IMMIGRATION

Add immigration hardliner to mix for new Labor Secretary

12/01/2016
Another name has surfaced as a possibility to become Secretary of Labor when Donald Trump takes office in January.

USCIS raises filing fees for immigration forms

11/28/2016
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is increasing filing fees associated with a significant number of immigration applications.

New Justice Department rule aims to crack down on I-9 discrimination

11/22/2016
The U.S. Department of Justice recently issued proposed regulations that make clear I-9 discrimination means treating people differently based on national origin.

Trump wins: What's that mean for the American workplace?

11/09/2016
Tuesday's shocking election of Donald Trump means America has elected an entirely new agenda for workplace and employment issues.

Can you review I-9 documents remotely?

10/20/2016
For each new hire, employers must verify employment eligibility by reviewing original documents in person with the employee. But what if that new hire lives and works hundreds of miles away?

Staffing firm cleared of falsely attesting validity of I-9 docs

09/22/2016
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a $226,000 fine levied against a Minnesota staffing company for attesting to the validity of I-9 documents presented to a Texas staffing company.

The new I-9 form is coming: Take advantage of grace period

09/20/2016
A new version of Form I-9 is coming this fall, with enhanced features to reduce errors and help employers complete it on their computers.

Get ready to use new 'smart' I-9 form this fall

09/15/2016
Within the next two months, expect the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service to publish a long-awaited update to the Form I-9.

Get ready to use new, enhanced Form I-9

09/12/2016
A new employment eligibility verification form will be available by Nov. 23.

New rules for recruiting foreign workers

09/06/2016
The Office of Foreign Labor Certification is expected to publish new regulations aiming to modernize the U.S. Department of Labor’s electronic permanent labor certification system.

How do we complete I-9s for out-of-state staff?

08/31/2016
Q. Some of our employees work in other states out of their homes. For completing the I-9 Forms, can I use a notary public to verify employees’ documents?

New visa regs would aid H-1B mobility

01/15/2016
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has published new proposed regulations designed to make it easier for highly skilled immigrants who hold work visas to remain in the country if their work circumstances change.

How do we go about verifying I-9 documents for remote employees?

10/28/2015
Q. We have a workforce that largely works remotely, some hundreds of miles from our corporate office. For a variety of reasons, we will be reclassifying a number of these individuals from independent contractor status to employees. Given that we will need I-9s for the employees, do we need to personally see the required identification documents, or can the employees send us facsimiles/scans, etc.? If we need to see the forms personally, what is the best way to do that?

We found questionable I-9 documents: What now?

05/28/2015
Q: “While conducting an annual self-audit of employee files and I-9 compliance, I have encountered some questionable documents that I believe to be fraudulent. If I contact an ICE agent to verify these documents, will this then trigger a company wide ICE audit?” – Santana, Texas

USCIS reaches H-1B visa cap in less than a week

04/23/2015
All 85,000 H-1B visas for 2016 are spoken for, snapped up in less than seven days in an application process that began April 1.
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