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Immigration

ICE is back in business: Are your I-9s ready?

10/31/2013
Now that the federal government shutdown has ended, ICE inspectors are back on the job—and they’re looking for employers that don’t properly document their employees’ eligibility to work in the United States.

E-Verify back online following federal government shutdown

10/30/2013
The E-Verify electronic employment eligibility verification system is back online after service was suspended during the federal government shutdown. However, the timing of the shutdown may have caused delays for some employers that submitted E-Verify data in late September.

What rules must we follow if we must lay off work-visa employees?

10/02/2013
Q. Do we have any duties or obligations if we discharge employees who are in the United States on work visas?

Don’t expect to get away with paying undocumented workers less than law requires

09/16/2013
In a case that shows courts are losing patience with employers that hire undocumented ­workers and then flout wage-and-hour laws, a federal court has zapped an em­­ployer almost $285,000 in unpaid wages and penalties, and another $150,000 to pay the former em­­ployees’ legal fees.

What’s the right way to complete Form I-9?

08/27/2013
Question: How can the company fulfill the I-9 requirement to physically review new hires’ documents when employees work remotely? Can we have a notary review the documents, notarize a copy of them and send that copy to our main office?

Employee verification: Your line-by-line guide to I-9 changes

05/06/2013
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently released the long-awaited revisions to Form I-9, which employers had to begin using by May 7, 2013.

How do we fix I-9 mistakes of previous employer?

05/06/2013
Q. How do I make corrections to a Form I-9, especially when too many documents are indicated on the form? A previous employer completed the forms. Also, is there guidance on how to do I-9 self-audits? 

Feds issue new I-9 form; start using it by May 7

03/29/2013
After more than a year of discussion, that old stalwart of HR paperwork—the I-9 form—finally got its much-anticipated face-lift. On March 8, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a new version of the Employment Eligibility Verification form.

THE NEW I-9 FORM

03/08/2013
The change of the calendar to 2017 carries with it a new paperwork duty for all employers—trash your old version of the I-9 (the Employment Eligibility Verification form) and start using the new version.

Arizona immigration law struck down: What it means

08/06/2012
The U.S. Supreme Court overturned many of the provisions in a controversial 2010 Arizona immigration law. The impact, according to the Foley Lardner law firm, could be a chilling effect on state immigration laws.