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Important Update

On October 10, 2007, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued a preliminary injunction in AFL-CIO, et al. v. Chertoff, et al. (N.D. Cal. Case No. 07-CV-4472 CRB). The preliminary injunction enjoins and restrains the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration from implementing the Final Rule entitled "Safe-Harbor Procedures for Employers Who Receive a "No-Match" Letter.

Description of SSA "No-Match" Letter

Every year the SSA informs thousands of employers via a letter entitled "Employer Correction Request," commonly known as "No-Match" letters, that the Social Security numbers employers provided on W-2 Forms for certain employees do not match SSA's records. An employer should take reasonable steps to resolve the mismatch, and apply these reasonable steps uniformly to all employees referenced in the enclosed SSA letter.

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