Jennifer G. Parser

Jennifer G. Parser

Poyner Spruill LLP

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President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration Policy

On November 21, 2014, President Obama made an announcement regarding several areas of US immigration policy. The most significant was to address approximately 4.4 million aliens living in the US without documentation. His...more

11/25/2014 - Barack Obama DACA DAPA Deportation DHS Executive Orders Hiring & Firing Immigration Procedures Immigration Reform Popular STEM USCIS

I-9 Forms, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, EB-5 Visas, and Reform Q&A - This month in Immigration

I-9 Audits - A fine for a couple of I-9 violations pales in comparison to the $34 million settlement paid by Infosys in 2012 for repeated I-9 violations and omissions discovered by Immigration and Customs Enforcement...more

10/28/2014 - Audits Corporate Governance Corporate Liability DACA DHS EB-5 Employer Liability Issues Employment Authorization Document I-9 ICE Immigration Immigration Procedures Publicly-Traded Companies Retrogression Settlement

E-Verify Update and Improvements

E-Verify has been operational since 1997 as part of a Basic Pilot Program to assist employers to verify electronically that a newly hired employee is authorized to work in the US. A number of states have made use of E-Verify...more

8/8/2014 - E-Verify Foreign Workers Hiring & Firing ICE OSC USCIS

ICE Gets Graded By Homeland Security: What does this mean for employers?

In February, 2014, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security (OIG) issued a final report (Report) “grading” Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)’s operations. The Report found specific...more

6/10/2014 - DHS I-9 ICE Immigrants OIG Strategic Enforcement Plan Visas

Employers Must Be Prepared for I-9 and E-Verify Inspections - Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Inspection of Forms I-9...

Has ICE Been Busy in 2013? What to Expect if You Get a Notice of Inspection - On November 6, 1986, the Immigration Reform and Control Act required employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of their...more

4/15/2014 - Audits Compliance Criminal Sanctions E-Verify I-9 ICE Immigration Reform NOI USCIS

EB-5 Visas: a Source of Funding for US Businesses but not Without Risk

China’s wealthy investors are known for seeking secure havens for their money overseas. In addition to being considered a secure environment for their money, the US offers the EB-5 program providing the investor and his or...more

4/11/2014 - Canada China EB-5 Green Cards Hilton Investor Visa Options Marriott SEC Securities Securities Litigation Sony USCIS Warner Brothers Entertainment

I-9 and E-Verify Developments: Department of Justice’s Office of Special Counsel’s Activities Provide Roadmap for Employers;...

The Office of Special Counsel Steps in to Address Common I-9 Violations - Retailer Macy’s entered into a settlement agreement with the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC)...more

9/4/2013 - DOJ E-Verify I-9 Immigration Reform OSC Visas

Updates On NC and Federal Immigration Law: I-9, E-Verify and Pending NC House Bill 786

?New Form I-9 - As of May 7, 2012, the old Form I-9 is obsolete and the new form must be down-loaded from www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf?. Use of the old form is unacceptable. If Immigration Customs and Enforcement...more

6/11/2013 - E-Verify H-1B I-9 Immigration Reform New Legislation Proposed Legislation Undocumented Immigrants

Shorts on Long Term Care April 2013

In this issue: - What’s In A Word? N.C. Court of Appeals Invalidates Nursing Home Arbitration Clause Based on Language of the Agreement - “The Climb” — NC Activities Directors Win National Award for Their Work...more

4/10/2013 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements I-9 Long-Term Care Nursing Homes USCIS

Scripts - April 2013

In This Issue: - Key Provisions In the Final Omnibus HIPAA/HITECH Rules and What They Mean for You - NLRB and EEOC May Target Employer Efforts to Keep Employees Quiet During Internal Investigations -...more

4/8/2013 - Anti-Retaliation Provisions Business Associates Confidential Employer Investigations Data Protection Deadlines EEOC Healthcare HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule HITECH I-9 Medical Malpractice Negligence NLRB Notice Requirements Title VII USCIS

North Carolina Joins States Requiring Employers to Enroll in E-Verify

The North Carolina Legislature passed a bill that requires all private employers with more than 25 employees to use the federal online E-Verify program to verify the employment authorization of newly hired employees. The...more

3/26/2013 - DHS E-Verify Hiring & Firing Social Security Adminstration

US Citizenship and Immigration Services USCIS published a new I-9 Form

On March 8, 2013, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a new I-9 Form. This Form is completed in part by all newly hired employees no later than the first day of employment. The employee must choose...more

3/11/2013 - Eligibility Hiring & Firing I-9 USCIS

Is Your Company E-Verify Compliant?

In June 2011, North Carolina joined the ranks of an increasing number of states requiring the use of E-Verify. E-Verify is a free Internet-based system that allows employers to determine employment authorization by checking...more

12/24/2012 - Compliance DHS E-Verify SSA

Corridors: News for North Carolina Hospitals - Winter 2012

In this issue: - Proposed Affordable Care Act Regulations are Designed to Encourage Participation in Wellness Programs - Proposed Rules Implementing Affordable Care Act Rules Prohibit Discrimination by Health...more

12/24/2012 - Affordable Care Act Certificate of Need E-Verify Essential Health Benefits Wellness Programs

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