As remote workforces become the new normal for employers in the U.S. The new remote hire landscape presents new opportunities for both employees and employers, along with the big challenge of staying in compliance with Form I-9.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey recently sent an email to his employees announcing that Twitter employees may work from home permanently, even after the COVID-19 pandemic is over. Chances are that more and more tech companies and other industries are going to follow Dorsey’s lead considering the benefits on both sides. As working from home becomes the “new normal” for tech companies, what kind of impact will this have from a hiring and compliance standpoint?
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, something has changed. Actually, many things have changed, but one word has emerged and grabbed the attention of employers and employees across nearly every industry in the global economy – Remote working.
Despite the spread of COVID-19 halting a lot of businesses, companies like Amazon and grocers such as Albertsons, Kroger and Raley’s are hiring.
As a staffing agency, it’s important to understand the basics of the Form I-9. Do all new hires require a Form I-9? When should the form be completed and how long do we need to store completed forms? When it comes to employment eligibility for staffing agencies, there are many questions to be answered.
When you’re recruiting a new hire, you’ll likely have a long list of criteria to help you identify the right candidate. While skills and experience are important, there is also one crucial aspect that should not be overlooked: eligibility to work in the U.S.
ICE has issued an unprecedented number of I-9 audits over the last three weeks, totaling 3,282 NOI’s to employers across the country. The recent wave of audits target hospitality, agriculture, food processing, health care, landscaping and construction industries. It is anticipated that thousands more audits will be issued in the coming weeks.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that E-Verify has resumed operations following the recent 35-day partial U.S. Government Shutdown. Heavy delays are expected as the service is restored.
“Due to the lapse in federal funding, this website will not be actively managed. E- Verify and E-Verify services are unavailable.” – Official E-Verify Website.
Following a partial shutdown of the U.S. federal government, the electronic employment eligibility verification service will be unavailable indefinitely. Starting December 22, 2019, the E-Verify Website will not be actively managed due to lack of federal funding for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.