New DHS Rule For "No-Match" Letters

Law360, New York (August 21, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- After more than a year, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a final regulation outlining employers' legal obligations when they receive a "no-match" letter from the Social Security Administration (SSA) or a letter regarding employment verification forms from DHS.

The final rule, which is similar to the proposed rule published for comment in June 2006, was published in the Federal Register on August 15, 2007 and takes effect September 14, 2007.

* Background *

The social security number was created as a means to...
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