DHS Ending I-9 COVID Exception

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) last week announced that it was ending the temporary COVID-19 policy allowing employers to accept expired documents when verifying work eligibility on the Form I-9 over the next month. Beginning on May 1, 2022, employers must return to the pre-COVID norm where only unexpired documents may be accepted.…

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Push to Raise H-2B Visa Cap

As the labor shortage continues unabated, notwithstanding record low unemployment rates, efforts are underway to increase the limit on H-2B Visas. Along with others, the Travel Industry is urging the Biden administration to raise the cap following news early this month that the limit for the second half of the current fiscal year (FY22) had…

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New I-9 Form Released

Early this week, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a new version of the I-9 Form, Employment Eligibility Verification. The new form incorporates the 5 specific changes to the form, each of which is detailed on the USCIS website. The new form was effective and available for use immediately upon its July…

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