MDIVANI CORPORATE IMMIGRATION UPDATE

Form I-9 Verification During EAD Production Delays

Employers and employee’s that USCIS is experiencing delays in the production of certain Employment Authorization Documents (Form I-766, EAD). Below is USCIS’s guidance on Form I-9 Verification during these delays: “Due to the extraordinary and unprecedented COVID-19 public health emergency, the production of certain Employment Authorization Documents (Form I-766, EAD) is delayed.  As a result, employees may use Form I-797, Notice of Action, with a Notice date on or after December 1, 2019 through and including August 20, 2020 informing an applicant of approval of an Application for Employment Authorization (Form I-765) as a Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, List C #7 document tha

DHS Extends Temporary I-9 Changes Until September 18, 2020

DHS is once again extending the flexibility in I-9 requirements for employers operating remotely due to COVID-19. The flexibility allows employers with specifically written policies to review documents provided to establish identity and employment authorization remotely. With this extension these policies will now last from August 18th until September 18, 2020. As a reminder, we reported on the changes here and explain how to implement a COVID-related policy implementing these I-9 flexibilities: DHS Guidance Update for E-Verify and I-9 Compliance During COVID-19 Pandemic As a reminder, the policy allows for employers with specifically written policies to virtually inspect documents presented

Bel USA Settles with DOJ Over Discriminatory I-9 Practices of their Untrained I-9 Staff

Bel USA LLC (Bel USA), a Florida-based promotional products distributor and retailer has settled with the US Department of Justice for alleged violations of the anti-discrimination provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA.) The DOJ concluded that Bel USA was requesting work-authorized non-US Citizens to provide specific and unnecessary immigration documentation. Under the terms of the settlement agreement, Bel USA has agreed to pay a fine to the US government of $100,000, has agreed to provide specific training to its employees, and has agreed to reporting and monitoring requirements to ensure compliance with the INA’s non-discrimination requirements governing hiring, firing,

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