• DHS Issues New Rules Putting Employers at Risk for Failing to Act on Social Security "No-Match" Letters
  • March 10, 2008
  • Law Firm: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP - New York Office
  • The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has finalized new regulations that target employers who ignore "no-match" notices issued by either the Social Security Administration (SSA) or DHS. Since employer sanctions became effective in 1987, employers have been subject to civil and even criminal penalties when they are found to have either "actual" or "constructive" knowledge that an employee is not authorized to work in the United States. The new regulations, which will go into effect on September 14, 2007, expand the definition of "constructive knowledge" to include employers who receive "no-match" notices from the SSA or DHS and who fail to act in a timely manner to resolve the apparent discrepancies.