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Immigration Reform and Control Act I-9

Yet Another New Form I-9 in Effect

In November 2016, HR Legalist announced that United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) issued a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The most significant change was to make the...more

Employers Must Use New Form I-9 Immediately

by Messner Reeves LLP on

All U.S. employers must now use the new Form I-9 (employment eligibility verification form) that was released by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in November. The old form (stamped “Expires 03/31/2016” in the...more

With The New Year Comes a New Form I-9: Are You Compliant?

Under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), employers are required to complete a Form I-9 for each new employee hired which serves to verify the identity of each new employee and to ensure that the new...more

A New Year, A New Form I-9

On November 14, 2016, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) released a new Form I-9 (Rev. 11/14/2016 N) to replace the prior form which expired on March 31, 2016. Beginning January 22, 2017,...more

New "Smart" Form I-9 Goes Into Effect January 22, 2017

by Smith Anderson on

Beginning January 22, 2017, employers will be required to use a new version of Form I-9 to verify the identity and employment authorization of their workforce. The new version includes a number of substantive changes, as well...more

New Form I-9: What Does This Mean for Employers

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

Form I-9 has undergone numerous changes since its inception following the passage of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). The newest version of Form I-9 was published by the United States Citizenship and...more

New Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification

by Dickinson Wright on

On November 14, 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification (“Form I-9”). Employers can continue to use the most recent version dated...more

Department of Justice’s Holiday Treat: A New Final Rule for Employers

As the saying goes, “No news is good news,” and HRLegalist is happy to report today that the final rule introduced this week by the Department of Justice, just in time for the holidays, introduces no new requirements for...more

Updated Form I-9 and USCIS fee increases

by White & Case LLP on

Background on Form I-9 - The Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986 mandated all employers to verify the identity and employment authorization documents for all of their employees. Form I-9 is used for this...more

If You Do Any Hiring, New I-9 Forms Must be Used Effective January 2017

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

On November 14, 2016, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) published a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification (“Form I-9”). This isn’t the first time it has done so but a new...more

Revised I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form: Effective January 22, 2017

by Bracewell LLP on

A revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification has been published. Effective January 22, 2017, employers must only use the new version of the Form I-9 dated 11/14/2016 N. The old version dated 03/08/2013 N...more

New Form I-9 Released

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a new revised version of Form I-9 on Monday, November 14, 2016. The previous editions of the Form (with “03/08/13” in the lower left corner) will remain valid until...more

Fines Increasing: Fresh Incentive for Employer Immigration Law Compliance

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued an interim final rule that increases significantly the monetary fines assessed against employers for violations of federal immigration law. Under the Immigration Reform and...more

I-9 Checkup: Nine Best Practices for I-9 Compliance

In today’s complicated maze of compliance requirements, most employers are aware of the need to complete a Form I-9 for every new hire. However, some employers fail to recognize the significance of the I-9 form....more

I Can’t Ask That? - Taking a Closer Look at Citizenship and National Origin Discrimination

by Williams Mullen on

When seeking a qualified candidate for an open position, Human Resources professionals are aware that it is generally impermissible to inquire about or consider an applicant’s race, sex, religion, or disability during the...more

Immigration Penalties Increase Effective August 1, 2016

by FordHarrison on

The Department of Justice has issued a new rule increasing penalties for I-9 paperwork violations, unlawfully employing unauthorized workers, and unfair immigration-related employment practices. The increase was triggered by...more

Employers Beware: DOJ Nearly Doubles Civil Penalties for IRCA Violations

On June 30th The Department of Justice (DOJ) published an Interim Final Rule adjusting civil monetary penalties for immigration related employment violations set forth in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA)....more

Corporate Acquisitions and Employment Verification Issues

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), all employers are required to complete an Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 on the first day of employment for all hired employees. While most employers...more

California's Special Restrictions on Who May Complete Form I-9

by Littler on

California's Secretary of State recently clarified whether an employer may use a notary public as its authorized representative to complete the Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification. In 1986, Congress passed the...more

Immigration-Related Documents and Information Not Discoverable in Wage and Hour Lawsuit

A New York federal court recently said that the plaintiff-employees involved in a wage and hour lawsuit are not required to produce their immigration documents and information. The case is important because it limits an...more

Immigration-Related Documents and Information Not Discoverable in Wage and Hour Lawsuit

A New York federal court recently said that the plaintiff-employees involved in a wage and hour lawsuit are not required to produce their immigration documents and information. The case is important because it limits an...more

Five Things Employers Should Consider When Conducting an I-9 Self-Audit

The year 2009 marked a dramatic change in Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (“ICE”) workforce enforcement strategy. Up until 2008, ICE focused its enforcement efforts almost exclusively on illegal workers. For instance,...more

Client Alert - The Rules of the Game Change As ICE Targets Employers

The year 2009 marked a dramatic change in Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) workforce enforcement strategy. Up until 2008, ICE focused its enforcement efforts almost exclusively on illegal workers. For instance, ICE...more

Employment Newsletter - May 2013: Only the Revised I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form May Be Used for New Hires...

by Wilson Elser on

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) makes it unlawful for an employer to knowingly hire or continue to employ an alien not authorized to be employed in the United States. Under IRCA, employers must comply...more

Are You Ready for the "New and Improved" I-9 Form?

by Holland & Knight LLP on

This alert reminds employers about the new I-9 employment authorization verification form and explains how to prepare to use it as required starting on May 7, 2013....more

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