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USCIS Announces New 2013 Form I-9!

Posted by AYIN International, Inc. on March 8, 2013 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)


USCIS releases publication of its new version of the Form I-9 scheduled March 8, 2013. This is a result of the much public input and debate of the controversial document. Aesthetically the Form appears to have more spacing which may ease those inputting data. However in general the rules concerning information remain confusing. In addition the word "Electronic", appears only ...

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The Future of Talent Is in Clusters

Posted by AYIN International, Inc. on February 11, 2013 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

by Dave Aron | 8:00 AM February 1, 2013

An effective team is a powerful thing. Many of us have participated on teams where the members complement each other, trust each other and find ways of working that are not only effective, but also enjoyable. For teams like this, performance is typically much higher than might be expected of the sum of individuals.


And yet while teams often are where the real work gets done, most busin...

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Tax Relief Proposed for Mobile Workers

Posted by AYIN International, Inc. on January 9, 2013 at 3:00 AM Comments comments (0)


January 1, 2013

by Karen M. Kroll

in Corporate Finance & Tax

Frequent flyers, take note: a pair of House and Senate bills could make recordkeeping a bit easier for you and your employers. While the legislation has a ways to go before becoming law, the House passed its bill in May 2012, as notes – a promising start. (The Senate bill was r...

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Proposed New Form I-9 Revisions Are On The Way

Posted by AYIN International, Inc. on September 1, 2012 at 4:00 AM Comments comments (0)

As hiring trends continue to shift and employers who hire remotely continue to take advantage of a talented global work force pool, video conferencing continues to be a viable tool in assessing and vetting a potential employee candidate’s individual skill set among other sought after desired attributes employers are seeking.


According to a recent article posted by Staffing Industry Analyst,


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Remote Workers Are More Engaged and Committed

Posted by AYIN International, Inc. on August 28, 2012 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

John McDermott | staff Aug 24, 2012 Inc.

Business consultant and entrepreneur Scott Edinger says that office proximity may make your team less connected.


If your employees come into the office each day, it's natural to think that they're engaged and well-connected with one another....

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Why Remote Workers Are More (Yes, More) Engaged

Posted by AYIN International, Inc. on August 28, 2012 at 12:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Why Remote Workers Are More (Yes, More) Engaged

by Scott Edinger | 8:00 AM August 24, 2012 Harvard Business Review

Who is more engaged and more committed to their work and rates their leaders the highest?


A. People who work in the office

B. People who ...

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How ICE Calculates Form I-9 Fines and Penalties

Posted by AYIN International, Inc. on February 28, 2012 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Bruce Buchanan, partner-in-charge of Immigration Practice, King & Ballow, LLP.


A recent Office of Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) decision, U.S. v. Alyn Industries d/b/a Electronic Source Company, 10 OCAHO No. 1141 (2011), demonstrates continuing evidence of differences between Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) and OCAHO in ...

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Staffing Industry Analyst Report Independent Consultants hirings is becoming permanent phenomenon not temporary

Posted by AYIN International, Inc. on January 18, 2012 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

According to a recent article from Staffing Industry Analyst independent consultants hiring specifically remote hirings are here to stay. This supports the white paper authored in part by Carl Camden of Kelly Stafing Services who coined these emerging permanent new workers as "Fractional Employees". The notion is working on-line from home for multiple companies both domestic and international.

However the article from Staffing Industry Analyst states the following,...

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California Defies E-Verify?

Posted by AYIN International, Inc. on October 19, 2011 at 4:15 AM Comments comments (0)


In an astonishing move as only the inimitable State of California legislature can do, it has passed and Governor Jerry Brown has now signed into law AB 1236 “the Employment Acceleration Act of 2011.”

This legislation nullifies employers in the State from being burdened by the notion of having to voluntarily use E-Verify network to determine the employment eligibility of a person to legally work in this country.

It is obvious that pa...

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Elimination of Form I-9?

Posted by AYIN International, Inc. on August 18, 2011 at 3:15 AM Comments comments (0)

If you haven’t heard about the new proposed legislation mandating E-Verify for all U.S. employers, there is a reason.

2009 and 2010 spawned fierce debates surrounding illegal immigration. Carrying the banner was the State of Arizona which suffered not only from headaches with employers engaged in illegal hiring of immigrants, but increased drug related murders along its’ border which pushed Arizona legislators to take extreme action that culminated in a U.S. Supr...

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New ICE audits target 1,000 firms

Posted by AYIN International, Inc. on June 17, 2011 at 1:12 AM Comments comments (0)

Immigration Custom Enforcement annonced it will audit 1000 firms. This is in line with the ICE 2010 - 2014 Strategic Plan which specifically identifies as one of the objectives to "Create a Culture of Employer Compliance". 

As mandated in the Strategic Plan ICE will:

(1) aggressive criminal and civil enforcement against those employers who knowingly violate the law

(2) continued implementation of programs, such as E-Verify a...

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E-Verify Enhancements - Effective June 12, 2011

Posted by AYIN International, Inc. on June 12, 2011 at 8:04 PM Comments comments (0)


On June 12, 2011, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will release its latest version of the E-Verify web user interface, which was designed to enhance usability, respond to user suggestions and thwart document fraud through driver’s license data verification. As with previous releases, the USCIS is not just performing a facelift here, but is also changing system logic and data validation rules in response to frequently voiced co...

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Form I-9: The Facts

Posted by AYIN International, Inc. on May 23, 2011 at 3:43 PM Comments comments (0)

Since 2006 You Are My Witness™, a division of AYIN International, Inc. has been working on a solution which will enhance the processing of Form I-9 Employee Eligibility Verifications for remote hire employees in this country. Electronic Form I-9 processing is provisioned by USCIS Employer Handbook M-274 as a viable alternative to assist employers and employees in completing Form I-9. Now employees can use certified and trained live Notaries Public as pre-approved designated agents on b...

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Remote Electronic Notarization is now law in the State of Virginia

Posted by AYIN International, Inc. on April 6, 2011 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

April 1, 2011

State of Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has approved the controversial HB 2318 allowing audio and video conferencing as satisfactory evidence of personal appearance in an electronic notarization. In the case of an electronic notarization, "satisfactory evidence of identity" may be based on video and audio conference technology, in accordance with the standards for electronic video and audio communications set out in subdivisions B 1, B 2, and B 3 of § 19.2-3.1, that ...

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A Call to Duty

Posted by AYIN International, Inc. on April 6, 2011 at 7:56 PM Comments comments (0)

A new weapon has emerged to combat against the consequences of indirect fraudulent hiring faux pas. AYIN International, Inc.’s You Are My Witness™ solution will allow companies to meet with a certified YAMW notary public, who will act as designated agent on behalf of that company, in providing assistance to their employees, for the timely and accurate completion of USCIS Form I-9 employee eligibility verification document.

“This is a call to duty for technology capable...

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State of Virginia leads the Nation in e-Notarization

Posted by AYIN International, Inc. on February 24, 2011 at 7:48 PM Comments comments (0)

As of February 21, 2011 the State of Virginia has moved forward as the first State in the country in approving Senate Bill 827(click here) that would recognize audio video conference as “satisfactory evidence” between a commissioned e-Notary and a signer.

This is a bold move which many believe will become the standard for e-notarization nationally. However, the State of Virginia is not...

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1,000 New ICE Audits Announced

Posted by AYIN International, Inc. on February 18, 2011 at 2:35 AM Comments comments (0)

By The Associated Press - 2/17/11

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is launching a new round of worksite investigations, maintaining the pressure on businesses to make sure they are hiring only people who can legally work in the U.S.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Thursday it has notified 1,000 companies of upcoming audits of their I-9s, forms that new employees complete, and of the identification documents those empl...

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New Insight to ICE Form I9 Auditing Practices

Posted by AYIN International, Inc. on February 10, 2011 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Courtesy of Dan Brown of BerryAppleman & Leiden LLP]

A recent meeting between the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)and Immigration and CustomsEnforcement (ICE) providessome important insights into the agency’s views on a number of I-9 complianceissues that are crucial for employers.  AILA met with ICE HQ in lateNovember to discuss best practices for I-9 corrections in light of thecontinu...

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U.S. fast food caught in immigration crosshairs

Posted by AYIN International, Inc. on February 7, 2011 at 6:18 AM Comments comments (0)

By Lisa Baertlein, Mary Milliken and Ed Stoddard – Mon Feb 7, 5:25 pm ET

LOS ANGELES/DALLAS (Reuters) – Chipotle Mexican Grill has a lot

going for it -- an upscale burrito concept, a hip and eco-friendly image, expansion plans galore and a 500 percent-plus stock price gain in just over two years.

And then it has something not going its way -- a federal crackdown on its immigrant labor force that has so far forced Chipotle to fire hundreds ...

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Florida Governor Mandate State Wide Usage of E-Verify

Posted by AYIN International, Inc. on January 25, 2011 at 2:21 AM Comments comments (0)

The growing patchwork of E-Verify laws continues, with Florida becoming the first state to mandate E-Verify participation in 2011. As one of his first official acts as the newly elected Governor of Florida, Rick Scott signed Executive Order 11-02 requiring state agencies to use the E-verify system to check whether all current and prospective agency employees are author...

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