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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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Fifth Circuit Decision Secured In Civil Rights Case

Dallas partner John Ross, obtained a favorable decision from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of his clients, El Paso Hospital District and two of its nurses, on civil rights, constitutional, and...

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Paid Sick and Safe Leave

When you think of Texas do you think of mandatory paid time off laws? How would Paid Sick and Safe Leave affect your HR policies? Join Kevin and Erin McNamara as they discuss this...

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Is Sexual Orientation Discrimination Unlawful? Supreme Court to Decide!

Listen to HR attorneys Kevin Mosher and Stephanie Rojo discuss sexual orientation discrimination and transgender discrimination issues and the exciting cases before the Supreme Court.  Will SCOTUS find that federal law protects employees and...

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ADA Accommodations that Come with Fur and a Tail

Boa constrictors in the workplace?  Do we have to accommodate all employee pets?  Join HR attorneys Kevin Mosher and Laura Alaniz for a fun and informative discussion on pets in the workplace.   

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ABCs of Employment

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Flextime in the Workplace

Is flextime right for your office? How do you keep confidential information confidential when employees are working off site? Listen as Kevin Mosher talks to Bill Kelly, HR Director of Vinco, Inc., about piloting...

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Interviewing Tips and Tricks

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The Trifecta: ADA, FMLA, and Workers Compensation

A look into ADA, FMLA, and Workers Compensation from both the HR and Risk Management side. How do they work together? Listen as Kevin and Senior Risk Manager of Patterson Companies, Maggie Hobbs discuss...