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Beware of Social Security Mis-Match Letters

June 20, 2002

Employers are, because of a recent change in government policy, more likely to receive “mis-match letters” from the Social Security Administration (“SSA”). These letters are sent to employers who submit employee lists with W-2 names or social security numbers that do match SSA’s records. While the letters are designed to ensure employees’ earnings are properly credited to their accounts, they are having an unintended, negative effect on employers by creating a great deal of confusion concerning an employer’s obligation to verify an employee’s employment eligibility under federal immigration laws. We will, in our next newsletter, explain the SSA’s new policy and outline an employer’s obligations upon receiving a mis-match letter. Our forthcoming article will also provide a recommended response strategy. Until then, if you are on the receiving end of such a letter, proceed cautiously and consult your attorney before taking any action.

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Supreme Court Reaffirms and Clarifies Ministerial Exception to Employment Discrimination Laws Under First Amendment’s Religion Clause

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The COVID-19 Vaccine Part 1

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COVID-19 Response Team - Resources and Updates

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The Tale of OCS and the Coronavirus

How has Opportunity Community Services survived during this pandemic and Phase 1? Rose Kukwa of Opportunity Community Services and Dennis Van Norman with Van Norman & Associates share their experience.  Rose and her team...

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U.S. Supreme Court Settles Issue of Title VII Protections for LGBTQ+ Employees

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Thompson Coe Saves Client $100Ks in Damages After 3-Day Trial

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The Importance of Strategic Transitions

Transitions versus change, what’s the destination and why is this important for a business?  Kevin talks with Gwen Gierke from Gierke Jungbauer on how they help to manage transitions. Transition happens in three stages: the ending, the neutral zone, and...

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Thompson Coe Welcomes Partners Kenya Bodden and Patrick Kelly

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The 2020 HR Recap

We’ve made it to the recap episode! The good, the bad, the ugly, and everything in between. Join Kevin and Elaine (Lainey) Luthens as they discuss it all including FFCRA legislation, OSHA, what they...

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ICHRAs

Individual Coverage HRA. What is it? What are the benefits and drawbacks? What companies are a good fit for ICHRAs versus group health plans? Kevin talks with Matt Hollister, President and CEO of Business...