[Part 1 of 3 in ILG’s weekly I-9 and E-Verify series]
On March 8, 2013, USCIS released a new version of Form I-9 that changes both the content and procedure of filing out the form. All employers are required to use the new form starting May 7, 2013. We at Immigration Law Group strongly recommend employers take the time to ensure that they maintain I-9 compliance amid these changes.
Because these I-9 changes can be confusing and affect hiring procedures, we have received a lot of questions about the new form and how it affects internal compliance practices and policies. ILG would like to remind you that we offer a variety of both I-9 and E-Verify services aimed at advising and educating companies on these issues. Our services include:
- Consulting services
- I-9 Audit services
- Onsite services
We recommend that all employers invest in retaining legal counsel for their I-9 and E-Verify needs during their transition to the new Form I-9 and beyond.
If you are new to these topics or you feel like you need a refresher course, our training services consist of onsite I-9 and/or E-Verify trainings that are fully customizable to your needs. Additionally, if you are worried that your current I-9s are a mess and contain errors or if you want to show good faith of compliance, our I-9 audit services include a review of all Form I-9s, flagging and correcting errors, and partnering with Human Resources to develop or improve corporate I-9 policies and best practices. If you foresee having ongoing specific questions about I-9 and/or E-Verify, our consulting services give you direct access to compliance specialists and attorneys. Finally, if your company needs one of our specialists at your office location, our onsite services provide for an I-9 and/or E-Verify compliance specialist onsite for a designated number of hours each week to handle I-9 and/or E-Verify practices and to function as the point of contact for all related questions and issues.
For more information and more details about the services we offer, please visit our website at http://www.immigrationlawgroup.net/services.html or contact Attorney Margaret Brubaker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please stay tuned for next week’s edition: IMPLEMENTING THE NEW FORM I-9