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  • What Employees Need to Do if They Receive a Tentative Nonconfirmation (TNC) for I-9 Purposes

    If the information your employer entered into E-Verify from your Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, does not match records available to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or the Social Security Administration (SSA), your employer may receive a tentative nonconfirmation (TNC) result.  What Does a Tentative Nonconfirmation Result Mean? A TNC result does not necessarily […]

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  • Relaxation of Employer I-9 Compliance will end November 19, 2020

    Form I-9 is used to verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. All U.S. employers are required to complete Form I-9 for any individual they hire in the United States—including citizens and noncitizens. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on March 20, […]

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  • Immigration Updates from USCIS, CBP, DOS, and DOL due to COVID-19

    COVID-19 is having a vast impact on immigration operations across all government agencies. To help navigate these challenges, Berardi Immigration Law is providing a summary with the most recent updates from US Citizenship and Immigration Services, Customs and Border Protection, the Department of State, and the Department of Labor.  Updates from USCIS  Premium processing suspended […]

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  • DHS Announces Form I-9 Requirement Flexibility

    The Department of Homeland Security recently announced that due to the physical proximity complications associated with COVID-19, DHS will exercise discretion to defer the physical requirements associated with Form I-9. Employers with employees working remotely due to COVID-19 will not be required to review the employee’s identity and employment authorization documents in the employee’s physical […]

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  • Updates to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification

    On January 31, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a notice to the Federal Register announcing a new version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.  This new version was approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on October 12, 2019.  Employers should begin using this updated form (10/21/2019) immediately, although the prior version (Rev. […]

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  • New E-Verify Website Launched

    On April 10, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced the launch of the new E-Verify website, E-Verify.gov. The new user-friendly website provides employers, employees and the general public with information about E-Verify and Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, including employee rights and employer responsibilities in the employment verification process. The website enables employers to […]

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  • Employer Practices: Form I-9

    The Form I-9 is used to verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired in the U.S. It is a mandatory requirement for all U.S. employers, and it must be issued to new hires including both citizens and noncitizens. Keep in mind, it is unlawful to knowingly hire or continue to employ unauthorized workers […]

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  • Immigration Best Practices for Mergers & Acquisitions

    QUESTIONS TO ASK ABOUT THE PROPOSED MERGER/ACQUISITION: How is the deal to be structured? Is it a merger or a spin-off where employees will have a new employer with a different FEIN? Is it a stock purchase? Is it an asset acquisition where no liabilities are being assumed? Is it a successor in interest where […]

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  • Best Practices for Employers to Avoid Immigration Violations

    General Overview Enforcement actions or audits can be carried out by various arms of the government, including U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the Department of Labor (DOL). Inquiries by one government agency will often result in inquiries or actions by another government agency. The most common types of […]

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  • New Form I-9 Effective January 22, 2017

    United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently published a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Effective Jan. 22, 2017, employers must use only the new version, dated 11/14/2016 N. Until then, employers may continue to use the version dated 03/08/2013 N or the new version. The new Form I-9 was created in an […]

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