Critical Updates for I-9 and E-Verification Compliance

Over the past two years, federal laws and policies related to citizenship and immigration enforcement have had several changes. HR and legal teams have had to struggle to keep up to date on changes specifically related to I-9 and E-Verify on the federal level, but also applicable changes in state laws. Companies must implement a process for state-specific onboarding forms that will also meet federal requirements. 

The 2017 Form I-9: Compliance Considerations for Employers

Earlier this summer, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a revised version of the Form I-9 on July 17, 2017. As of September 18, 2017, employers are now required to use the updated form with a revision date of 07/17/17 N. While the changes were relatively minor compared to the one released in November 2016, here’s an overview of what you need to know to ensure I-9 compliance for your organization.

[White Paper] Form I-9 and E-Verify Best Practices for Compliance

The Form I-9 process can have serious consequences for employers if it is not managed properly. In fact, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) almost doubled in size the fine amounts for I-9 violations in August 2016. In the latest PreCheck white paper, “The Form I-9 and E-Verify: Keys to Compliance,” immigration attorney Nicole A.

5 Healthcare Talent Screening Best Practices

The healthcare industry is one of the most complex and highly regulated, which means employers have a greater responsibility to ensure a safe workplace environment not just for their own staff, but also for patients. The past decade has seen advancements in technology and best practices for the industry, with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) placing greater emphasis on quality of care and patient safety. Industry regulators have provided updated guidance and newer technologies have allowed leading organizations and systems to improve the efficiency of their screening efforts.

5 Things to Keep in Mind About I-9 Compliance in 2017

The Form I-9 is a critical part of the hiring process for any employer. Federal law requires that every employer in the U.S. must complete the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. During our recent Form I-9 compliance essentials webinar, Immigration Attorney Nicole (“Nici”) A. Kersey discussed what employers need to know about the new Form I-9 released in November 2016 and how to properly use it to comply with the law.

Form I-9 and E-Verify, Human Resources

On Wednesday, January 18, 2017, PreCheck offered a complimentary webinar covering I-9 compliance essentials for human resources professionals, and the recorded session is now available. During the informative learning session, Immigration Attorney Nicole ("Nici") A. Kersey, Managing Director at Kersey Immigration Compliance, discusses what employers need to know about the new Form I-9.

Top 10 Healthcare & Compliance Blog Posts from 2016

At the start of a new year, I enjoy looking back at the previous year’s blog posts and learning what our readers considered the most noteworthy articles and topics from the PreCheck Blog.

At a glance, it’s clear our readers highly favored lists in 2016, with 60 percent of our top ten articles from last year comprising of lists. Healthcare HR trends, background check and I-9 compliance, and social media were among the most popular topics from the past year.

The New Form I-9 is Here: Is Your Organization Ready@f7

A key piece of the hiring process, the Form I-9 employment eligibility verification, has an upcoming deadline with which all U.S. employers must comply. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released a revised form with a revision date of November 14, 2016. While employers will be allowed to use either the current form or the new form through January 21, 2017, the new form will be mandatory effective January 22, 2017.

How to Avoid a Healthcare HR Nightmare

Managing and maintaining a compliant healthcare workspace can be a daunting and intimidating task. One wrong step can result in damaging claims, costly fines, and much more. From the Office of Inspector General (OIG) to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), regulators are increasing deterrents efforts to ensure employers are proactive in establishing fair hiring practices and safe working environments.

With so much on the line, here are a few things healthcare HR should consider when reviewing their organization’s compliance and safety initiatives.

Staying Ahead of I-9 Compliance in 2017

The I-9 process is a critical part of the hiring process and is part of every employer’s duties. As we head into the final months of the year, it’s now a great time to start planning to kick off the year with the right process in place. Here are a few things you need to know to ensure a compliant I-9 process in 2017.