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Oct 24 2013
Q&AHiringImmigration  

Should we use E-Verify during our hiring process?

Q: We’re unsure about our ability to review and authenticate documentation presented during the I-9 process. Should we start using E-Verify to make us feel more secure?

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Aug 13 2013
Q&AImmigration  

How to respond when an employee doesn’t pass E-Verify

Q: We use E-Verify to confirm work authorization for employees, and recently received a final nonconfirmation notice for a new hire. Should we terminate him?

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Jul 11 2013
Q&AHiringImmigration

Employee SSN not essential at the time of hire

Q: Can we hire an individual who says he has applied for, but not yet received, a Social Security number?

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Jul 01 2013
HiringImmigration  

OREGON: Driver cards for illegal immigrants may throw a wrench in your I-9 process

Individuals who cannot provide documentation that they’re authorized to be in this country can now obtain an Oregon Driver’s Card, pursuant to a bill that was recently signed into law (SB 833).

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Aug 15 2012
Immigration

Employer penalized for reverifying expired “green cards”

An employer who allegedly had a practice of reverifying expired permanent resident cards (also known as “green cards”), but not reverifying the documentation of U.S. citizens has settled charges brought by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

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Jun 19 2012
Immigration  

Expired Temporary Protected Status card may still be valid for Form I-9

The Department of Homeland Security occasionally grants individuals from certain countries the right to work in the U.S. as Temporary Protected Status (TPS) workers, if there is an on-going armed conflict, environmental disaster or other extraordinary and temporary condition that prevents people from that country from safely returning to their homeland. The TPS country designation is valid for a limited time, but may be extended by DHS.

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Jun 09 2011
Affirmative ActionImmigrationWage and Hour

Federal agencies promise to coordinate enforcement of employment laws

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has taken significant steps to coordinate with other federal agencies in enforcing employment laws. The DOL has signed a new Active Case Enforcement” procedures during an affirmative action audit. Before beginning an audit, DOL’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) will check with other federal…

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May 23 2011
Immigration

SSA resumes issuing no-match letters

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Apr 27 2011
Immigration

Form I-9 finalized . . . for real this time

Form I-9 changes that they established in an interim final rule that took effect two years ago. The DHS still insists that new hires must show unexpired documents when they are asked to prove their identity and eligibility for employment. Also, they have confirmed that you are still permitted to…

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