The Social Security Administration (SSA) began sending no-match letters to companies who have at least one W-2 employee whose social security number does not match the SSA’s records. Since March 2019, the SSA has issued nearly 600,000 such letters. Receiving a no-match does not necessarily mean that an affected employee is not work authorized; therefore, an employer must not take any adverse action against the employee upon receipt of the letter. However, an employer must take affirmative steps to resolve the discrepancy; otherwise, it could be charged with knowingly continuing to employ an individual unauthorized to work in the U.S.
Contact our Munsch Hardt Immigration team if your company has received a no-match letter to ensure the appropriate communication protocol is implemented.