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“No Matches” for Names and Social Security Numbers

The Department of Justice has issued a summary addressing “no match” situations for name and social security numbers. For instance, employers are instructed to not assume that a “no-match” is an indicator of a person’s immigration status or work authorization, but should instead advise the employee to contact the Social Security Administration to correct or update the record. For the full summary of “do’s” and “don’ts” for both employers and employees, see http://www.justice.gov/crt/osc/pdf/publications/SSA/Employers.pdf and http://www.justice.gov/crt/osc/pdf/publications/SSA/Employees.pdf.