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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.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) settled an immigration-related discrimination claim against the University of California, San Diego related to the unlawful re-verification of work authorized individuals. According to the press release, DOJ’s “…investigation concluded that the [University’s Resource Management and Plan Vice Chancellor Area] unnecessarily required certain work-authorized immigrants to re-establish their work authorization when their...Continue Reading...
Background screening is a key step in hiring and the onboarding process, but there are a litany of federal and state laws in the US that establish certain obligations on employers as well as provide applicants with certain rights, including from discrimination. Join Montserrat Miller, Partner, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP, and iCIMS Genera Counsel, Neal...Continue Reading...
Happy Friday the 13th. This week’s edition of the Compliance News Flash (click here) includes blurbs about E-Verify, the EEOC, California’s immigration law, Canada’s breach notification law, and the growing trend of FCRA-related litigation.  Continue Reading...