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Revised Colorado Affirmation Form Use Mandated as of October 1, 2014

September 26, 2014|Contributed by: Joseph Law Firm

Contributed by Amber L. Blasingame, Associate Attorney, Colorado Springs The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) published a revised Colorado Affirmation Form on September 1, 2014. The CDLE will not accept any other version of the form on or after October 1, 2014. You may access the...

United Airlines settles employment discrimination case: Agrees to pay $270,000 in fines and back pay

September 26, 2014|Contributed by: Aaron C. Hall, Esq.

United Airlines reached a settlement regarding an employment discrimination claim.  The Justice Department alleged that Continental Airlines, which has since merged with United Airlines, committed unfair documentary practices in violation of 8 U.S.C. §1324b(a)(6) by requiring specific or extra...

The Citizenship and Immigration Services Announces Enhanced E-Verify and Form I-9 Customer Support

February 27, 2014|Contributed by: Joseph Law Firm

Contributed by Melanie Corrin, Senior Attorney On February 24, 2014 the United States Citizenship & Immigration Service announced a new customer service option for individuals with questions about E-Verify, Form I-9, and Self Check.  Customers calling in will hear a new series of messages...

Report Confirms Employer Fines for Lack of I-9 Compliance Have Skyrocketed

February 26, 2014|Contributed by: Joseph Law Firm

Contributed by Aaron Hall, Senior Attorney Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) enforces compliance with I-9 completion and retention requirements with administrative inspections of employers’ I-9 forms, initiated either from complaints received by the ICE tip line or from internal...

E-Verify Unavailable During Government Shutdown

October 1, 2013|Contributed by: Amber Blasingame, Esq.

Due to the government shutdown, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that E-Verify is unavailable as of October 1, 2013, as are customer support and related services. USCIS has suspended certain rules and policies pertaining to entry and verification for employers during the...

Obama Administration’s Pressure on Employers Criticized by Left and Right

March 30, 2011|Contributed by: Koby L. Polaski, Esq.

In a recent article, the Wall Street Journal describes audits conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement as "silent raids."  ICE audits have increased dramatically under the Obama administration as reported in 2009 by the New York Times.  In April, 2009, the Obama administration...

Increased Government Workplace Audits Coming

February 17, 2011|Contributed by: Aaron C. Hall, Esq.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE") has recently set up a centralized employment compliance inspection center, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal.  The center will coordinate audits of employers across states and according to the Wall Street Journal will target "at least a...

The House Judiciary Committee’s Immigration Panel Schedules a Hearing on E-Verify; Many Businesses Strongly Opposed

February 11, 2011|Contributed by: Koby L. Polaski, Esq.

As reported recently in the Washington Post, nationwide implementation of E-Verify is on the agenda of several House Republicans in the first session of the 112th Congress.  E-Verify is an electronic system that allows employers to run the information of potential employees through federal...

Justice Department Settles with Hoover Inc. for Unfair I-9 Practices

November 15, 2010|Contributed by: Koby L. Polaski, Esq.

The United States Department of Justice announced last week that it reached a settlement agreement with Hoover Inc., the well-known manufacturer of vacuum cleaners, over allegations that Hoover imposed illegal obstacles in the I-9 process upon its lawful permanent resident employees. According to...

State E-Verify Laws Stirring Controversy

August 1, 2010|Contributed by: Koby L. Polaski, Esq.

Although not as prevalent in recent headlines as Arizona's SB1070, the Legal Arizona Worker's Act (LAWA) is also attracting attention and debate.  LAWA requires all businesses in the state to use E-Verify to check the employment eligibility of newly hired employees.  If using E-Verify, an...

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