[author: Melissa A. Silver, XpertHR Legal Editor]
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced the release of an Employee Rights Toolkit, which is located on its website. The toolkit educates employees regarding E-Verify and immigration laws.
The information is presented through videos, audios, brochures, flyers, posters, and a handout about the Self Check program, which allows individuals to confirm that the records E-Verify checks are accurate. Many of these materials are in English and Spanish.
The fact that the USCIS is arming employees with this information should provide a further warning to employers to comply with immigration laws and E-Verify requirements.
Therefore, employers should also explore the information provided in the toolkit to ensure that they are in compliance and that they are not violating employee rights.
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