The Senate’s immigration bill, S. 744, just voted out of the Judiciary Committee and sent for a vote by the full Senate, greatly increases potential penalties for employment verification related violations.   Under S. 744, the civil fine for a first offense of knowingly hiring or continuing to employ an undocumented worker ranges from $3,500 –

Employers who place workers at  multiple worksites, whether theirs or someone else’s, must include the assignment’s details to the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Citizenship & Immigration Service (CIS) on H-1B petitions.  As the nation’s workforce embraces alternative work modes  (e.g., remote workers, roving employees, and virtual office workers), foreign nationals  who are so

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“Hi Kevin, it’s Sally at ABC Company. We need your help again. ICE Special Agents came by the worksite again today and delivered a Notice of Inspection for our Forms I-9 and supporting documents. They limited the inspection to the I-9s for active AND separated employees hired after their last inspection,

To avoid potential conflict, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) concerning their respective civil worksite enforcement activities. Under the March 31, 2011, MOU, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agreed that, unless determined necessary by the Director of ICE

Due to the dramatic increase in ICE worksite enforcement actions in 2009, employers are taking steps ensure their I-9 compliance, and utilizing such tools as internal audits, training, and implementation of I-9 software. I-9 software can often help to minimize the disorganization and clerical errors that can result in an absolute nightmare upon receipt of