Wednesday, October 7, 2009
The Department of Homeland Security just released a final rule eliminating the no-match requirements. The Bush DHS had implemented the no-match rule, which required that employers "resolve discrepencies" between Social Security data and information that employers supplied about employees. This would generally require employers to simply fire employees whose information didn't match Social Security records. Even after a court struck down the rule, the DHS kept pushing for a similar requirement. The Obama DHS, however, had been indicating that it would adandon the requirement, which the rule finalizes.