I-9 & Immigrant Workers DHS Issues New I-9 Guidelines - The Dept of Homeland Security (DHS) has authorized the use of electronic signature and storage of Forms I-9 as well as proposing new guidelines for employers that receive no-match letters from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Both changes could impact pallet companies looking to update their worker eligibility verification procedures for new hires. (11/1/2006) ICE Best Hiring Practices - Best hiring practices for employers that want to avoid any problems with unauthorized workers. (11/1/2006) IFCO ICED?
- Government conducts immigration raids, levels criminal charges against IFCO managers. (11/1/2006) States, Localities Vote on Immigration When Feds Won’t - Lawmakers across the country at state and local levels are feeling the pressure to make a decision regarding immigration laws. While Washington continues to talk about the issue, others around the country are taking action.
(11/1/2006) Government Offers Social Security Verification Service - After the recent IFCO immigration raids, companies have wondered what they can do to comply with laws prohibiting the hiring of illegal workers. The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers a free verification service that employers can use to check the viability of social security data provided by new employees.
(11/1/2006) Quick Lessons & Tips on I-9 Compliance - The I-9 employment eligibility verification process was instituted as part of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. All employees (citizens and non-citizens) hired after November 6, 1986 must complete the applicable sections of the I-9 form. The employer is responsible for ensuring that the I-9 process is followed. Even the company owner must have an I-9 on file if he was hired after the verification program began. (11/1/2006) I-9/Immigration Law Compliance 101 - The I-9 employment eligibility verification process was instituted as part of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. All employees (citizens and non-citizens) hired after November 6, 1986 must complete the applicable sections of the I-9 form. The employer is responsible for ensuring that the I-9 process is followed. Employers must retain completed I-9s for three years after the date of hire or one year after the date employment ends, whichever is later. (11/1/2006) FAQ's about Employment Eligibility
- FAQ concerning Form I-9, employee work authorization, and immigrant worker issues. (11/1/2006) Form I-9 Question & Answer - Question & Answer article on I-9 Forms (11/1/2006)
Law Pallet Scam: Has a Bogus Buyer Come to a Market Near You? - With a very competitive core market, it can be easy to get scammed if you don’t do your homework on new contacts and clients. Several pallet recyclers and trucking firms in the Midwest, East Coast and Southeast are finding this out the hard way. (9/1/2006)
Recycling Can Sorting Increase Efficiency In Pallet Recycling Operations? - To Sort or Not: If you recycle pallets, should you sort them? Should the pallets be sorted before they go to the builders or after? A look at the ins and outs of pallet sorting operations. (5/1/2006) Biomass Energy: The New Frontier? - Biomass Energy – The New Frontier?: John Zerbe, a former energy specialist with the U.S. Forest Service, analyzes the various technologies and the future of wood energy. (8/1/2006)
User Education Series Conference, Short Course to Precede Richmond Expo 2006 - Small Wood Focus: Two educational opportunities related to the use of small trees in the forest products industry will be held in Richmond, Va. in May immediately preceding the Richmond Expo trade show. (4/1/2006)