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ICE to Employers: Expect More Form I9 Audits, Arrests and Outreach

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents conducted workplace raids on 77 businesses in San Francisco, Sacramento and San Jose in February and in early January, nearly 100 7-Eleven stores were targeted in the largest immigration enforcement operation conducted under President Donald Trump. Employers should expect this increase in worksite enforcement to continue. ICE audited 1,360 […]

Immigration Officials Raid 77 Northern California Businesses This Week

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently reported that, between Jan. 29 and Jan. 31, 77 Northern California businesses were raised. Taking place in the San Jose, San Francisco and Sacramento areas, ICEs Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents served notices of inspections (NOIs) to alert business owners that an audit of hiring records would be […]

Immigration Agents Raid Dozens of 7-Eleven Stores

In what began with a four-year-old case against a franchisee in Long Island, New York, agents targeted about 100 7-Eleven stores nationwide to open employment audits and interview workers. President Trumps sharp expansion of immigration enforcement has already brought a 40 percent increase in deportation arrests. Illegal hiring rarely is prosecuted, partly because investigations are […]

How to Avoid Common Form I-9 Violations

Fines for knowingly hiring or continuing to employ unauthorized workers can reach as much as $16,000 per violation. These four important areas will help employers avoid common Form I-9 violations. 1. Form I-9 must be retained for three years after the date of hire or one year after the date of termination, whichever is later. […]

Form I-9 Worksite Enforcement Expected to Ramp Up in 2018

President Donald Trumps administration has signaled that the number of Form I-9 employment eligibility verification audits will significantly escalate in 2018. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) plans to increase worksite investigations of employers by four or five times. Size is not a factor when it comes to ICE audits of workers employment eligibility. Read […]

California I-9 Compliance Update

Assembly Bill 450, which implements new requirements for California employers in relation to California I-9 compliance and worksite enforcement responsibilities, took effect on the first of the year. The law affects both public and private employers and limits voluntary consents, requires employers to provide disclosures, limits re-verification, and inflicts penalties for non-compliance. Read more

New I-9 FAQs on Transgender Employees, E-Verify Time Zone Issues, Closing Cases, and More!

Five recent Form I-9 and E-Verify updates will lead to changes in compliance procedures and processes for the upcoming year. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has confirmed updates and changes regarding Form I-9 and Transgender Employees, space issues for Additional Other Last Names Used, E-Verify Time Zone Guidance, E-Verify TNC Guidance, and […]

USCIS Publishes Latest Round of Form I-9 Questions and Answers

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has been publishing frequent policy updates on its I-9 website, which is highly recommended for employers’ use. The site includes the release of six new question and answer guidelines released last month, relating to completion, document review, I-9 correction and electronic I-9 retention and storage. In summary, the […]

Under Pressure: Form I-9 Compliance Increasingly Important as ICE Quadruples Workplace Enforcement

Thomas Homan, acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), announced that workplace enforcement would be increased by four or five times the current levels. Workplace inspections involve an audit of an employer’s Forms I-9, in addition to other investigations. The inspections could involve the arrest and removal of any employees who do not […]

ICE Levies Largest Settlement Ever: Asplundh Tree Expert Co to Pay $95 Million Dollars

Asplundh Tree Expert Co. has been ordered to pay $95 million in the largest fine against a company for hiring thousands of immigrants who did not have permission to work in the United States. The 90-year-old company with 30,000 employees employed thousands of undocumented workers between 2010 and 2014. The company must forfeit $80 million […]

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