By Adam Francoeur, Esq.
This week the U.S. Senate, led by the so-called “gang of eight,” released a bill that has won the cautious approval of the White House and of advocates seeking an overhaul of the broken immigration system and, principally, a roadmap to citizenship for the nearly 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. . . . → Read More: Comprehensive Immigration Reform: A Bill at Last!
By Richard Yemm, Esq.
Just when you thought you knew everything there was to know about filling out an I-9, the eagerly anticipated (at least in our office) two-page Form I-9 was finally released on Friday (March 8, 2013) amid much fanfare and excitement (in our office).. Although the old (02/02/09 and 08/07/09) versions of the form can . . . → Read More: Are Your I-9s in Order? Five Improvements to the New Form I-9 to Help Employers!
By: Blake Miller, Esq.
U.S. state and federal mandatory E-Verify bills threaten to throw America’s struggling economy further into the depths. E-Verify is the internet-based system that allows employers to check employment authorization of their workforce. The online system is a cooperative . . . → Read More: Mandatory E-Verify: Spoiling the United States
By Tien-Li Loke Walsh, Esq. & L. Batya Schwartz Ehrens, Esq.
If the Form I-9 gives you nightmares and cold sweats, an electronic I-9 management system (not your therapist!) may be the right solution for your company. However, an I-9 system alone cannot remedy all your I-9 issues. Designing and implementing an effective Standard Operating Procedure . . . → Read More: Going Electronic? The “Seven W’s” for Developing an Effective SOP for Electronic I-9 Implementation
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has revised its Handbook for Employers: Instructions for Completing Form I-9 (M-274). Revised as of January 5, 2011, the handbook includes expanded guidance on lawful permanent residents, H-1B employees, F-1 students, J-1 exchange visitors, refugees and asylees, and acceptable documents for employees in temporary protected status . . . → Read More: Revised USCIS I-9 Handbook for Employers: Summary of Key Changes
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released the updated version of The Handbook for Employers (Rev. 01/05/2011), also known as the M-274.
Some of the many changes, new sections, and tools included in The Handbook for Employers are:
New visual aids for completing Form I-9;
Examples of new relevant USCIS documents;
Expanded guidance on . . . → Read More: USCIS Revises I-9 Handbook for Employers
The AILA Verification & Documentation Liaison Committee has received confirmation from E-Verify that it will no longer verify work authorization for an employee who is working for an employer under H-1B portability where the employee previously held H-1B status but has since held an intervening status.
In the past, E-Verify had . . . → Read More: E-Verify on Work Authorization Under H-1B Portability