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Hiring & Firing United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

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 -

Changes to Foreign Affairs Manual and Developments in the Adjudications of Nonimmigrant Visas Signal Increased Scrutiny of Visa...

by Littler on

Recent actions by the U.S. Department of State (DOS) and Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) indicate that employers seeking to hire foreign workers will likely face a more stringent visa approval process....more

USCIS Releases Updated I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form

Last month, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services published a new version of the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form. The Form I-9 is used by employers to verify the identity and employment authorization of...more

Employers Required to Use Revised Form I-9

by Jaburg Wilk on

Effective September 18, 2017, employers must begin using a revised Form I-9, which was released on July 17, 2017. The new form is valid through August 31, 2019. Using an outdated form is a violation of recordkeeping...more

Heads Up: Employers Must Use Yet Another New I-9 Form

by Akerman LLP - HR Defense on

Employers need to switch to yet another new I-9 Form on or before September 18, 2017. The latest update–the second revision to the I-9 since the beginning of the Trump Administration—does not reflect any significant...more

Immigration Law Update - August 2017

by Clark Hill PLC on

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released the latest Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, on July 17, 2017. Employers will be able to either (1) use this revised version or (2) continue...more

Prepare to Launch – New I-9 Form

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

Most employers have now implemented the use of the highly publicized, newly revised Form I-9 which United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) mandated as the only acceptable Form I-9 version (rev 11/14/16)...more

Prepare to Launch – New I-9 Form

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

Most employers have now implemented the use of the highly publicized, newly revised Form I-9 which United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) mandated as the only acceptable Form I-9 version (rev 11/14/16)...more

HR Reminder: On Sept. 18, Start using New Form I-9

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released a new version of Form I-9, which must be used on and after Sept. 18, 2017. This new form has a revision date of July 17, 2017, and is the current (and...more

New I-9 (And We Are Not Talking About Bingo) – Employers Should Look For New Form by September 18

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a new version of the Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9 that employers will need to start using soon. As all employers know, the I-9 is the form used to...more

I-9 Compliance is Now A Lot Easier

For years, employers have struggled with properly completing the requirements of the I-9 Form. Every employee hired after November 6, 1986 must have an I-9 Form on file with the employer. The Form is proof that the employer...more

New I-9 Form

Employers must begin using a new I-9 Form no later than September 18, 2017. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services has changed the list of documents which new employees may use to complete the form. The newly revised...more

Another Revised Form I-9: Mostly Non-Substantive Changes, with One Puzzling Guidance Modification, and Employers Must Switch to a...

Two weeks ago, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) published a new revised Form I-9—the second to go into effect this year—which becomes mandatory as of September 18, 2017. Between now and September 18,...more

New Mandatory Form I-9 and Employer Handbook

USCIS recently released a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The new form makes subtle changes to phrases and instructions and adds additional acceptable List C documents. Starting September 18,...more

USCIS Issues New I-9 Form: Commentary and I-9 Checklist for Employers

On July 17, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) issued a revised Form I-9. The new form must be used by September 18, 2017....more

I-9 Update

Onboarding a new employee is a time-consuming process that requires diligent review of employment authorization materials. One major element of onboarding is the completion of the Form I-9, intended to document verification...more

What Employers Need to Know About the New Form I-9

by Alston & Bird on

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) announced and released another new version of the Form I-9. The new form has a revision date of July 17, 2019, and an expiration date of August 31, 2019. Employers are cautioned...more

New Form I-9 available

by McAfee & Taft on

A Form I-9 is used for verifying the identity and employment authorization of individuals — both citizens and noncitizens — hired for employment in the United States. All U.S. employers must ensure proper completion of Form...more

New I-9 Form Issued by USCIS

by Bryan Cave on

A new I-9 Form has been issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Revisions include the following...more

Employers Must Use New Form I-9 As Of September 18, 2017

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced a revised and updated version of Form I-9 that employers must use to verify identity and employment authorization of all new hires, effective...more

USCIS Issues New Form I-9 that Employers Must Use by September 18th

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

On July 17, 2017, the United States Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), released a new version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. While the new form currently is...more

Revised Form I-9 Released; Mandatory Use By Mid-September

by LeClairRyan on

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification on July 17, 2017. Employers can use this revised version, or continue using the prior Form I-9...more

Latest Revised I-9 Form Released

For the second time in less than a year, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has revised the Form I-9. The latest version of the form was released on July 17, and has a footer reading “07/17/17 N.” ...more

Timing Is Everything: USCIS Revises Form I-9 To Clarify When Section 1 Should Be Completed

As you may recall, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently modernized the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to offer both a “paper” and an “electronic” version. Last week, the USCIS released yet...more

Premium Processing Resumed for Certain H-1B Petitions

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

As of July 24, 2017, USCIS has resumed premium processing service for certain types of H-1B cap-exempt petitions. While premium processing is still not available for most H-1B petitions, USCIS announced that it will now...more

September 18 Deadline Set By U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for Employers to Use Revised Form I-9

by Genova Burns LLC on

Currently, every employer that recruits, hires, or refers employees for a fee in the U.S. is required to complete the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification process within three days of a new employee’s hiring.  On...more

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