In an election year, immigration issues remain front page news. With continuing scrutiny on immigration and employment, prudent employers should periodically conduct internal I-9 self-audits to ensure that its I-9 paperwork is complete and accurate. In this morning’s guest post, Chris Taylor, immigration lawyer and publisher of the Texas Immigration Law Blog, gives us his tips
New Employment Poster for H-2A Visa Employers Published
This week the Department of Labor published a poster that must be used by all employers employing employees under H-2A visas. H-2A visa holders are non-immigrant employees employed in temporary or seasonal agricultural jobs. A copy of the required poster (in English) can be accessed here. (Spanish here) This poster is required by federal rules published February…
Immigration and Customs Enforcement to Target Employers of Illegal Workers
On April 30, 2009, the Department of Homeland Security announced that it distributed new enforcement guidance to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The new enforcement guidance emphasizes the Department’s focus on targeting employers who knowingly hire illegal workers and thereby cultivate illegal workplaces.
According to Ginger Thompson of the New York Times, the guidelines state that…