According to this article employers have 120 days to determine (and resolve) discrepancies over Social Security Numbers of employees and matching government records or else face a possible criminal investigation and a 25% increase in fines. The effort is to help crack down on employing illegal immigrants.
DHS issued a regulation that will take effect in 30 days and will give employers 90 days to resolve any discrepancy between the Social Security number provided by an employee and government records. Chertoff said the SSA will be sending out about 15,000 “no match” letters a week over a two-month period.
Now seems a really good time to point out that our identity verification is so easy to implement and start using that a business could be up and running with it before the end of the day. Leaving you the remaining 119 days to hire and train new employees if needed.