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    Social Security No-Match Letters Return

    ​International law firm Littler has reported that after a COVID-19-related hiatus, Social Security no-match letters are back. “During the early months of the pandemic, the Social Security Administration [SSA] took a break from issuing no-match letters to employers,” said Shireen Karcutskie, an attorney in Littler’s Miami-area office. “It appears that toward the end of 2020, however, […] More

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    E-Verify Experiences Extended Outage

    Update: Service has been restored.​ E-Verify, the U.S. government website that allows employers to determine the work eligibility of their employees, is temporarily not available due to technical difficulties, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The system reportedly went down Jan. 5 and at the time of publication is still out. While E-Verify […] More

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    ICE Extends Form I-9 Flexibility

    ​U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) extended its interim policy allowing virtual document-inspection methods for the Form I-9 until Jan. 31. The provision applies only to employers and workplaces that are operating completely remotely because of the public health crisis. The policy was initially issued March 20 and has been extended six times. “The temporary policy defers […] More

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    EAD Approval Notices Will Not Be Accepted After Feb. 1

    ​Foreign workers will be able to continue using employment authorization document (EAD) approval notices as List C documents to establish work authorization through Feb. 1, 2021, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced. The accommodation will permit employees with approval notices to complete the I-9 verification process and begin work prior to receiving their EAD […] More

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    ICE Extends Virtual I-9 Inspection Rules Until Dec. 31

    ​Employers with entirely remote workforces as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic have until the end of the year to take advantage of relaxed document-inspection requirements for the Form I-9. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that it is extending its interim policy allowing virtual inspection methods until Dec. 31. The provision applies only […] More

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    How to Update I-9 Forms for Remote Hires

    ​Long-awaited instructions from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for updating I-9 forms for hires made virtually during the coronavirus pandemic are now online. Employers with remote workforces have known that physical inspection of documents was expected to take place within three business days after employees start returning to the worksite, but questions remained about the […] More