Showing Posts In "Immigration and E-Verify" Category

ICE Announces Up to Five-Fold Increase in Form I-9 Worksite Inspections

In an effort to continue to promote homeland security and public safety, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Thomas Homan announced a significant increase in worksite related investigations. Worksite enforcement is an important component of ICE’s overall strategy. There are a number of proven strategies that employers can initiate immediately to address the risks […]

Rep. Lamar Smith Introduced Mandatory E-Verify Bill

Rep. Lamar Smith reintroduced the Legal Workforce Act, H.R. 3711, a bill that would require all employers to use E-Verify within two years. Smith believes that by expanding the E-Verify system, jobs will only go to legal workers. The Legal Workforce Act repeals the current paper-based I-9 system and phases in mandatory E-Verify participation for […]

When ICE Agents Show Up at Work, What Should the Boss Do?

In an effort to counter the expected increase in immigration-related workplace raids, the state Assembly has approved a bill that would require California employers to ask federal immigration agents for a warrant before allowing them access to the workplace. An existing law already requires U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to get judicial warrants before […]

New I-9 Form to Be Released July 17, 2017

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, which will become mandatory on Sept. 18 and will replace all prior editions. The new form includes the name change of the “Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices” to “Immigrant and Employee Rights […]

Stuffing I-9 Drawer Won’t Make Problems Go Away

Employer DLS Precision Fab was appealing a $305,050 penalty for more than 500 immigration law violations when they attempted to argue that it had made a good-faith effort to comply with the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) by hiring a well-credentialed HR director. The company claims that it had no idea that it was violating […]

Drivers License Verification: Records and Information from DMVs for E-Verify (RIDE)

With drivers’ licenses and ID cards accounting for almost 80 percent of the documents used as proof of identify by employees for E-Verify, the Records and Information from DMVs for E-Verify (RIDE) enables two-part verification. The enhancement validates the information on select identity documents in addition to the existing employment authorization check. Participating states include […]

Form I-9 and E-Verify Best Practices for Compliance

The Form I-9 process can have serious consequences for employers if it is not managed properly. In fact, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) almost doubled in sizethe fine amounts for I-9 violations in August 2016. In the latest PreCheck white paper, “The Form I-9 and E-Verify: Keys to Compliance,” immigration attorney Nicole A. Kersey discusses the latest […]

Avoiding an ICE Raid

Donald J. Trump’s presidency has brought with it a flurry of immigration-related activity. A topic that could have an immediate impact on workplaces is Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids. The second-largest federal law enforcement agency is responsible for enforcing federal laws concerning border control, customs, and trade and immigration. Recent ICE raids have targeted […]

Five Steps to Immigration & Hiring Compliance

Although the hiring of undocumented workers and employment discrimination is prohibited by the Immigration Reform and Control Act, the requirements for documentation and completing the Form I-9 can be confusing. Employers should consider the following steps during the hiring process to avoid penalties. Verify identity using acceptable documents that meet the proof of identity requirement. […]

E-Verify for Federal Contractors

E-Verify is a mandatory program for employers with federal contracts that contain the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) E-Verify clause. The free web-based service provides electronic verification of employment authorization. After entering information from the applicant’s I-9, E-Verify will provide one of the following results: 1. Employment Authorized, 2. Tentative Nonconfirmation (TNC) or 3. DHS Verification […]

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