Tag: I-9

April 20, 2017

Employers Should Review Form I-9 for Social Security Number Glitch

We received the following email from the USCIS about a form I-9 glitch: If you used Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, that you downloaded between Nov. 14 and Nov. 17, 2016, review them to ensure your employees’ Social Security numbers appear correctly in Section 1. There was a glitch when the revised Form I-9 was […]

March 04, 2017

Updated I-9 Handbook for Employers Now Available

USCIS published the updated Handbook for Employers: Guidance for Completing Form I-9 (M-274). The handbook gives employers detailed guidance for completing Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. It reflects revisions to the latest Form I-9 dated 11/14/2016. See the table of changes for highlights of the changes.

August 15, 2016

Staffing Company Fined $175,000 for Discrimination Against Non-Citizens

The Justice Department reached an agreement today with TEG Staffing Inc., also known as Eastridge Workforce Solutions, a temporary staffing agency headquartered in San Diego, to resolve allegations that their Mira Mesa, California, office discriminated against work-authorized non-U.S. citizens in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). The department’s investigation found that from at […]

June 29, 2016

Seed Co. To Pay $200K To Settle DOJ Immigrant Discrimination Claims

Crookham Company has agreed to pay $200,000 to resolve the Department of Justice’s charge that the company discriminated against work-authorized non-U.S. citizens, in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Crookham, which is based in Caldwell, Idaho, is a seed company that produces hybrid sweet corn, popcorn and onions. The department’s investigation found that […]

May 18, 2016

Justice Department Settles Claims Against Barrios Street Realty Inc. for Discriminating Against U.S. Workers

The Justice Department recently reached a historic settlement agreement with Barrios Street Realty Inc., a company based in Lockport, Louisiana. The agreement resolves claims that the company and its agent, Jorge Arturo Guerrero Rodriguez, discriminated against U.S. workers by preferring to hire foreign workers under the H-2B visa program. The department’s investigation found that in […]

May 18, 2016

Netjets Services Fined $41,480 in Immigration-Related Discrimination Settlement

The Justice Department recently announced that it has reached an agreement with NetJets Services Inc. (NetJets), a business that provides private aviation services based out of Columbus, Ohio. The agreement resolves allegations that NetJets violated the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) by discriminating against work-authorized immigrants. The Justice Department’s investigation found […]

April 05, 2016

Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9), Remains Effective after March 31, 2016.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that the current Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, Remains Effective After March 31, 2016 until further notice, employers should continue using Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. This current version of the form continues to be effective even after the Office of Management and Budget control number expiration date of […]

November 04, 2015

Employers: Beware of Demanding Green Card Proof!

Here’s a typical question we get from clients who are permanent residents of the United States: I lost my green card and applied for a replacement and have an I-551 stamp on my passport. My stamp expires October 15, 2015. But my employer says that the stamp I-551 is not enough to prove I can […]