Archive for the Work Eligibility/Form U-9/E-Verify Category

Breaking News: DHS Postpones E-Verify Requirement

According to the Washington Business Journal, the Department of Homeland Security has postponed the requirement that federal contractors begin using E-Verify by January 15th. Responding to a suit filed by SHRM and other organizations, DHS agreed to delay the requirement for federal contractors until 2/20/2009. Read more […]

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Federal Contractors Must Use E-Verify Beginning January 2009

 Under a Presidential Executive Order that takes effect on January 15, 2009, most federal contractors and subcontractors must begin using the E-Verify system to verify the employment eligibility of new-hires and existing employees. E-Verify is a free online system developed by the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. […]

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The Imperative Podcast: Employment Law Update with Audrey Mross

LISTEN NOW: Mike’s guest on today’s podcast is Audrey Mross, a shareholder in the law firm of Munck Carter, where she leads the Labor and Employment Law section.  Audrey has been practicing law since 1994 and was a human resources professional for over a decade before that, […]

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The New HR Balancing Act: Discrimination or Immigration?

A recent article on discusses how in previous years employers would risk bending immigration compliance in favor of avoiding any discriminatory practices.  Now, in light of increased enforcement of immigration laws, a difficult balance must be reached between both issues. The Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration […]

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Mississippi Enacts Law Requiring Employers’ Use of E-Verify

We can add Mississippi to the list of states that now requires employers to use E-Verify, the federal government’s online system for checking the information provided on the Form I-9 to verify the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. Arizona began requiring all employers to use […]

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I-9 Audits on the Rise; Employers Held Criminally Liable

The Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration Control and Enforcement (ICE) division has begun increased monitoring and enforcement of employer compliance with immigrant work eligibility rules. Employers face harsher civil and criminal penalties for hiring undocumented workers. According to an article on the SHRM website, this effort includes […]

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