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What Happens Before the ICE Raid

ICE raids generally are the results of months (or even years) of investigation by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Before a “raid” is conducted, a search warrant must be issued. To obtain a search warrant, HSI must show that facts establish probable cause to believe that there are violations of federal law, i.e., the company is … Continue Reading

Received a No-Match Letter from SSA?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) No-Match letters to employers are notifications from SSA that an individual employee’s W-2 form does not match SSA’s records. The letters also inform employers that corrections are necessary and direct employers to use the SSA’s Business Services Online (BSO) database, which requires registration, to find out exactly which employees came … Continue Reading

Catching Up with E-Verify

Employers will have until February 11, 2019, to create cases in E-Verify for employees hired during (or just prior to) the government shutdown. Because of the month-long interruption in services, E-Verify anticipates that there will be longer-than-usual processing times and longer-than-usual delays in responses to requests for assistance. Creating Cases for Employees Hired During (or … Continue Reading

Social Security Administration ‘No Match’ Letters to Employers Make Another Comeback

Social Security Administration (SSA) has begun notifying employers that the information reported on an individual employee’s W-2 form does not match the SSA’s records with “Request for Employer Information” letters, known as “No-Match” letters. SSA started sending these controversial informational requests in 1993, but the practice has waxed and waned in part due to litigation. … Continue Reading
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