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Immigration update: End of DACA, start of ‘extreme vetting’

10/18/2017
Much has been happening with immigration policy since President Trump took office, and employers would do well to keep up. That’s especially true if any of your workers are in the United States on temporary work visas or if you plan to recruit immigrant workers in the near future.

$95 million penalty for undocumented workers

10/05/2017
The Department of Justice has extracted the largest-ever penalty from a company accused of employing ineligible workers. Asplundh Tree Service has paid $95 million for turning a blind eye to the hiring of individuals that executives knew lacked proper documentation.

When workers’ comp, illegal status collide

09/26/2017
Federal law requires employers to verify that employees are eligible to work in the United States. It’s unlawful to knowingly hire anyone without authorization. But what happens if an employee’s ineligibility is only discovered in the course of investigating a workers’ compensation claim?

In-person interview needed for job-based green card

09/21/2017
As part of President Trump’s “extreme vetting” directives, potential legal immigrant workers will now be required to undergo in-person interviews with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

What you need to know about the new Form I-9

08/13/2017
U.S. Citizenship and Customs Enforcement has issued a new Form I-9 that employers must begin using by Sept. 18, 2017. The release shines a spotlight on employers’ interaction with government agencies that enforce immigration laws.

Feds unveil new I-9 form & more enforcement

07/11/2017
If you haven’t thought much about that stalwart of HR paperwork—the Employment Eligibility Verification, or I-9 form—this is the summer to scrutinize your compliance. That’s because the Trump administration has just released a new version of the I-9 that you’ll need to begin using by Sept. 18.

USCIS: Check I-9 forms completed last November

06/20/2017
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is advising employers to review all I-9 forms downloaded between Nov. 14–17, 2016, to ensure that employees’ Social Security numbers are correct.

USCIS: Check I-9 forms completed last November

06/20/2017
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is advising employers to review all I-9 forms downloaded between Nov. 14–17, 2016, to ensure that employees’ Social Security numbers are correct.

Trump administration travel ban: Impact on foreign employees

06/06/2017
Whether or not the executive travel ban ever takes effect, foreign workers—particularly those from the banned countries, but also those from other Muslim countries—are feeling the impact. So are employers.

Colorado ski towns seek winter avalanche of H-2B visa workers

06/06/2017

The National Ski Areas Association recently wrote to Secretary of Home-land Security John Kelly asking him to more than double the number of H-2B visas granted next winter, from 33,000 to 70,000.

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