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Double-check employee ID records! No-match letters are back

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After a three-year hiatus, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has resumed sending no-match letters to employers, alerting them when employees’ Social Security numbers don’t correspond to numbers in the SSA’s database.

While it’s unclear whether the resumption will harm employers—the government didn't even explain why no-match letters have returned—prudence suggests now is a good time to make sure your employment eligibility verification processes are in good shape.

No-match letters became a political flashpoint in 2007 and 2008, as concerns about illegal immigration simmered. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security favored using no-match letters to flag undocumented workers who might use phony Social Security numbers to gain clearance to work in the U.S.

Critics feared that would lead to wholesale firings for anyone whose name appeared on a no-match letter.

The new no-match letters, which were expected to go in the mail ...(register to read more)

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