By: Robert S. Groban, Jr.
Excerpt from EBG April 2013 Immigration Alert:
On March 8, 2013, the USCIS published a notice in the Federal Register announcing that it had recently revised the Employment Eligibility Verification form (“Form I-9”), and that employers must start using this new form by May 7, 2013. Employers using prior versions of the Form I-9 on or after May 8, 2013, will violate the law and be subject to worksite enforcement fines and other penalties.
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Written by: Robert S. Groban Jr.
The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Special Counsel (“OSC”) was established by Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (“IRCA”). The OSC investigates and prosecutes employers for discriminating against workers based on national origin, citizenship status, and document abuse. Liability can attach when an employer acts too zealously in satisfying its Form I-9 obligations, such as asking foreign-looking applicants for more or different documents than it seeks from “American” workers or instructing employment applicants on which documents to provide for Form I-9 verification. Given the recent increase in Form I-9 audits by … Continue Reading