The DHS' No-Match Letter Testing Authority

Law360, New York (September 10, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Department of Homeland Security published its final rule making employers accountable for resolving mismatched Social Security numbers of employees.

The regulation, “Safe Harbor Procedures for Employers who Receive a No-Match Letter,” describes the legal obligations for employers when they receive a no-match letter from the Social Security Administration or receive a notice from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the internal investigative arm of DHS.

It establishes “safe harbor” procedures that the employer can follow to avoid being imputed with constructive knowledge that an employee targeted...
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