Did the Fifth Circuit Authorize Tag-Team Completion of the Form I-9?

A recent Fifth Circuit decision has given hope to employers, at least those in the Fifth Circuit, with Forms I-9 completed before 2013 in some remote hire situations.  The Fifth Circuit acknowledged that the Form I-9 is confusing, and  to be fair, employers must be provided clear...

Current Version of Form I-9 Valid Until January 21, 2017

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has recently confirmed that employers may continue to use the current version of Form I-9 with a revision date of 03/08/2013 N until January 21, 2017, which will give employers a grace period before having to use the new Form...

5 Ways to Manage the Workplace Immigration Process

Ongoing I-9 and E-Verify enforcement efforts let employers know that serious civil and criminal sanctions can be imposed for noncompliance. By Avalyn C. Langemeier and Kari Blackman Whether immigration becomes more restrictive or expansive following the November general election,...

USCIS Will Issue Employer Guidance On 3-Year DACA Permits

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said Thursday that it’s working on employer guidance related to 2,600 three-year work permits mistakenly issued after a court blocked President Barack Obama’s major executive actions policies, in a move that could give companies some much...

Governor Perry Mandates Use of E-Verify By State Agencies and Their Contractors

In a press release on December 3rd, Texas Governor Rick Perry, announced his executive order that Texas state agencies under the direction of his office must now use the Federal Government’s E-Verify program to verify the employment eligibility of all current and prospective...

First Do No Harm: How to Correct I-9 Mistakes the Right Way

By Gary Endelman The fates have cursed you and your I-9s have mistakes. Unless you subscribe to the ancient samurai code and willingly accept disembowelment to erase your shame and preserve your family honor, what can you do? Fear not intrepid reader! All is not lost. First and...
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