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…]

Trending: Immigration Enforcement Expected to Increase

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly recently issued two memos to the Department of Homeland Security workforce that provide further direction to implement President Trump’s recent executive orders on border security and enforcement of immigration laws. The memos call for 5,000 additional border patrol agents and 10,000 new ICE officials to handle increased enforcement of existing [Read More…]

Temporary Protected Status Extensions: Sudan and South Sudan

Temporary Protected Status Extensions: Sudan and South Sudan Temporary Protected Status (TPS) may be designated for a foreign country when conditions temporarily prevent the country’s nationals from returning safely (among other reasons).  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) may grant TPS to eligible nationals of certain countries (or parts of countries), who are already in the [Read More…]

Webinar: Remote I-9 legal challenges/2015 Immigration & Compliance trends

Montserrat Miller, partner at Arnall Golden Gregory, LLP, was online recently to discuss I-9 challenges for remote hires and also provide her forecast for 2015 trends in immigration issues. Montserrat, a well-known immigration attorney and expert on Form I-9 compliance issues, discussed the issues at a one-hour webinar. Among the topics: Remote hires – completion of the Form [Read More…]

Expanded DACA Date Set

On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced a series of executive actions related to immigration.  One of these involves expanding the population eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to people of any current age who entered the United States before the age of 16 and lived in the United States continuously since [Read More…]

I-9 Compliance Bulletin: Immigration Reform

President Obama’s Executive Actions:  What They Mean for Employers President Obama’s recent executive actions could allow as many as 5 million undocumented workers to stay in the U.S. if they meet certain conditions.  The actions will expand the population eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and extend the period of DACA [Read More…]

I-9 Compliance Webinar – Employer Impact of Obama’s Immigration Plan

Listen to the replay of our recent I-9 compliance Webinar! Montserrat Miller of Arnall Golden Gregory provided an update for HR and payroll pros on the potential impact of the immigration plan announced by President Obama recently. Montserrat is a partner at her firm and serves on the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Verification and Worksite Enforcement Liaison Committee, [Read More…]

Executive Action! President Obama’s Immigration Plan

Yesterday evening (November 20, 2014), President Obama announced his plan for executive action on immigration. In the national speech, the president outlined three areas of focus the executive action is geared to address: Increase Border Security: Provide additional resources for law enforcement personnel so that they can stem the flow of illegal crossings and speed [Read More…]

Navigating the HR Compliance Storm – 4 Pronged Action Plan

At Equifax Workforce Solutions FORUM 2014, compliance was front-and-center with presenters addressing packed houses on topics covering government compliance issues, unemployment insurance management integrity, and reducing employer liability. One presentation that stood out to Trish McFarlane, VP Human Resources Practices, Principal Analyst at BrandonHall Group was:   “Navigating the Compliance Storm,” co-presented by Julia Bailey, Sr. Director [Read More…]