Category Archives: Employment Authorization Verification

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5 New Laws: California Governor Approves Employee-Friendly Laws

The 2017 California Legislature adjourned on September 15, 2017, and resulted in more than 700 bills being sent to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk for approval. Although the deadline for the Governor to sign new bills into law does not officially expire until October 15, the Governor has already given his stamp of approval to a … Continue Reading

California Employers – New Year, New Rules in 2017

The new year will bring along a variety of new obligations for California employers.  Although some of the new laws clarify existing law and provide helpful guidance, several impose additional requirements.  This update highlights key provisions of some of the more notable changes taking effect in 2017.  Links to the statutes and/or prior updates regarding … Continue Reading

New Year, New Rules For Employers Doing Business in California

This year the California Legislature added over a dozen new employment laws, many of which take effect on January 1, 2016.  Some of these laws impose new prohibitions on employers, while others provide positive benefits such as safe harbors, cure provisions, and employer incentives for reclassification of certain independent contractors.  This update highlights key provisions … Continue Reading

New Stimulus Bill Affects H1-B Hiring

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA or the "Stimulus Bill") was enacted on February 17, 2009, and Section 1611 – the Employ American Workers Act (EAWA) – severely limits certain employers, namely banks and other financial institutions, who receive funding under the 2008 Trouble Assets Relief Program (TARP) from hiring H-1B foreign … 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

New ICE Regulation on Safe Harbor for Employers Who Receive No-Match Letters Regarding Alien Employees – Follow Up

August 15th, 2007 — Following up on our earlier announcement, the ICE Final Rule on safe-harbor procedures for employers who receive "no-match" or similar letters from SSA or DHS was published in the Federal Register today. Unless subsequently modified or withdrawn, this Final Rule takes effect for employers on September 14th, 2007. How the rule … Continue Reading

New ICE Regulation on Safe Harbor for Employers Who Receive No-Match Letters Regarding Alien Employees

August 13th, 2007 – The Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE") Agency of the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") announced last Friday that its newest regulation – 8 CFR 247a – has been finalized and signed by Secretary Michael Chertoff.  The regulation will be published in the Federal Register this week to take effect 30 days … Continue Reading

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