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New I-9 is Finally Here!
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
On January 31, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) published the Form I-9 Federal Register notice announcing a new version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. This new version
New Year, New Forms, and Other Reminders
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
As 2020 kicks off, here are some links to current forms as well as some reminders and upcoming deadlines. Form HC-5 for 2020: Employers must ensure employees who choose to waive health care coverage under Hawaii’s
Current Form I-9 Expires August 31
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
In a few days, the Form I-9, which is used for verifying new hires’ employment eligibility, will be expiring. What should you do? The current Form I-9 was released on July 17, 2017, with a stated expiration date of
Attention! Dates in Calendar are Closer Than They Appear!
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Hawaii Employers Council has created a 2019 at-a-glance calendar of important dates for Hawaii employers. The list is not exhaustive, but we hope it will serve as a useful reminder for our members. Additionally, since
Free Community Outreach Sessions on Immigration for Big Island Community
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will be conducting community outreach on the Big Island November 13-15. Sessions will include: Immigration 101 Employment Authorization Document (“EAD”)
USCIS Recalled Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) Do Not Affect Employment Authorization
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
On June 21, 2018, USCIS began recalling approximately 800 Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) that were issued in conjunction with Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal, which were granted
Ninth Circuit Decision Stresses Importance of Properly Completing Form I-9
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
A recent decision upholding an order for more than $300,000 in penalties for an employer’s I-9 errors tells a cautionary tale to those who disregard the I-9 form entirely or fail to follow the form’s instructions
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