Compliance Convergence: ICE Enforcement

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Compliance convergence can take many forms. In an article entitled “Pass the ICE Test: Nine I-9 Record Keeping Tips” published in the February 6, 2012 edition of the Texas Lawyer, author Karen-Lee Pollak explores one of these important areas of compliance; that being immigration and employment. Federal law requires that all employers must verify new employee’s employment eligibility within three business days of hire. US employers are generally aware of the enforcement actions by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) which has shifted its focus to employers, through increased worksite investigations, fines and penalties. Pollak provides nine points of guidance on what lessons employers “can learn to help their companies avoid punitive fines for faulty record keeping.

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