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Nov 25 2013
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Temporary workers—whose employee is this?

Q: We use a lot of workers that we obtain from a temporary services provider. What employment obligations do we have with respect to these workers since they’re not really “our” employees?

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Nov 14 2013
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Cutting corners on Form I-9 leads to big penalties

Q: We recently self-audited our I-9 forms and discovered that we have photocopies of documentation for all employees, but on many forms Section 1 or 2 was never completed. Do we have to go back and transfer the information from the copies to the Form I-9? Isn’t it enough that the information is there in the copy of the employee’s documentation?

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Oct 24 2013
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Should we use E-Verify during our hiring process?

Q: We’re unsure about our ability to review and authenticate documentation presented during the I-9 process. Should we start using E-Verify to make us feel more secure?

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Aug 13 2013
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How to respond when an employee doesn’t pass E-Verify

Q: We use E-Verify to confirm work authorization for employees, and recently received a final nonconfirmation notice for a new hire. Should we terminate him?

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Jul 11 2013
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Employee SSN not essential at the time of hire

Q: Can we hire an individual who says he has applied for, but not yet received, a Social Security number?

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Jul 01 2013
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OREGON: Driver cards for illegal immigrants may throw a wrench in your I-9 process

Individuals who cannot provide documentation that they’re authorized to be in this country can now obtain an Oregon Driver’s Card, pursuant to a bill that was recently signed into law (SB 833).

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Aug 15 2012
Immigration

Employer penalized for reverifying expired “green cards”

An employer who allegedly had a practice of reverifying expired permanent resident cards (also known as “green cards”), but not reverifying the documentation of U.S. citizens has settled charges brought by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

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Jun 19 2012
Immigration  

Expired Temporary Protected Status card may still be valid for Form I-9

The Department of Homeland Security occasionally grants individuals from certain countries the right to work in the U.S. as Temporary Protected Status (TPS) workers, if there is an on-going armed conflict, environmental disaster or other extraordinary and temporary condition that prevents people from that country from safely returning to their homeland. The TPS country designation is valid for a limited time, but may be extended by DHS.

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