a new version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, but allowed employers to continue using the previous version for a...more

Do You Have Your I-9 Ducks In A Row?

Starting May 7, 2013, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will accept only the new version of the I-9 employment eligibility verification form. You may recall that on March 7, 2013, the USCIS announced that...more

Reminder – As of May 7, 2013, Use of the New, Revised Form I-9 is Required

As of May 7, 2013, all employers must be using the new, revised Form I-9 issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. Employers are required to complete and retain a Form I-9 to verify the identity and...more

DHS Clarifies Date for Mandatory Use of New Form I-9 – May 7, 2013

As stated in our March 18, 2013 Labor & Employment Law Perspectives, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a new version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. ...more

Revised Form I-9 Goes into Effect May 7

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") recently published its latest revisions to the Employment Eligibility Verification Form – more commonly known as the Form I-9 – that are intended to minimize...more

USCIS Corrects Form I-9's Effective Date of Use

On April 9, 2013, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a notice of correction in the Federal Register to rectify a mistake made in its prior notice of March 8, 2013, in connection with the new version...more

Employers Must Prepare for the New Form I-9

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") has published a revised Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9, which employers may immediately start using. Beginning on May 7, 2013, employers must use the new form....more

The New Form I-9

Executive Summary: Employers are required to start using the revised Form I-9 by May 7th, and staff members responsible for employee eligibility verification should be trained in changes to the form....more

Get Ready, Get Set - March 7 for the New Form I-9. Right?

United States and Citizenship Services (USCIS) has posted contradictory information on the exact date that the new I-9 form (Rev. 03/08/13)N must be used. The revision date is referenced on the lower left hand corner of the...more

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Issues Newly Revised Form I-9, Mandates Use by All Employers

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently issued regulations that require all employers to begin using a newly revised Form I-9 to verify the identity and work authorization eligibility of new employees....more

Revised Form I-9 Released by USCIS

On March 8, 2013, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (the “USCIS”) published its long-awaited, revised and updated Form I-9 for Employment Eligibility Verification. The new form has some new features,...more

Revised Form I-9 For Use In Verifying Employment Eligibility

On March 8, 2013, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a revised Form I-9 for use in verifying employment eligibility in the U.S. All employers and employees are required to fill out I-9...more

Immigration Client Alert: New Form I-9

On March 8, 2013, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) issued an updated Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9. As you are aware, U.S. law requires that employers verify the identity and employment...more

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