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The Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 is a form issued by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services to verify the identity and employment eligibility of workers within the United States. U.S. Employers... more +
The Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 is a form issued by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services to verify the identity and employment eligibility of workers within the United States. U.S. Employers must require all employees, both citizens and non-citizens, to complete an I-9 and present supporting documentation, such as a passport or green card. less -

Compliance News Flash

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP is pleased to provide you with the Compliance News Flash, brought to you each Friday. This weekly update is your source for timely background screening and immigration-related news that is important...more

USCIS Launches New E-Verify Website

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Yesterday, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the launch of a new and expanded E-Verify website, E-Verify.gov. The website, which is in both the English and Spanish languages, includes sections for...more

E-Verify Has a New Look

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services rolled out an updated website for E-Verify. E-Verify is a web-based system that allows enrolled employers to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United...more

Immigration newsletter - Spring 2018

by Hogan Lovells on

Read our Spring 2018 issue of the Immigration newsletter to learn about the following topics: - Visa sanctions on Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea, and Sierra Leone - CBP introduces policies and procedures for searching...more

Important E-Verify Announcement: All Regular Timelines Will Remain In Force, For Now

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Despite its prior announcement, USCIS has just notified the public that the E-Verify enhancements will be postponed. ...more

Our Nominees for the Top 20 California Employment Law Risks to Agriculture Employers

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

California agricultural employers must be mindful of the federal, state, and local laws on the books, many of which pose traps for the unwary. Here are some of the most important employment and labor legal issues warranting...more

E-Verify And Related Services Will Be Down This Weekend

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced last Thursday that, due to system enhancements, E-Verify will be unavailable this weekend, from midnight EDT Friday, March 23, until 8 a.m. EDT Monday, March...more

E-Verify To Be Temporarily Suspended For System Upgrade, USCIS Announces

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Some E-Verify timeframes will be suspended temporarily, USCIS has announced. E-Verify services will be unavailable from midnight March 23 (Friday) to 8:00 a.m. March 26 (Monday) due to system upgrades. The agency has provided...more

DOJ Challenges California Law Placing Restrictions on Employer's Ability to Allow ICE into the Workplace

by Littler on

On March 6, 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit challenging California’s Immigrant Worker Protection Act (Assembly Bill 450), among other laws designed to limit the extent state law enforcement and prisons...more

ICE Storm: Immigration Compliance Threats To The Hospitality Industry

by Fisher Phillips on

It’s no secret that immigration compliance is a priority to the Trump administration, so the recent announcement that it expects the number of worksite investigations to quadruple in coming years should come as no surprise....more

A Double Whammy for California Employers: Heightened Immigration Investigations and New Fines

by Alston & Bird on

California employers could be facing a catch-22 when federal agents arrive for a surprise inspection. Our Labor & Employment Group breaks down the sometimes contradictory, possibly expensive obligations California expects you...more

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Expected to Submit Proposed Rule Rescinding H-4 EAD Regulations by June 2018

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (USDHS) recently confirmed its plans to publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking by June 2018 to remove from its regulations certain H-4 spouses of H-1B nonimmigrant workers as a class...more

Compliance News Flash

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP is pleased to provide you with the Compliance News Flash, brought to you each Friday. This weekly update is your source for timely background screening and immigration-related news that is important...more

Supreme Court Declines to Review California’s Halt of DACA Rescission

The Supreme Court of the United States has rejected the Trump administration’s request that it review a California federal court’s order temporarily halting the federal government’s action to end the Deferred Action for...more

Response Protocol for I-9 Audit and Immigration Raid

Form I-9 Audits: Formally, an I-9 audit is called an Administrative Inspection. It begins when ICE serves a Notice of Inspection to a company representative requesting a review of the company’s I-9 forms for every employee....more

Practical Advice & Strategies for Handling Immigration Enforcement Visits or “Raids”

Immigration site visits are on the rise and can occur without notice. The most common involve paperwork audits. In some cases, certain employees are targeted. Below is a guide that can help you prepare for and...more

ICE Announces Three-Prong Workplace Enforcement Strategy

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On January 10, 2018, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released a statement detailing a new, comprehensive worksite enforcement strategy that incorporates: (i) increased Form I-9 audits; (ii) more unannounced...more

ICE Sweeps California, Increases Enforcement Nationwide

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Following California Governor Jerry Brown’s signing of sanctuary laws in October 2017, the state has been targeted for a major ICE sweep to arrest undocumented individuals. ICE Director Thomas Homan stated that because...more

Insight on Immigration Updates

by Clark Hill PLC on

H-1B Filing Season to Begin April 2, 2018 - Lottery is Anticipated - Employers are reminded to identify new candidates who will require new H-1B sponsorship as soon as possible to ensure that these applications are accepted...more

New Template Makes It Easier for Employers to Provide Notice Under California's Immigrant Worker Protection Act

by FordHarrison on

In a development welcomed by employers state-wide, the California Labor Commissioners Office released a template notice form for California’s recently enacted Immigrant Worker Protection Act well in advance of the July 1,...more

California as a Sanctuary State: Restrictions on Employers’ Compliance with Federal Immigration Actions

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

In October 2017, California passed the widely publicized Senate Bill 54, the unofficial “sanctuary state” bill, which bars state and local law enforcement agencies from asking people about their immigration status. Another...more

February Forecast Calls For Persistent ICE Immigration Raids Across The Country - Employers Need To Prepare Now To Avoid Federal...

by Fisher Phillips on

Federal enforcement officials are amplifying their efforts to crack down on undocumented workers and the businesses that employ them, as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials have raided over 120 businesses in...more

New York Court Blocks DACA Demise

On February 13, 2018, a U.S. district court in New York issued a nationwide preliminary injunction halting the Trump administration’s efforts to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. President Donald...more

Employment Law Reporter February 2018: California Pushes Back Against Federal Immigration Agenda with AB 450

by Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP on

On January 1, 2018, California’s new Immigrant Worker Protection Act, Assembly Bill 450, became effective. The law prohibits both public and private employers from providing voluntary consent to workplace raids by immigration...more

New California Law: Employers Must “Resist” Federal Immigration Agents

by Hogan Lovells on

Effective January 1, 2018, the California Immigrant Worker Protection Act (the “Act”) requires private and public employers to “resist” informal worksite inspections by federal immigration enforcement agents....more

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