Immigration

New Immigrant Worker Laws Employers Need to Know About

  On January 1, 2018, the Immigrant Worker Protection Act created changes and new requirements for employers. In our last blog, we discussed the importance of updating your employee handbook every year due to new legislation taking effect. This act is a perfect example of that, but we want you to be aware of the new laws and… Read more »


5 Things Employers Need to Know About the California Sanctuary State Law

You’ve probably already heard that Gov. Jerry Brown signed landmark sanctuary state legislation into law recently, set to go into effect on January 1, 2018. California is home to an estimated 2.3 million unauthorized immigrants. Senate Bill 54 protects immigrants without legal residency in the U.S. How? By restricting when local law enforcement can help federal… Read more »


I-9 form has been updated.

On Aug. 25, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved a revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. USCIS must publish a revised form by Nov. 22, 2016. Employers may continue using the current version of Form I-9.  See below. Form I-9 Instructions  03/08/13 N The form expiration date can be found at the top… Read more »

Posted on September 15, 2016 by Rick Rossignol

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I-9 Audits on the rise.

We are seeing a sharp uptick in I-9 audits. Fines resulting from I-9 audits have exploded in recent years, and employers should put a high priority on making sure their policies and paperwork are in compliance. Failure to be in compliance with form I-9 leads to fines. Employer need to develop a program that enables… Read more »

Posted on September 20, 2014 by Rick Rossignol

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I-9 compliance Issues

The Obama administration has committed to a worksite enforcement strategy that focuses on employer compliance and much higher administrative fines. The related fines are high and costly.  Fines can range from a three hundred dollars to as much as $16,000 per violation. Employers have immigration-related compliance obligations regardless of whether they employ foreign nationals. Every employer… Read more »