Mark A Ivener, A Law Corporation

Category: I-9

New I-9 Form Available, USCIS Delays Change in List of Acceptable Documents

The new I-9 employment authorization verification form is available here as a PDF. An updated version of the I-9 Handbook for Employers is also expected to be released. The new form reflects the Department of Homeland Security’s amended regulations governing the types of acceptable documents and receipts that employees may present to their employers for… Read More

DHS Issues Interim Rule on I-9 Verification Documents

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is amending its regulations governing the types of acceptable identity and employment authorization documents and receipts that employees may present to their employers for employment authorization verification (Form I-9). The interim rule (PDF), effective February 9, 2009: requires that all documents presented during the verification process be unexpired; eliminates… Read More

Revised I-9 Verification Forms Now Required

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reminded employers that they should have transitioned to using the revised Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9) & Instructions. The revised I-9, which includes the revision date (Rev. 06/05/07)N printed on the lower right corner of the form, is now the only version valid for use. Effective December 26, 2007,… Read More

Complete Immigration Review Avoids Unwelcome Surprises

No big merger would ever be consummated without a comprehensive due diligence analysis. Yet while prudent deal makers will always conduct a thorough financial analysis of a prospective merger partner, an issue that has become critical in today’s global economy often gets little pre-merger consideration: immigration compliance. The lack of adequate immigration due diligence can… Read More

Scrutinize Contractor Hires To Avoid Wal-mart Problem

Most American employers are quite familiar with the first provision of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, which specifically prohibits the hiring, recruitment or referral of an alien not authorized to legally work in the United States. A much lesser-known provision, provision four, outlining the use of labor through contractors, subcontractors or exchanges… Read More