OCAHO’s Back with New I-9 Penalties Decision

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After almost a year since the last decision concerning the amount of I-9 penalties, Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) issued a decision in United States v. Psychosomatic Fitness, LLC, and Psychosomatic Fitness Phoenix, LLC, d/b/a Psychosomatic Transformation Center, (PFL) 14 OCAHO no. 1387a (May 27, 2021), reducing the employer’s I-9 penalties by … Read more

ICE Extends I-9 Virtual Verification through August 31, 2021

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On May 26, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced an extension until August 31, 2021, of the policy allowing remote or virtual verification of the documentation required for a Form I-9 when a workforce is working remotely. This policy began on March 19, 2020, when due … Read more

NLRB Finds Employer Required to Bargain with Union over Effects of Its Decision to Require Employees to Complete New I-9 Forms

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The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) has affirmed an Administrative Law Judge’s decision and found an employer was required to bargain with a union over the effects of Frontier’s decision to require employees to complete new I-9 forms and supply certain requested information. See Frontier Communications Corp, 370 NLRB No. 131 (May 26, … Read more

ICE Extends I-9 Virtual Verification through January 31, 2021

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As an early Christmas present to employers, on December 23, 2020, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced another extension until January 31, 2021 of the policy allowing remote or virtual verification of the documentation required for a Form I-9 when a workforce is working remotely. Originally, on March 19, 2020, due to COVID-19 precautions … Read more

How President-Elect Biden’s Immigration Plans will affect Employers?

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As we begin anew after four years of hell under President Trump’s anti-immigration policies, many are wondering what President-Elect Biden’s Immigration policies will look like. We have some guidance as Biden’s campaign website lists a number of his immigration plans. Furthermore, immigration attorneys are hopeful for a more immigration-friendly Department of Homeland Security, Immigration & … Read more

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