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New I-9 Form

Employers must begin using a new I-9 Form no later than September 18, 2017. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services has changed the list of documents which new employees may use to complete the form. The newly revised...more

No Immigration Surprises in President’s Proposed Budget - Mandatory E-Verify, Boosted Enforcement Among Priority Requests

by Fisher Phillips on

President Trump’s proposed budget released by the White House earlier this week contains no real surprises when it comes to the immigration provisions. The budget supports President Trump’s promises to increase immigration...more

The Employment Verification Circus Continues

by Alston & Bird on

A circus act featuring a performer displaying her balancing ability is akin to the employment verification process where an employer must attempt to cope with several often-conflicting factors and activities. In this delicate...more

What Happens IF There is a Government Shutdown?

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

If Congress cannot pass a funding bill by April 27, 2017, only “essential” government workers will continue to work as of May 1 and immigration processes will be affected. ...more

OSC Stresses Need to Comply with Federal E-Verify Requirements Regardless of Potential State Conflicts

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) used a case involving the apparent conflict between federal E-Verify rules and a Missouri state law to...more

Four Hot Labor and Employment Issues in Automotive in 2017 - Part 2

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Friday we took a look at two important labor and employment questions for automotive employers and suggested next steps to consider during 2017. Today we’ll examine questions three and four....more

2016/2017 Labor & Employment Observer

by Cozen O'Connor on

Activist NLRB Created More Problems For All Employers in 2016 - What Happens Under President Trump? During 2016, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or the Board) maintained its generally pro-union, anti-employer...more

Employment Law 2016 Review

by Barley Snyder on

Preparing for Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania - Marijuana legalization reached Pennsylvania in 2016, bringing with it a host of new questions employers are going to have to answer. Signed into law on April 17, the...more

New Rule On Unfair Immigration-Related Employment Practices Effective January 18, 2017

by Baker Donelson on

On December 19, 2016, the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a final rule that revises the DOJ’s regulations implementing certain provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) related to to unfair immigration...more

DHS To Issue New I-9 Form After Recently Increasing Penalties For I-9 Violations

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Just when employers were becoming more comfortable with the complex and lengthy Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification that was issued in 2013, the federal government has decided to turn up the heat. First, the...more

DOJ Proposes Expanding Reach of INA's Anti-Discrimination Provisions

Employers already know that Title VII prohibits discrimination on the basis of national origin and citizenship status. However, they may not be aware that the federal Immigration and Nationality Act also contains...more

Fines for I-9 and Other Immigration Violations Have Increased as of August 1, 2016

by Littler on

The U.S. Departments of Homeland Security (DHS), Labor (DOL) and Justice (DOJ) have increased the civil fines for employers that commit immigration-related offenses, such as unfair employment or discrimination practices, H-1B...more

Increased Fines for I-9 and Other Immigration Violations Effective August 1, 2016

by Baker Donelson on

The U.S. Departments of Homeland Security (DHS), Justice (DOJ), and Labor (DOL) announced increased civil fines against employers who commit immigration-related offenses, such as Form I-9 and E-Verify violations, H-1B visa...more

Government Outlines Key Labor and Employment Initiatives

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Representatives of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), as well as the Department of Labor and the Department of Justice (DOJ), participated in an American Bar Association Equal Opportunity Law conference in...more

DOJ Warns That Employers Using Labor Contractors That Violate Anti-Discrimination Laws May be Held Liable

by Littler on

The Department of Justice's Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) recently issued an opinion letter clarifying that employers that carry out discriminatory employment practices,...more

What Does California’s New E-Verify Law Mean For Employers?

by Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP on

Our blog post on January 5, 2016 summarized California’s new E-Verify law and other updates. So what should California employers do differently now with respect to I-9s and E-Verify? Enrollment in E-Verify remains voluntary...more

Workplace Enforcement Update: New Self-Audit Guidance and a New I-9 form on its Way

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

This Workplace Enforcement Update covers two significant developments, namely new I-9 self-audit guidance published jointly by the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) and Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the status of a...more

DOJ and ICE Publish Joint Guidance on Internal I-9 Audits

On December 14, 2015, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Rights Division issued joint guidance for employers conducting internal Form I-9 Audits. The two agencies...more

DHS Proposes Changes to E-Verify Program: I-9 Reverifications and FNC Formal Reviews

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

As employers continue to enroll in the E-Verify program at a high rate, the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is considering various changes to this key program. Some of these changes place additional...more

Avoid Discrimination in the Form I-9 and E-Verify Processes: Updated OSC Flyer

The Department of Justice’s Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC), in the Civil Rights Division, is responsible for enforcing the anti-discrimination provisions of the Immigration...more

USCIS Branch Quietly Turning E-Verify Mistakes into DOJ, ICE Enforcement Actions

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

If you have been following their press releases, complaints, and settlement agreements over the past several months, the Department of Justice’s Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices...more

Is Your Business At Risk For Damages And Civil Money Penalties Based On Violations Stemming From Improper I-9 And E-Verify...

by FordHarrison on

Executive Summary: The Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Discrimination (OSC) within the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has made it a priority to pursue employers who allegedly...more

Form I-9 Guidance for Refugees and Asylees

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Office of Special Counsel of the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a joint State Letter on employment eligibility requirements...more

Government Shutdown

by Burr & Forman on

Here is some preliminary information about what to expect while the government shutdown is in effect: E-VERIFY - The E-Verify system is not accepting cases and will cease processing pending cases for the...more

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

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

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

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