DHS Issues Updated Guidance on Electronic Form I-9 Compliance

On August 23rd 2010 US Immigration & Customs Enforcement’s electronic signature and storage of electronic Form I-9 went into effect. In summary the rule amended regulations that allow employers to complete and store electronically generated Form I-9. The rule also made modification regarding the requirement of audit trails. Whenever an electronic I-9 is created, completed, […]

New Jersey Firm Fined more than $600,000 for Hiring Illegal Aliens

Following an investigation and audit of Form I-9 documents by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), a Secaucus, N.J., company has been fined $625,000 for failing to comply with employment eligibility verification requirements. HSI conducted a Form I-9 inspection of a clothing manufacturer that produces screen print and embroidery work. HSI […]

Congress Extends E-Verify to 2015

Congress this week approved the extension of the federal E-Verify program for three years, through September 30, 2015. Originally established in the late 1990s and launched nationwide in 2003, E-Verify is a free Internet-based service through which employers can verify their employees’ legal right to work in this country. The program compares each employee’s I9 Employment Eligibility Form […]

Department of Labor Proposes Changes to LCA

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently proposed significant changes to the Labor Condition Application (LCA), ETA Form 9035, and related forms for H-1B, H-1B1, and E-3 visa petitions. The LCA, which is submitted online with the DOL, is a prerequisite to a properly-filed H-1B, H-1B1, or E-3 petition and collates information about the proposed […]

New FCRA Forms Required by January 1, 2013

According to regulations from the Consumer Financial Protection Board (CFPB), three essential forms mandated by the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) used in the background screening process must be modified by January 1, 2013. The forms must be changed to reflect that consumers can obtain information about their rights under the FCRA from the […]

USCIS has Launched Self-Assessment Guides to Aid Employers

In order to help employers comply with the existing E-Verify regulations USCIS has launched self-assessment guides to support their compliant use of E-Verify. E-Verify encourages users to establish internal monitoring programs. The new guides include easy-to-follow checklists and help the company to be compliant with E-verify norms. Self-service guides are available for direct access users […]

Justice Department Settles Discrimination Claim Against Illinois Company

The Justice Department announced today that it reached an agreement with a manufacturer of semiconductor structures and advanced solar cells based in Niles, Illinois.  The agreement resolves allegations that the company violated the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), when it placed six online job postings that explicitly stated citizenship status preferences […]

Justice Department Settles Claims of Discrimination against Philadelphia Employment Agency

The Justice Department announced today that it reached a settlement agreement with a Philadelphia based employment agency resolving allegations that the company discriminated under the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), when it impermissibly delayed the start date of two refugees after requiring them to provide specific Form I-9 documentation. In two […]

Employment Background Screening Company to Pay $2.6 Million Penalty for Multiple Violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act

An employment background screening company that provides consumer reports to companies nationwide will pay $2.6 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by failing to use reasonable procedures to assure the maximum possible accuracy of information it provided, failing to give consumers copies of their reports, and failing […]