ICE Extends the I-9 Flexibility Rules Related to Form I-9 for Remote Work

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) today announced an extension of the flexibilities in rules related to Form I-9 compliance that was granted earlier this year. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will extend this policy until March 31, 2021. On March 19, 2020, DHS announced that it would exercise prosecutorial discretion to defer the… Continue reading ICE Extends the I-9 Flexibility Rules Related to Form I-9 for Remote Work

DOL and USCIS Playing Nice

The DOL has recently announced that the USCIS has agreed to start sharing data with the DOL regarding potential LCA violations that are detected as part of a non-immigrant or immigrant petition filing. For example, if an H-1b worker is transferring her H-1b petition from Co. A to Co. B and the last pay-stubs presented… Continue reading DOL and USCIS Playing Nice

USCIS Releases Revised I-9

The USCIS recently issued a revised version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification Form. This form must be used beginning on September 18, 2017. All existing storage and retention rules for Form I-9 must continue to be followed. As you know, employers use the Form I-9 to verify the identity and employment authorization of… Continue reading USCIS Releases Revised I-9

Infosys agrees to record settlement for immigration violations

Infosys, an Indian software development firm, recently reached a $34 million settlement with federal prosecutors in Texas. The U.S. government accused Infosys of bringing employees to perform work in the U.S. on B-1 visas, which allows foreign nationals to enter the U.S. temporarily for business purposes. The U.S. government argued that Infosys should have submitted… Continue reading Infosys agrees to record settlement for immigration violations

$7 million reasons to comply

ICE recently provided some updated data regarding I-9 audits and recents fines against U.S. businesses. 4,000 business have been subject to I-9 investigations since FY 2009 with over $7 million in fines being levied. If you have not audited your I-9 records lately, it may be a good item to add to your task list.… Continue reading $7 million reasons to comply