Electronic I-9 Compliance and the Federal Government's "Basic
Pilot" Program Hot Topic for HR industry
ST. LOUIS & AURORA, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 10,
2007--Interest in the U.S. federal government's "Basic Pilot"
Employment Verification Program for I-9 compliance continues to gain
momentum, as evidenced by the record response to a recent HR.com
webcast hosted by TALX Corporation (NASDAQ: TALX). Registration for
the one-hour online learning event was at capacity with 1,550
participants, as HR professionals from across the United States
eagerly sought more information on the "Basic Pilot" Program and how
to achieve electronic I-9 compliance.
Originally broadcast live on November 29, 2006, the webcast's
panel featured Gerri Ratliff, chief of the Verification Division, U.S.
Citizenship and Immigration Services; Scott Mezistrano, senior manager
of Government Relations, American Payroll Association and Dave Fowler,
senior director of Product Strategy, TALX Corporation. An archive of
the TALX webcast is now available at no charge by visiting the TALX
website at www.talx.com. It is also available at no charge on HR.com
www.hr.com for all community members. HR.com membership is free and
includes access to all live and archived webcasts, blogs, discussion
forums, polls and a library of over 25,000 HR-related articles.
"Whether you're a large employer with multiple offices across the
U.S., or a small business, the I-9 situation represents risk and
liability," commented Dave Fowler of TALX. "Taking aggressive steps to
better define and automate this part of the HR process can directly
impact an organization's bottom-line."
The electronic I-9 has been a hot topic since June 2006 when a new
interim rule was issued by the Department of Homeland Security
allowing employers to complete, sign and store their required
Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 forms electronically. The
"Basic Pilot" Program allows a company to reduce risk by verifying
social security numbers and work authorizations. Electronic I-9s
provide other benefits such as measuring compliance, identifying
missing I-9s, online reverification notices, and removing old I-9s per
retention requirements. Employers can also convert existing paper I-9s
to electronic storage to eliminate manual processes, measure
compliance across the organization, and easily respond to internal or
The interactive webcast, entitled The Federal "Basic Pilot"
Program and Electronic I-9 Compliance, addresses several key issues
surrounding electronic I-9s including implementation options, best
practices, and compliance with the interim rules.
TALX Corporation's electronic I-9 services are designed to
alleviate the difficulties involved complying with federal
regulations. TALX helps employers maintain compliance with immigration
regulations, while eliminating paper and manual processes.
About TALX Corporation
TALX Corporation, based in St. Louis, Missouri, is a leading
provider of human resource and payroll-related services and holds a
leadership position in automated employment and income verification as
well as unemployment tax management. TALX provides over 9,000 clients,
including three-fourths of Fortune 500 companies, with Web-based
services focused in three employment-related areas: hiring, pay
reporting, and compliance. Hiring services include assessments and
talent management, paperless new hires, and tax credits and
incentives. Pay reporting services include electronic time tracking,
paperless pay, and W-2 management. Compliance services include
employment and income verifications through The Work Number(R),
unemployment tax management, and I-9 management. The company's common
stock trades in the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol TALX.
For more information about TALX Corporation, call 314-214-7000 or
access the company's Web site at www.talx.com.
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CONTACT: TALX Corporation, St. Louis
Pam Stevens, 314-214-7235
SOURCE: TALX Corporation