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Understanding the Impact of DHS’s 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.

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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…

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USCIS Announces Premium Processing; New Online-Filing Procedures for Certain F-1 Students Seeking OPT or STEM OPT Extensions

Effective March 6, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will accept paper or online filing of Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing for certain F-1 students with a pending Form…