OFCCPs New Veteran/Disability Regulations Are Now in Effect. Are You Ready?
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
Now is a good time for employers to take a look at their immigration policies to make sure that they are starting 2015 off on the right foot. For instance, employers should...more
A growing trend in I-9 compliance is the use of electronic software to manage I-9 and E-Verify compliance responsibilities. This shift towards electronic solutions brings along some significant challenges due to the rigorous...more
In This Issue:
- Message from the Chair
- On the Horizon: Is Obama Remaking the Workplace While Leaving Congress Behind?
- The 2014 Supreme Court Decisions Every Employer Should Know
- What to Expect from the...more
The following important highlights resulted from the November meeting between the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Verification and Documentation Liaison Committee, USCIS’s Verification Division, and ICE’s Homeland...more
On November 6, 2014, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Verification and Documentation Liaison Committee met with USCIS Verification Division and ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Washington, D.C....more
Applications for the 2016 Diversity Visa Lottery are now being accepted and must be submitted electronically by noon, Eastern Standard Time, on Monday, November 3, 2014, to be considered. Each year, the United States...more
USCIS is giving participating employers the chance, in the final quarter of every calendar year starting now, to download for employers' storage E-Verify records older than 10 years before USCIS destroys those historical...more
At a recent presentation on Form I-9 compliance a participant asked: “Isn’t E-Verify just an electronic replacement for the I-9 form?” This a great question and I am glad someone asked it because knowing the answer is...more
As we have noted in prior posts, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) has been aggressively pursuing I-9 inspections and imposing record fines (about $12.5 million per year) as part of its multi-year strategic plan....more
In U.S. v. Golf International, an employer contended that E-Verify participation should entitle it to a presumption that it did not violate immigration laws after being issued an initial fine of $136,697 for failing to...more
This summer it’s expected that temporary workers will fill roughly 10,000 summer jobs, many of which will be in the hospitality industry. Before filling any of your seasonal positions, it’s worth reviewing a few cautionary...more
Thousands of employers use E-Verify – a voluntary computer system provided to employers by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) that allows employers to verify the employment eligibility of...more
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
You have done all of your work, you have completed the I-9, carefully checked all of the appropriate documents, utilized e-verify, done your background checks and suddenly you have that sinking feeling in the pit of your...more
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
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
In a recent meeting between the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) and the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the OSC cautioned that...more
In This Presentation:
- A Look Back at 2013
- Where Do We Go From Here?
- What Is This H-1B Cap Stuff?
- Why Immigration Reform Is Not Imminent
- What About Form I-9 And E-Verify?
- Enforcement On The...more
The United States Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) has been very successful in increasing the number of employers that participate in the E-Verify program. As of late January 2014, over 500,000 employers are enrolled...more
On January 23, 2014, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that more than 500,000 companies now use E-Verify. E-Verify is an internet-based system that allows employers to verify a new hire’s work...more
“E-Verify” is an internet-based system, operated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA). Used in conjunction with Form I-9, Employment Eligibility...more
Utah employers with 15 or more employees must register with and use a status verification system to verify work authorization of any new employee. Currently, the only system that verifies work authorization is E-Verify, which...more
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has recently enhanced its worksite enforcement activities, under a directive from former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to shift enforcement to employers to...more
Please remember that, effective May 7, 2013, employers must use only the most recent version of Form I-9 (Rev. 03/08/13)N. The revision date of the Form I-9 is printed on the lower left corner of the form. Among other things,...more
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