It's more important than ever to make sure your employees are who they say they are and they're legally eligible to work in this country.
Why? The ongoing battle against terrorism has led immigration and work-visa policies to be scrutinized like never before. That includes new mandates for tougher enforcement and immigration reforms.
Also, the new Homeland Security Act of 2002 promises to alter the immigration landscape as the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) moves under the jurisdiction of the new Department of Homeland Security.
The simple, yet complex I-9
The bureaucratic shuffling won't change one thing: Employers must still verify that their employees are authorized to work in the United States. The process requires all employers, regardless of size, to complete an Employment Eligibility Verification form, or I-9, for each new hire. New employees have three days to produce original documents...(register to read more)