Kirsten Solis, a Senior Human Resource Representative at Xenium HR, joins the Human Resources for Small Business podcast to discuss the what employers should know about the Form I-9.
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By Lacey Halpern, Xenium
Legislation surrounding proper employee classification and an increase in I-9 audits makes keeping track of employee records even more important for HR professionals and small business owners. Depending on the number of employees, this task can be simple or can consume hours of the day. Taking the time to audit and organize today will save a company from headache tomorrow.
The Federal government’s recent crackdown on the employment of unauthorized employees has sparked urgency amongst HR leaders to spend more time training managers on how to properly fill out the I-9 form, and more importantly, what to look out for. The Department of Homeland Security and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has instituted nationwide audits through 2014, with a primary focus on employers’ I-9 files.
Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) Secretary Janet Napolitano, on Wednesday, July 8, 2009, announced the DHS’s intention to rescind the Bush-era Social Security No-Match Letter rule. The No-Match letter rule established a ‘safe harbor’ procedure that would have established a 90-day window for employers to resolve employment eligibility issues or terminate the employee in question. The No-Match rule has never been implemented due to a court order and legal challenge still pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
(Thank you to our partner, Jordan Schrader PC for sharing this alert.)
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a department of the Department of Homeland Security, will implement the revised Form I-9 beginning April 3, 2009. All employers that hire or rehire employees on or after April 3, 2009 must begin using the revised Form I-9.