Recent Webinar: What You Need to Know Now about Form I-9 and Immigration Enforcement

You’ll often hear the Form I-9 called America’s most complicated two-page form. And no wonder: the two pages you and your new hire fill out come with over 900 pages of instructions, according to an industry expert from Jackson Lewis, P.C. That includes instructions that come with the form, as well as the M-274 handbook [Read More…]

Recent Webinar: What You Need to Know Now about Form I-9 and Immigration Enforcement

You’ll often hear the Form I-9 called America’s most complicated two-page form. And no wonder: the two pages you and your new hire fill out come with over 900 pages of instructions, according to an industry expert from Jackson Lewis, P.C. That includes instructions that come with the form, as well as the M-274 handbook [Read More…]

Upcoming Webinar: What You Need to Know Now about Form I-9 and Immigration Enforcement

It is a busy time for employers! USCIS just issued a new Form I-9. There are new clues in the recent Department of Homeland Security Budget-in-Brief and proposed Appropriations bills suggesting nationwide E-Verify is on the horizon, and civil penalties for non-compliance with the Form I-9 requirements are at an all-time high. Are you ready? [Read More…]

Federal Guidance on Conducting an Internal I-9 Audit – Recent Webinar

Well-known immigration attorney Montserrat Miller joined me recently at a webinar to talk about how to conduct an I-9 audit in light of recent federal guidance. Montserrat, a Partner at Arnall Golden Gregory LLP, walked attendees through the key points in the I-9 audit guidance, including how to determine the scope of an I-9 audit, handling corrections, and what [Read More…]

Recent webinar: I-9 audit and remediation best practices

We recently hosted a webinar featuring Amy Peck on the subject of I-9 audit and remediation best practices. Amy is a Shareholder at Jackson Lewis, P.C. and a member of the committee of American Immigration Lawyers Association that works as a liaison with USCIS and ICE on I-9 issues. She did a terrific job of explaining [Read More…]

Salt Lake City Hotel Chain Fined Almost $2 Million in ICE Audit

A September 10th ICE news release named Salt Lake City hotel chain Grand America as having been fined almost $2 million as a result of hiring unauthorized workers. As part of the settlement, Grand America also agreed to undertake remedial measures estimated to cost the company around $500,000. These measures include: adopting new policies to [Read More…]

Equifax I-9 Compliance Bulletin – DHS Rejects License Design

The latest Equifax I-9 Compliance Bulletin highlights California’s recent rejection of the proposed design for California’s driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants.   California is one of eleven states, plus DC to have passed laws regarding the licensing of undocumented immigrants. It is important to note that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has indicated [Read More…]

Drivers’ Licenses and Undocumented Workers

With the added impetus on I-9 worksite enforcement over the past several years, employers have been held increasingly accountable for fulfilling their responsibilities with regard to the Form I-9. Now it seems that ICE has added to those responsibilities as they pertain to state drivers’ licenses…more specifically to those states that allow undocumented residents to [Read More…]

OIG Issues Findings of ICE Inspection Process Investigation

OIG issues findings of ICE inspection On February 14, 2014, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) issued the findings of their recently concluded audit of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) administrative inspection process. The administration inspection process refers to what employers would consider the typical ICE employer workplace audit. The investigation came to some [Read More…]

Office of Special Counsel Developing Form I-9 Self-Audit Guidance

In a November, 2013 meeting with the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) was asked about their Form I-9 Self-Audit Guidance which has been in the works for some time. AILA posted the minutes of their meeting on February 26th, and numerous interesting topics are highlighted. Specifically, AILA inquired as [Read More…]