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Two Notable Immigration Developments

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Employers Should Review USCIS Fillable Forms I-9 Completed Based on Download From USCIS Website Between November 14 and November 17, 2016 for Social Security Number Glitch - Any employer who used the revised fillable Form...more

Compliance News Flash

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

This week’s news flash – a quick overview of timely background screening and immigration-related news that is important to your organization. 1. Massachusetts employers and consumer reporting agencies (i.e., background...more

I-9 Alert: USCIS Reveals Social Security Number Glitch in Early Days of New Form's Release

by Clark Hill PLC on

Employers who downloaded the current Form I-9 and completed it electronically between November 14 and November 17, 2016 should check completed Forms I-9 for Social Security number glitch. Employers should be using Form...more

Form I-9 Alert!: Social Security Number Glitch

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

On April 17, 2017, USCIS alerted stakeholders concerning a glitch on the Form I-9. The glitch specifically relates to any Form I-9 downloaded between November 14, 2016 and November 17, 2016 and the employee’s Social...more

Reminder: Glitch in Form I-9 in November 2016

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

USCIS is reminding employers that if they are continuing to use a Form I-9 (“Smart Form”) that was downloaded between November 14 (when the form first became available) and November 17, 2016, they should download, save, and...more

Department Of Business Oversight Proposes Changes To Proposed Finders Rule

by Allen Matkins on

Last July, the California Department of Business Oversight proposed regulations to implement the provisions of AB 667 (Wagner). The bill, which was enacted in 2015 and took effect last year, created a new exemption from the...more

Important Information on W-2/SSN Data Theft Scam

by Bryan Cave on

A dangerous email scam currently is circulating nationwide and targeting employers, including tax exempt entities, universities and schools, government and private-sector businesses. The scammer poses as an internal executive...more

It's W-2 Phishing Season: How to Stop, and Respond to, Tax-Related Identity Fraud Aimed at Your Organization's Employees

by Littler on

HR and payroll professionals nationwide have been, and will continue to be, targeted with e-mails apparently sent by a senior executive but actually sent by scammers who ask for a prompt reply with the 2016 W-2s for all of...more

Tax Filing Fraud

by Bryan Cave on

Tax returns and W-2s are information rich documents that contain the name and Social Security Number of an employee, as well as information concerning their salary and address, and personal behavior and characteristics (e.g.,...more

Employer Privacy Policies: A How-To Guide

by Bryan Cave on

In 2005 Michigan became the first state to pass a statute requiring employers to create an internal privacy policy that governs their ability to disclose some forms of highly sensitive information about their employees....more

Information Security and Privacy Group News: Phishing Alert: Employee W-2 Information at Risk

by Murtha Cullina on

It's happening again. This time last year, there were a substantial number of phishing attacks all over the country targeting employee W-2 information. According to the IRS, phishing and other schemes jeopardizing tax...more

IRS and Others Renew Warnings About Fraudulent Emails Targeting Employee Tax Information

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

With tax season in full swing, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), state tax agencies, and tax industry groups recently renewed a warning about Form W-2 email spear-phishing scams. ...more

Social Security Number Privacy Policies: A How-To Guide

by Bryan Cave on

Social Security Numbers (“SSN”) were originally established by the Social Security Administration to track earnings and eligibility for Social Security benefits. Because a SSN is a unique personal identifier that rarely...more

Correction: Employers Could Face Scrutiny, Including From Immigration And Customs Enforcement, If They Cannot Produce Valid Social...

by Laner Muchin, Ltd. on

In a September 12, 2016 Fast Laner article, it was incorrectly stated that penalties that could be issued by the IRS for late or incorrect forms submitted pursuant to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) were capped at $1.5 million....more

How to Respond When ACA Electronic Reporting Triggers Notification of an Incorrect TIN

The Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) electronic reporting requirements for larger companies may inadvertently notify employers of employees using incorrect Social Security numbers. The ACA requires certain large employers with 50...more

Employers Could Face Scrutiny, Including From U.S. Immigration And Customs Enforcement, If They Cannot Produce Valid Social...

by Laner Muchin, Ltd. on

In 2016, employers subject to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) annual information reporting requirements under Code Sections 6055 and 6056 were required, for the first time, to distribute Form 1095-C reports to their full-time...more

Error Messages And The ACA: A Practical Guide To Handling Missing And Incorrect TINs

by Fisher Phillips on

A number of employers have reported troublesome Social Security Number (SSN) issues cropping up when filing Affordable Care Act (ACA) notices with the IRS. Many have received “AIRTN500” error messages, which indicate...more

ACA Reporting – Multiple Coverage and Requesting SSNs

Newly proposed IRS regulations seek to clarify certain aspects of reporting of minimum essential coverage by employers and issuers under Code Section 6055. Here, we focus on proposals that impact employer reporting (Part III...more

SSN Mistake Leads To Million Dollar Verdict - How Can You Avoid A Similar Fate?

by Fisher Phillips on

A federal court in California recently ruled that a job applicant’s admission that he used a false Social Security Number (SSN) cannot be the basis for disqualifying him from employment on good moral character grounds. The...more

Form 1095-C and I-9 Compliance: How to handle "mismatches"

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

Employers complying with the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) by filing Form 1095-C increasingly face another question: Are they in compliance with their I-9 obligations? The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires employers with...more

Milwaukee Bucks become latest victim to w-2 phishing scheme

We have been repeatedly warning our clients and readers about the massive and successful W-2 phishing schemes where hackers impersonate the CEO or CFO and send emails to payroll and/or HR folks in companies requesting W-2...more

Employee Data Security: Perquisite or Prerequisite?

by McManis Faulkner on

One of the many costs of doing business in this day and age is the threat of a data breach. In the past several years data breach incidents have occurred with increasing frequency. From Target to eBay and Sony to Ashley...more

Health Law Insights Newsletter - Issue 9 - May 2016

by McCarter & English, LLP on

NATIONAL - Medicare Proposes New Part B Payment System - The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on April 27 proposed a new rule that would transform Medicare Part B reimbursement to practitioners into...more

Phishing Season Opens for 2016 Tax Filings – Beware of “W-2 Phishing Scams”

by K&L Gates LLP on

Tax season brings many headaches, but none as miserable as sophisticated scammer efforts to steal employee W-2 information. Using social engineering and modest technological tools, a “spear phishing” attack seeks to trick...more

How Employers Can Help Prevent W-2's From Being Breached and Their Employees From Becoming Victims of ID Theft

by Bryan Cave on

The Internal Revenue Service issued an alert about an emerging phishing email scheme that purports to be from company executives and requests personal information on employees. The IRS has learned this scheme – part of...more

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