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12 May, 2020

New I-9 Forms—Are you using them?  You should be.

2020-05-09T08:17:46-05:00May 12th, 2020|Construction Contractor Advisor, Form I-9, I-9 Audit|

With everything else going on this Spring, employers may have forgotten that they need to start using the new Form I-9.  You can find a copy of the new Form I-9 here.  This new form, which was published in January, 2020, went into effect on May 1, 2020 and employers should not use the older versions from this point on. Below are some answers to questions we’ve been receiving about [...]

1 May, 2014

Is Your I-9 Process Update-to-Date?

2018-04-23T23:55:14-05:00May 1st, 2014|Construction Contractor Advisor, Employee Eligibility, Employment Eligibility|

We all know that I-9s must be completed when employees start. But, how many of you are doing a good job of completing the I-9 form and, more importantly, keeping the I-9 form and documents which must be attached? Perhaps part of your spring cleaning should be a review of your I-9 process and documentation retention practice. First, some sobering thoughts. The U.S Immigration and customs Enforcement (ICE) is the [...]

9 Apr, 2013

Framing Contractor Indicted for Hiring Undocumented Workers

2018-04-23T23:55:18-05:00April 9th, 2013|Construction Contractor Advisor, Employee Eligibility|

A few days ago, the owners and managers of Advantage Framing were indicted for hiring undocumented laborers. While this practice is nothing new, the size of Advantage Framing’s scheme makes it news worthy. According to news accounts, Advantage had 25-30 crews of 6 laborers working in the field and none of the laborers had work authorization paperwork. Advantage would pay the crew foreman with a check and he would in [...]