"No-Match" Rule Delayed Until March 2008
The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has requested
a hold on a pending lawsuit against its proposed no-match regulation
until March 2008.
The proposed regulation would have required the Social Security
Administration send a "no-match" letter to employers in the instance
that an employee's name and Social Security number do not match
government records, and is therefore not authorized to work in the
A letter filed November 23 with Judge Charles Breyer of the United
States District Court, Northern District of California, by DHS said
that the department would develop and publish a revised rule that
would address concerns raised by the court.
In September a temporary restraining order had been granted against
the DHS ruling to issue "no-match" letters to employers as part
of a lawsuit filed by the American Federation of Labor and Congress
of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). In October Judge Breyer delayed
implementation of the rule indefinitely, explaining that "… if allowed
to proceed, the mailing of no-match letters, accompanied by DHS's
guidance letter, would result in irreparable harm to innocent workers
HERE to read more about the initial court case.
HERE to read more about the proposed "no-match" regulation.
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