Preparing for a Potential Government Shutdown: Immigration Implications for Employers
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Preparing for a Potential Government Shutdown: Immigration Implications for Employers

As the possibility of a government shutdown on September 30 looms, employers should proactively address the potential immigration implications that may arise. Impacts include closure of the DOL and E-Verify system unavailability.

Understanding the Impact of the DHS Alternative Procedure on Workplace Compliance Policies
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Understanding the Impact of the DHS Alternative Procedure on Workplace Compliance Policies

Form I-9, officially known as the Employment Eligibility Verification Form, is a document used by employers in the United States to verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals they hire. Employers of remote workers, and/or employers with centralized Human Resources departments may be eager to incorporate the Department of Homeland Security’s (“DHS’”) new “Alternative Procedure” to facilitate the document review process required for the Form I-9.  However, employers must first consider whether their organization will meet the requirements to use the Alternative Procedure and how they can ensure consistent and compliant practices.

DOL Ends Grace Period for LCA Amendments and Mandatory Postings Required by Worksite Changes
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DOL Ends Grace Period for LCA Amendments and Mandatory Postings Required by Worksite Changes

The Department of Labor (DOL) has ended a 30-day grace period, instituted during the COVID-19 National Emergency, for employers to comply with Labor Condition Application (LCA) amendments and mandatory postings…

Completing the Form I-9 For Remote Employees: What Employers Need To Know About DHS’ New Alternative Procedure
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Completing the Form I-9 For Remote Employees: What Employers Need To Know About DHS’ New Alternative Procedure

This article provides the highlights of the qualifications and process of DHS’ Alternative Procedure to facilitate completing the Form I-9 for remote employees. We recommend that qualifying employers who wish to adopt the “Alternative Procedure” review their current practices, policies and procedures and make appropriate updates to document this change.

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Form I-9 News: New Form and New Process for Remote Review of Documents

The newest Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification will be published August 1, 2023. The new Form I-9 will support the remote examination of identity and employment authorization documents under a DHS-authorized “Alternative Procedure” for qualifying employers.