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Archive for July, 2009

Department Of Homeland Security Abandons No-Match Rules But Supports E-Verify

Posted on: July 9th, 2009

The Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security announced yesterday that the DHS intends to propose a regulation rescinding the Social Security “no-match” rules.  The no-match rules provide steps for employers to take when they receive letters informing them that an employee’s name and social security number do not match the social security administration’s records.  These rules, which were promulgated in 2007, were never implemented due to several legal challenges.  DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano released a statement noting that the no-match notices may take months or even longer to inform employers about a problem, and significantly, most of the problems were simply typographical errors or unreported name changes.    (more…)