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The Rescission of DACA – A Quick Overview of How This Impacts Your DACA Employees

USCIS announced on September 5, 2017, that they are phasing in a rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). The DACA program began in 2012 and granted temporary status and work permits to the “dreamers” who came here as children without visas. Here’s a summary of how the new rules will impact … Continue Reading

Undocumented Workers May Pursue Claims Under California’s FEHA, So Says The California Supreme Court

On June 26, 2014, in Salas v. Sierra Chemical Co., the California Supreme Court held that undocumented immigrants who fraudulently obtained employment still may pursue retaliation and discrimination claims under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).  In its decision, the Court also found that the affirmative defenses of unclean hands and after‑acquired evidence, … Continue Reading

ICE Announces 1,000 New Workplace I-9 Audits

On November 19, 2009, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Assistant Secretary John Morton announced the issuance of Notices of Inspection to 1,000 U.S. employers and business owners whose hiring records (Forms I-9) ICE plans to audit. Compared to previous years, this is a tremendous increase in ICE’s effort to actively deter unlawful employment practices … Continue Reading

Delay to Form I-9 Employment Verification Changes and Mandatory E-Verify Usage by Federal Contractors

On January 30, 2009, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced a 60-day implementation delay, until April 3, 2009, of the interim final rule entitled "Documents Acceptable for Employment Eligibility Verification" published in the Federal Register on December 17, 2008.  As drafted, the interim rule strictly defines what are acceptable identity and employment authorization … Continue Reading

While The Federal Government Remains Serious About Immigration Enforcement, Its “No-Match Letter” Program Remains In Limbo

Through increased fines and a proposed regulation defending its "no-match letter" program, the federal government continues to enforce the prohibition against illegal employment.  Earlier this year, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) increased civil fines for employers that violate immigration laws.  The increased penalties are the result of an … Continue Reading

Transitioning to the New I-9 Form by December 26, 2007

Update to our Nov. 8, 2007 blog entry.  As published in the Federal Register on November 26, 2007, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) introduced a newly amended Form I-9 for verifying the identity and employment authorization of newly hired employees.  After December 26, 2007, employers who fail to use the newly amended Form … Continue Reading

New I-9 Form Issued

The USCIS announced on November 7, 2007, that a new Form I-9 and a revised version of the "Handbook for Employers, Instructions for Completing the Form I-9" are now available. The significant revision to the Form I-9 is the removal of several "List A" documents which previously could be used for proof of both identity … Continue Reading

DHS Issues Proposed Rule Governing SSA No-Match Letters

Last year, the Social Security Administration issued "no-match" letters to approximately 120,000 employers nationwide, reporting non-matching social security account numbers relating to approximately 7.3 million employees. For privacy reasons, the letters do not identify the names of the employees to whom the numbers relate. The non-matching numbers are detected by SSA in processing W-2 forms filed annually … Continue Reading
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