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Georgia Employers Face More Aggressive Immigration Compliance Requirements Effective July 1, 2013

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal recently signed into law Senate Bill 160 (SB 160), a tough expansion of Georgia’s 2011 Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act (HB 87 or the Georgia E-Verify law). The Georgia E-Verify law requires that private employers with 10 or more employees (as of January 1, 2013) start using the federal E-Verify […]

ICE Collects for Tardy I-9s

In July 2010, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) sent a notice to Anodizing Industries, a metal-finishing factory in Los Angeles, requiring the company to produce I-9 forms (employment eligibility verifications) for its employees. In response, Anodizing presented 26 I-9 forms. However, 21 of the forms were prepared in August 2010, about two weeks […]

The Impact of OCAHO Decisions on Employers

OCAHO is issuing a record number of decisions (on pace to triple their decisions concerning alleged I-9 form violations from 2012) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is conducting a record number of Notice of Inspections (NOI). Employers should know these enforcement activities will, at some point, impact their own I-9 compliance and recordkeeping. More […]

Small Businesses Say U.S. Background-Check System Has Drawbacks

E-Verify matches job applicants’ Social Security numbers and other identification against a national database kept by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, a federal agency under Homeland Security. Those who return a mismatch are deemed to be unauthorized to work. The government’s effort to mandate E-Verify’s use is part of a broader immigration overhaul by federal […]

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