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Extended Time for Resolving E-Verify Tentative Nonconfirmations

E-Verify extended the timeframe to take action to resolve: Social Security Administration (SSA) Tentative Nonconfirmations (TNCs) when they cannot be resolved due to SSA office closures. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Tentative Nonconfirmations when they cannot be resolved due to office closures. Employers Must Still Notify the Employee of the TNC As Soon As Possible Employers are still required to let the employee know about the TNC result as soon as possible. Once the employee […]

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Just Announced Flexibility for In-Person I-9 Verification

On Friday, March 20, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security used its discretionary authority to allow flexibility for the in-person Form I-9 verification requirements. Here is what you need to know. Who Is Eligible for This Flexibility? If you’re an employer practicing social distancing because of the pandemic, you can now remotely review new hires identity and employment authorization documents. This flexibility only applies to employees working remotely. If the employee is physically present at […]

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Premium Processing Suspension for H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions

USCIS has temporarily suspended premium processing service for FY2021 cap-subject H-1B petitions.  Petitioners won’t be able to request premium processing when USCIS begins accepting cap-subject petitions on April 1. Premium processing will resume in a two-phased approach during the FY2021 cap season.  The first phase will include H-1B petitions, including those eligible for the advanced degree exemption, requesting a change of status from F-1 nonimmigrant status. This phase is expected to begin no later than […]

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BREAKING NEWS: DHS Announces Flexibility in Requirements Related to Form I-9 Compliance

This situation has already changed since our newsletter went out on Friday. You can read more about the change here.

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Expiring Driver’s Licenses in Florida Automatically Extended 

In response to the Coronavirus, Florida Governor DeSantis issued an Emergency Order extending all Florida driver’s licenses, commercial driver’s licenses, and identification cards expiring between March 16, 2020 and April 15, 2020 for 30 days beyond their current expiration date.  This is welcomed news. Please check for updates on this issue in your state. Learn more about this issue in Florida.

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Emergency Bridge Loans for Florida Small Businesses to Help with Coronavirus Relief

I work with many small and medium-sized businesses on a regular basis. It goes without saying that the impact of the COVID-19 virus has been substantial to many small businesses in Florida and throughout the United States. Because of this, the Small Business Development Center at the University of North Florida is trying to get the following message out to as many small businesses in Florida as possible: “Florida small businesses impacted by the Coronavirus […]

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