Showing Posts In "Immigration and E-Verify" Category

The Government Gets Back in the Ring…Employers Around the Country Report a New Round of ICE Audits

ICE appears to be conducting a new round of audits and an estimated 500 employers nationwide will be receiving Notices of Inspection (NOIs). NOIs will include requests for hiring, payroll and other records to determine compliance with employment eligibility verification laws. Employers will be expected to produce original I-9s within three days from service of […]

Mandatory E-Verify Central to Immigration Reform

Employer representatives have testified before a congressional panel that they support the expansion of the federal government’s E-Verify electronic employment verification system, which experts agree will be a central piece of comprehensive immigration reform.Emily Tulli, a policy attorney at the National Immigration Law Center, testified that lawmakers should proceed with caution on mandating an electronic […]

$46,575 Civil Penalty – The High Cost of Form I-9 Document Abuse

The Justice Department has released another press release detailing its recent settlement with Advantage Home Care, LLC, a home health care provider based in New Jersey. According to the release, during its employment eligibility verification (Form I-9) process, Advantage Home Care allegedly required its new hires who were lawful permanent residents to present more or […]

Fresh Raids Target Illegal Hiring

The Department of Homeland Security has ordered hundreds of companies to submit their hiring records in an effort to crack down on the hiring of illegal immigrants. The first “silent raids” of the year haven’t been publicly announced by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the DHS agency that conducts these raids, but an ICE spokesperson […]

Justice Department Reaches Settlement With Centerplate Inc. to Resolve Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices

The Justice Department announced that it reached an agreement with Centerplate Inc., resolving allegations that the company violated the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Centerplate, based in Spartanburg, S.C., is one of the largest hospitality companies in the world. With over 10,000 employees nationwide, Centerplate provides food service to over 250 […]

Tennessee Lawful Employment Act

The Tennessee Lawful Employment Act (TLEA) took effect January 1, 2012, and requires employers to obtain lawful resident/employment verification information. The TLEA requires all employers in Tennessee to demonstrate that they are hiring and maintaining a legal workforce either by: enrolling and verifying the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees through the E-Verify program, […]

FTC Settlement Highlights the Importance of Protecting Sensitive I-9 Data in an Electronic World

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reached an agreement with Electronic I-9 and E-Verify vendor, Lookout Services, Inc., to resolve charges that the company failed to employ reasonable and appropriate security measures to protect the I-9 data of their customers’ employees following the company’s highly publicized data breach in late 2009. Under the agreement, Lookout […]

North Carolina Joins Growing List of States Mandating Employer Use of Federal E-Verify System

In light of growing dissatisfaction with the federal immigration system, various states have taken matters into their own hands in an attempt to limit employment of unauthorized aliens. North Carolina has joined the fray, and on July 1, 2013, its E-Verify requirement went into effect for all private employers of 25 or more employees. These […]

E-Verify Begins Checking Idaho Driver’s Licenses

Effective July 14, 2013, Idaho is now the 3rd state to join the Records and Information from DMVs for E-Verify (RIDE) Program, which gives employers the ability to validate an employee’s driver’s license, driver’s permit, or state-issued ID card (if presented during the I-9 process) against Motor Vehicle Agency (MVA) data. RIDE was designed to […]

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 […]

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