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Immigration compliance is everyone’s concern, yet too often companies do not prioritize it until something big or bad happens. Think about how you would react if Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrived at corporate headquarters or your office with a Notice of Inspection to review your forms I-9 within three days… The goal of this blog is to alert employers about issues surrounding employer compliance and flag issues they should be considering as they develop an overall immigration compliance program for their company. It should provide a resource and tool to discuss what steps can be taken to comply with federal and state immigration and employment laws.

The blog is intended to serve as a tool and resource for human resources professionals, general counsels and business owners to provide a better understanding of what is required by a company to comply with federal and state immigration laws as it relates to their workforce. It is meant to provide useful insights into developments and trends with respect to the Employment Eligibility Verification Form (form I-9), the E-Verify electronic employment eligibility verification program), state laws and related areas of the law.

I recognize this is a lengthier blog than I normally post, but it’s necessary so I can help employers help themselves. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an important opinion that is relevant not only to employers that are responsible for a providing job seekers with a compliant disclosure and authorization under the Fair...Continue Reading...
Happy Friday before the Super Bowl that should have seen the Saints playing the Patriots.  Check out this week’s Compliance News Flash with blurbs about: E-Verify and what employers need to do now that it is again operational. The Form I-9 and tools to assist with determining if documents presented are acceptable. The CFPB and...Continue Reading...
The longest government shutdown is over and employers need to take note that E-Verify is again operational.  Setting aside that Congress and the President have only until February 15 to move beyond short term funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), here is what employers need to know about E-Verify, the electronic employment eligibility...Continue Reading...