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Immigration Reform and Control Act

Targeted ICE Investigations - in it for the Long Haul with Record $95 Million Plea Deal for I-9 Violations

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: With a record $95 million plea deal for I-9 immigration violations following a six year investigation, the outcome for a Pennsylvania company with operations nationwide serves as a reminder of the federal...more

Settlement Agreements With Employees Should Avoid IRCA Compliance Contingency

Under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), employers are prohibited from hiring persons not authorized to work in the U.S. In order to resolve some employment disputes, employers agree to reinstate an...more

Yet Another New Form I-9 in Effect

In November 2016, HR Legalist announced that United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) issued a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The most significant change was to make the...more

Key California Employment Law Cases: April 2017

by Payne & Fears on

This month’s key California employment law cases involve wage and hour and discrimination issues. Wage & Hour - Batze v. Safeway, Inc., 10 Cal. App. 5th 440, 216 Cal. Rptr. 3d 390 (2017) - Summary: While determination of...more

Employment Law Commentary - Volume 29, Issue 3

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

The Don(ald) of a New Era: Are Workplace Immigration Raids on the Horizon? The Place: A car wash in Los Angeles The Time: The 1970s The Scene: A busy afternoon at the car wash. Immigration agents burst onto the...more

Employers Must Use New Form I-9 Immediately

by Messner Reeves LLP on

All U.S. employers must now use the new Form I-9 (employment eligibility verification form) that was released by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in November. The old form (stamped “Expires 03/31/2016” in the...more

With The New Year Comes a New Form I-9: Are You Compliant?

Under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), employers are required to complete a Form I-9 for each new employee hired which serves to verify the identity of each new employee and to ensure that the new...more

A New Year, A New Form I-9

On November 14, 2016, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) released a new Form I-9 (Rev. 11/14/2016 N) to replace the prior form which expired on March 31, 2016. Beginning January 22, 2017,...more

New "Smart" Form I-9 Goes Into Effect January 22, 2017

by Smith Anderson on

Beginning January 22, 2017, employers will be required to use a new version of Form I-9 to verify the identity and employment authorization of their workforce. The new version includes a number of substantive changes, as well...more

New Form I-9: What Does This Mean for Employers

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

Form I-9 has undergone numerous changes since its inception following the passage of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). The newest version of Form I-9 was published by the United States Citizenship and...more

New Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification

by Dickinson Wright on

On November 14, 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification (“Form I-9”). Employers can continue to use the most recent version dated...more

Department of Justice’s Holiday Treat: A New Final Rule for Employers

As the saying goes, “No news is good news,” and HRLegalist is happy to report today that the final rule introduced this week by the Department of Justice, just in time for the holidays, introduces no new requirements for...more

Updated Form I-9 and USCIS fee increases

by White & Case LLP on

Background on Form I-9 - The Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986 mandated all employers to verify the identity and employment authorization documents for all of their employees. Form I-9 is used for this...more

EEOC Issues New Guidelines on National Origin Discrimination

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) revised on Nov. 21, 2016, its enforcement guidance with respect to national origin discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII). The EEOC and...more

If You Do Any Hiring, New I-9 Forms Must be Used Effective January 2017

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

On November 14, 2016, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) published a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification (“Form I-9”). This isn’t the first time it has done so but a new...more

Revised I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form: Effective January 22, 2017

by Bracewell LLP on

A revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification has been published. Effective January 22, 2017, employers must only use the new version of the Form I-9 dated 11/14/2016 N. The old version dated 03/08/2013 N...more

New Form I-9 Released

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a new revised version of Form I-9 on Monday, November 14, 2016. The previous editions of the Form (with “03/08/13” in the lower left corner) will remain valid until...more

Fines Increasing: Fresh Incentive for Employer Immigration Law Compliance

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued an interim final rule that increases significantly the monetary fines assessed against employers for violations of federal immigration law. Under the Immigration Reform and...more

I-9 Checkup: Nine Best Practices for I-9 Compliance

In today’s complicated maze of compliance requirements, most employers are aware of the need to complete a Form I-9 for every new hire. However, some employers fail to recognize the significance of the I-9 form....more

I Can’t Ask That? - Taking a Closer Look at Citizenship and National Origin Discrimination

by Williams Mullen on

When seeking a qualified candidate for an open position, Human Resources professionals are aware that it is generally impermissible to inquire about or consider an applicant’s race, sex, religion, or disability during the...more

Immigration Penalties Increase Effective August 1, 2016

by FordHarrison on

The Department of Justice has issued a new rule increasing penalties for I-9 paperwork violations, unlawfully employing unauthorized workers, and unfair immigration-related employment practices. The increase was triggered by...more

Employers Beware: DOJ Nearly Doubles Civil Penalties for IRCA Violations

On June 30th The Department of Justice (DOJ) published an Interim Final Rule adjusting civil monetary penalties for immigration related employment violations set forth in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA)....more

Employment Law 101: National Origin, Citizenship & Immigration Status Discrimination

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

Who does it apply to: Part of the protection comes from Title VII, which applies to employers with 15 or more employees. An overlapping part of the protection comes from the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), which...more

Corporate Acquisitions and Employment Verification Issues

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), all employers are required to complete an Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 on the first day of employment for all hired employees. While most employers...more

California's Special Restrictions on Who May Complete Form I-9

by Littler on

California's Secretary of State recently clarified whether an employer may use a notary public as its authorized representative to complete the Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification. In 1986, Congress passed the...more

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