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Immigration compliance issues and changes to track in 2009

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in Hiring,Human Resources

by Andrew P. Galeziowski, Esq.

Employers have a number of immigration compliance issues to track in 2009, affecting the Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9, business travel, no-match letters and employment authorization documentation.

New I-9 form

In late 2008, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published an interim rule amending the I-9 and the types of identity and employment authorization documents an employer may accept as part of the I-9 process. Employers were originally told to begin using the new I-9 form beginning on Feb. 2, 2009. But then USCIS announced a two-month delay to that ruling. Bottom line: Employers should continue using the current I-9 form until April 3. Both forms are listed at the  USCIS web site.

Starting April 3, follow this guidance from USCIS:

  • The new Form I-9 must be used not only for new hires but also for all reverifications that might be required for ...(register to read more)

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