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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.

Check out the current Compliance News Flash with blurbs about: The continuing partial government shutdown; E-Verify (still shutdown); The Federal Trade Commission (also shutdown); Government background investigations and the NBIB (not shutdown); The California Consumer Protection Act; and A recent merger in the background screening industry. In honor of MLK Day tomorrow: “Darkness cannot drive...Continue Reading...
Happy New Year! Here are two editions of the AGG Compliance News Flash covering the following topics: E-Verify; California’s Consumer Privacy Act; Ban the box and salary history restrictions in the hiring process; Investigation by the Department of Justice into hiring practices; The Fair Credit Reporting Act and who qualifies as an “employee”; and News...Continue Reading...
It took a few days, but the E-Verify system is down due to the partial government shutdown which started at 12:01 am Saturday the 22nd of December.  One of the agencies affected by the partial government shutdown is the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which is the agency that runs the E-Verify program.  E-Verify and...Continue Reading...