Form I-9

What to watch for on nonimmigrant’s I-9 paperwork

What to watch for on nonimmigrant’s I-9 paperwork Heads up! Be sure you’re taking an extra-close look at workers’ Form I-9 documentation. In a recent release, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) warned employers to watch for issues with work eligibility for certain types of nonimmigrants. Nonimmigrants can be eligible to work in this country [...]

August 29th, 2019|Form I-9|

Form I-9 audits rising for employers: Best ways to avoid federal scrutiny

    Thousands of companies audited in 2018, with more to come   Be aware: Form 1-9 audits are on the rise, as U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is committed to checking if businesses are in compliance.   In the first seven months of 2018, ICE notified over 5,200 employers that they were being [...]

October 23rd, 2018|Form I-9|

Latest scams target I-9s, W-2s: How Payroll can keep info safe

Is that really a federal agency contacting you?   Watch out: Several scams are going around that target Payroll pros and the forms you use every day.   And these scammers are more sophisticated than ever before, posing as federal officials and top execs in an attempt to steal confidential info.   New I-9 scheme [...]

January 25th, 2018|Form I-9, Identity Theft, W-2s|

Employer out 225K for asking new hires for a specific document

Watch which documents you request from new workers   By now, most savvy companies know they must treat everyone equally during the hiring process and work-authorization process.   But that hasn’t stopped this disturbing trend: The Dept. of Justice (DOJ) has been slapping employers with hefty penalties for not treating U.S. citizens and non-citizens the [...]

September 14th, 2017|Form I-9, New hire|

New I-9 Forms

The new I-9 form was released November 14. It may now be used, although the old form will remain valid through January 21, 2017. After that date, you must use the new form. We recommend you train all employees who are responsible for completing the I-9 and start to use it for new hires as [...]

February 1st, 2017|Form I-9|

Higher taxable wage base, other big 2017 changes

This year-end will be one of the most hectic The Social Security taxable wage base is about to make one of its biggest jumps – ever. Add to that the many other changes already piled on for this year-end, and you wonder how you’re going to keep your head above water. Here’s the latest: The [...]

Current I-9 has March expiration date, changes coming

The comment period recently closed on proposed changes to Form I-9.  The revised version is expected to be a "smart" form, meaning employers could complete the I-9 electronically, taking advantage of drop-down lists and onscreen instructions. Even though the form could be completed on a computer, it would still be printed, and the hard copy [...]

October 20th, 2016|Form I-9|

11 new Changes for I-9 regs: What they mean for Payroll

Employment eligibility verification form revisions You'll soon need to start using an updated Form I-9. Changes to the form are about to be rolled out. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) says it's making changes so employers can: Reduce technical errors, and Complete the form on a computer. After the initial comment period ended Jan [...]

October 7th, 2016|Form I-9|

Company made honest mistake in I-9 procedures, still must pay up

Asking non-citizens for more documents results in trouble The Immigration and Nationality Act requires a lot from employers. And even small mistakes – like asking for the wrong documents – can get companies in big trouble. One recent example: A Glendale, CA, Macy's location was hiring for an open position. The candidate it chose was [...]

October 7th, 2016|Form I-9|