The President and Vice President met with a bipartisan group of Congressional leaders in late June to discuss one of today’s most contentious issues – immigration – and how to go about reforming the broken immigration system. One of the White House’s focal points for immigration reform is enhanced enforcement efforts. The President noted that
E-Verify Rule for Federal Contractors Delayed until September 8, 2009
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) announced the third postponement of the implementation of the final rule requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to begin using E-Verify system which is now delayed until Sept. 8, 2009.
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (collectively known as the Federal Acquisitions Regulatory Councils) will…
E-Verify Federal Contractor Rule Delayed until June 30, 2009
The applicability date of the final rule requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to begin using U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) E-Verify system has been pushed back by six weeks to June 30, 2009, with hint that it may be abandoned or revised. The USCIS website contains the following notice:
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council
USCIS Reminds all U.S. Employers of Requirements to Use Revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification
There is no delay. April 3, 2009 is the effective date for use of the revised I-9 Form according to the USCIS. The following resources are available for compliance with the revised form and more limited scope of acceptable documents:
Revised I-9 Form Effective April 3, 2009: No Delay…yet.
Frankly, I was expecting a delay in the effective date of the Revised I-9 Form, so I have been procrastinating a reminder post. I am tired of checking the USCIS website for information. However, I am wary since there has been no report on the comments received during the 30-day re-opening of the comment period which ended…
Don’t use Revised I-9 Form: USCIS Delays Rule Changing List of Documents Acceptable to Verify Employment Eligibility until April 3, 2009
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today it has delayed by 60 days, until April 3, 2009, the implementation of an interim final rule entitled “Documents Acceptable for Employment Eligibility Verification”. The Revised I-9 was to take effect on February 2, 2009.
The delay will provide DHS with an opportunity for further…
Mandatory use of E-Verify for Government Contractors delayed again to May 21, 2009
The Chamber of Commerce reports another delay in the implementation of Federal Acquisition Regulations that require mandatory use of the E-verify system by government contractors. An agreement was reached in the pending litigation for the purpose of allowing the Obama Administration an opportunity to review pending regulatory actions left over from the Bush Administration. The new…
New I-9 Forms and Other Changes to Acceptable Documents effective February 2, 2009
The US Citizenship and Immigration Service (“USCIS”) has revised the Form I-9 and acceptable documents issuing the following summary:
The interim final rule narrows the list of acceptable identity documents and further specifies that expired documents are not considered acceptable forms of identification. An expansive document list makes it more difficult for employers to…
Good News: SHRM reports delay in E-Verify Regulations’ Effective Date until February 20, 2009
SHRM is reporting the delay of E-verify regulations until February 20, 2009. There is no such report on the Homeland Security or Dept of Justice websites. Stay tuned. A previous post discusses the regulations: E-Verify Final Regulations Issued Requiring Government Contractors and Subcontractors to Verify Employment for New and Existing Employees who Perform Contract Work
Human Resources Legal Compliance Checklist for 2009
Human Resource Professionals face a demanding legal compliance year in 2009. The following five items should be added to your “To Do” list for the first quarter of ’09:
ADA Amendments Act Compliance (effective 1/1/2009): The amendments greatly expand the definition of disability refocusing compliance on determining whether the employee is “qualified” and evaluating reasonable…