Archive for the ‘Form I-9’ Category

Using a California Non-REAL ID Driver License OK for the Form I-9

A new employee gave me a current California driver license. On the front of the license there is a notation “FEDERAL LIMITS APPLY.” Can I accept this driver license as an identity document for purposes of the Form I-9? Yes. A driver license with the “Federal Limits Apply” notation indicates that the license does not […]

6 Aug 19 - Form I-9 - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

ICE Heats Up Form I-9 Audits: What California Employers Need to Do If They Get a Notice

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issued thousands of Form I-9 audit notices this summer. As ICE worksite enforcement continues to increase, California employers need to keep in mind state requirements when served with a Form I-9 audit notice. California’s Immigrant Worker Protection Act has been in effect since January 2018 and, even though the […]

5 Aug 19 - Form I-9 - James W. Ward - No CommentsRead More »

True to Form, Our I-9 Webinar Fills You in

When hiring any employee, employers are required by federal immigration law to verify that person’s identity and eligibility to work in the U.S. by completing the Form I-9. Both a complex and detailed process, the Form I-9 comes with 15 pages of instructions issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). It’s a process that […]

13 Mar 19 - Form I-9 - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

ICE Worksite Enforcement On The Rise – Check Your Forms I-9!

Information released recently by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) shows a significant increase in worksite enforcement efforts by that agency in 2018. According to ICE, the increased criminal investigations, business audits and arrests by Homeland Security Investigations (HIS) special agents are the result of the agency’s commitment “to step up its worksite enforcement efforts […]

21 Dec 18 - Form I-9, Labor Relations - Erika Pickles - No CommentsRead More »

Court Puts Parts of California’s New Workplace Immigration Law on “ICE”

California’s Immigrant Worker Protection Act (AB 450) provides California workers with certain protections from immigration enforcement while on the job. This law went into effect on January 1, 2018, but the federal Department of Justice challenged the law, plus several other California “sanctuary state” laws. Yesterday, a federal district judge generally allowed most of California’s […]

6 Jul 18 - Form I-9, Hiring - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »