Showing Posts In "Immigration and E-Verify" Category

When Banning One Kind of Discrimination Results in Another

Although 24 states and the District of Columbia have enacted some version of “Ban the Box” laws, some believe its policies are potentially hurting those it is trying to protect. According to recent research conducted by the National Bureau of Economic Research, the laws cause employers to discriminate more broadly against demographic groups that are […]

Outdoing Arizona and Alabama: Georgia’s Quest for Immigration Compliance SB 160

The Georgia State Legislature passed SB 160 this last session and just signed into law by Governor Nathan Deal, which greatly expands Georgia’s previous immigration compliance law HB 87. SB 160 potentially imposes greater hardships to many state sub-contractors, increases the scope of influence of the Immigration Enforcement Review Board (IERB), while likely violating federal […]

New Immigration Rules Turn Up The Pressure On Employers

New legislation has gone into effect which will increase penalties for employers who take on illegal migrant workers. The Immigration Act 2016 makes it easier to hold bosses accountable for taking on  illegal migrant workers, giving courts the power to impose a fine of up to £20,000 and a prison sentence of up to five years […]

Staffing Co. Hit With $209K Fine for I-9 Filing Violations

A judge with the U.S. Department of Justice immigration office has ordered a temporary employment company to pay nearly $210,000 for more than 400 failures to properly file work authorization forms, skewing closer to the government’s damages calculation despite some mitigating circumstances. Administrative Law Judge Ellen K. Thomas of the Office of the Chief Administrative […]

Colorado Repeals Duplicative Employment Verification Requirement

It’s not often that HR and hiring managers receive good news when it comes to changes in I-9 and E-Verify practice. As most employers are painfully aware, federal and state requirements relating to I-9 and immigration rules are generally becoming more complex every year – caught up in a web of often-conflicting rules regarding the […]

Many Tennessee Employers Will Soon be Required to use E-Verify

Tennessee’s state immigration law just received an important update by the state legislature and Governor, and many employers in the state will soon be impacted. Beginning January 1, 2017, all Tennessee businesses with 50 or more employees will be required to use the E-verify system in order to determine workers’ eligibility for employment. If you […]

International Packaging Inc. Guilty of 94 Form I-9 Violations

An administrative law judge for the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer found Minneapolis, Minnesota-based International Packaging Inc. mostly liable for a series of Form I-9 violations. For the most part, Ellen Thomas ruled in favor of the government in the case over employment eligibility verification violations, according to court documents. IPI, a promotional […]

Golden Employment Group Inc. Charged With Over 400 Form I-9 Violations

Form I-9 penalties typically grow by the violation, and Golden Employment Group Inc. is facing a huge penalty following allegations of hundreds of Form I-9 issues. Administrative Law Judge Ellen Thomas ruled that the temporary employment company is liable for more than 400 Form I-9 violations, according to a partial summary decision. Though E-Verify is […]

State Contractors Must Use E-Verify, AG Says

Proponents of tougher state-based immigration enforcement in Texas have won a small but significant victory. In an opinion, Attorney General Ken Paxton said a state Senate bill that went into effect last year does not supersede part of former Gov. Rick Perry’s 2014 executive order requiring state agencies and the companies they contract with to […]

Georgia Construction Company Hit with $228,000 I-9 Penalty

The Department of Justice, Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) has assessed an I-9 related penalty of over $228,000 to M&D Masonry, a Georgia construction contractor, based on an audit conducted in May 2010. While the fine is one of the higher amounts we’ve seen from OCAHO during the past few years, it […]

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