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US Citizenship & Immigration Services - 2017 New Laws

US Citizenship & Immigration Services - 2017 New Laws

August 2017 Newsletter:

New I-9 Regulations ARE NOT OPTIONAL
  The USCIS Announced the Release of a Revised I-9 Employment Eligibility  Verification Form . . . 
 
Key Information: 
  • The revised version may be used now, but must be used no later than September 18, 2017.
  • Employers can continue using Form I-9 with a revision date of 11/14/16 through September 17, 2017.
  • Employers must continue following existing regulations &for any previously completed Form I-9. Download Retain and Store Form I-9 Rules
  • Changes can be found in the newly revised Handbook for Employers:
    Guidance for Completing Form I-9 (M-274). Download New Form I-9 (M-274) Handbook   
Instruction Revision to the Form I-9:
  • The name of the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) has been changed. Its new name is Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER).
  • The instructions on Section 2 have been slightly changed to read: "Employers or their authorized representative must complete and sign Section 2 within three business days of the employee's first day of employment."
List of Acceptable Documents on Form I-9 Revisions: 
  • The Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240) was added as a List C document and all the certifications of report of birth issued by the Department of State (Form FS-545, Form DS-1350, and Form FS-240) have been combined.
  • The List C documents have been renumbered, except for the Social Security card, which remains #1 on the list.
Here is a quick reference list of the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification forms; the information is vital to you remaining compliant in the coming months AND avoiding an audit. Download New I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form. 

Reminder: 
Take this opportunity to schedule an audit of your I-9 records.   
In recent audits we've found anywhere from 25% to 85% of the  
I-9 forms to contain errors.  If we fix yours before  
Homeland Security or Immigration & Customs Enforcement  
begins an audit of your company . . .  
we can save you thousands of dollars in fines.
Employers must be aware of the state and federal MANY new laws ... most of which are effective immediately. We are committed to inform you when these new regulations go into effect and ensure that your firm remains compliant. If you have any questions about these new updates, please contact us!

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