I-9 Compliance Specialist Vijay Thakkar has more than 12 years of HR Operations experience, including 8 years helping employers improve their Form I-9 management and E-Verify compliance, especially for mergers & acquisitions, internal and external I-9 audits, training and development, migration to the electronic system, I-9 escalations, quality checks, strategic planning, and building standard operating procedures with a keen interest in US immigration and global mobility. Prior to joining Experian, Thakkar has served as Levi Strauss & Co’s I-9 subject matter expert, an investigator to the behavioral health unit at the US Army, and Sustainability Analyst at his alma mater the University of Texas at Arlington from where he earned his Master’s in Human Resource Management and MBA.

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Responding to an I-9 Notice of Inspection timely is critical as it determines further actions. Take these next steps to reduce...

December 13, 2023 by Vijay Thakkar

The FDLA is sending out audit notices related to the new Florida E-Verify law, but with inconsistencies on the effective...

November 9, 2023 by Vijay Thakkar

Learn more about the importance of the M-274 Handbook for Employers and make sure to align your I-9 practices with current...

October 26, 2023 by Vijay Thakkar

Learn how employers can maintain I-9 compliance when a Puerto Rico birth certificate is used as a list C...

October 19, 2023 by Vijay Thakkar

The 540-day extension of employment authorization documents is reverting to a standard 180-day extension Oct....

October 2, 2023 by Vijay Thakkar

Remote I-9 verification is now possible through a permanent procedure. Read more on ways to ensure its smooth...

September 6, 2023 by Vijay Thakkar

Learn what to expect during an external I-9 audit and how to best prepare so you can reduce your risk of fines and... August 9, 2023 by Vijay Thakkar

An internal I-9 audit can improve compliance and overall I-9 management. Learn how to conduct one for your organization and reduce your risk of......

July 10, 2023 by Vijay Thakkar

Learn about the Form-9 compliance violations that can be very costly, but easily avoidable if you follow best practices and automate I-9 verification.... July 7, 2023 by Vijay Thakkar

According to the Immigration Reform and Control Act, all employers must verify the identity and employment authorization of employees working in the United States...

June 27, 2023 by Vijay Thakkar

A new Florida law requires using E-Verify for employers with more than 25 employees. Learn what your business can do to remain...

May 16, 2023 by Vijay Thakkar

ICE is sunsetting temporary COVID-19 flexibility which allowed for Form I-9 remote verification of documentation. Here's what this means for...

May 15, 2023 by Gordon Middleton, Vijay Thakkar

Learn more about the pros and cons of using E-Verify before deciding whether to integrate this system in the process of verifying employment... April 20, 2023 by Vijay Thakkar

No employer is immune to the possibility of an audit of their I-9 process. The key to a successful I-9 form audit is understanding...

April 12, 2023 by Vijay Thakkar

Get insights into Form I-9 acceptable documents to better complete the employment verification procedure and stay...

March 31, 2023 by Vijay Thakkar

Check out our answers to the most frequently asked questions about Form-9 completion to secure compliance and improve your I-9 management....

January 24, 2023 by Vijay Thakkar

Read about the most common Form I-9 mistakes and the best practices to employ so your organization stays compliant and avoids heavy...

January 17, 2023 by Vijay Thakkar

Learn more about Form I-9 compliance, how to complete its sections and stay informed with recent changes introduced in response to the...

December 21, 2022 by Vijay Thakkar

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