ICE Increasing I-9 Audits

As we advised you a few weeks ago, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has already doubled the amount of worksite enforcement cases the agency initiated in all of 2017 – and there’s still 5 months to go in the federal fiscal year (October 1 – September 30). Well, our friends at SESCO Management Consulting tell…

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ICE Workplace Enforcement Doubles

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has already doubled the amount of ongoing worksite cases this fiscal year (October through May 4) compared to all of FY17! ICE enforces the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986, which requires employers to verify the identity and work eligibility of all individuals they hire. Thus far…

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What’s Brewing: NLRB, H-2B summer visas, Soda tax, Wages headed up, Sick leave

Good old 2017 ended with a bang, with the Trump Administration making good on its promises to axe a controversial ruling that Dunkin’ and other franchise owners have argued undermines the very foundations of franchising. The National Labor Relations Board has dumped the Obama-era joint-employer rule, which had sowed confusion and stirred fears of unionization…

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Revised I-9 Form Now Mandatory

We advised you back in July that a new I-9 Form, Employment Eligibility Verification, had been released by the United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) and further that the older form with an effective date of 11/14/16 would be accepted until September 18 at which time employers must use the newly released I-9 form…

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New I-9 Form Released

Early this week, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a new version of the I-9 Form, Employment Eligibility Verification. The new form incorporates the 5 specific changes to the form, each of which is detailed on the USCIS website. The new form was effective and available for use immediately upon its July…

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California Immigration Bill Uses Employers

There has been much wailing and gnashing of teeth over President Trump’s goal of tightening immigration restrictions, but now a California Assemblyman is looking to put employers squarely in the middle of that battle. Assemblyman David Chiu (D-San Francisco) has filed Assembly 450, “the Immigrant Worker Protection Act”, which is scheduled to be heard sometime…

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New I-9 Form Effective Tomorrow

The new Employment Eligibility Verification form, more commonly known as the I-9 Form and adopted by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) last year becomes effective tomorrow, January 21. For the past several months, the USCIS was allowing the continued use of the older expired form (with an expiration date listed of 3/31/16)…

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New I-9, But Same Old Risk

The new I-9 Form, which the US Citizens and Immigration Service (USCIS) published a few months ago will be required for all employers on January 22, 2017.  Although not mandatory until the 22nd, the form is available online now from USCIS and may be used immediately.  The I-9 Form itself may be new, with features…

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OMB Approves Revised I-9

The federal Office of Management & Budget (OMB) has approved a revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification and it now is incumbent upon the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to publish a revised form with instructions by November 22, 2016.  In the meantime, employers should continue using the current version of the Form…

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I-9 And Immigration Fines Increased

The Department of Labor hasn’t only been focused on the FLSA either.  Along with the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security, DOL increased the fines accessed on employers for immigration-related violations, including unfair employment or discrimination practices, violations of the H-1B or H-2B programs as well as Form I-9 and E-Verify Violations.  The increased fines…

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