What Is IRCA?

With immigration continually in the news, it’s important for employers to understand their obligations when it comes to hiring immigrants. In short, employers have the obligation to ensure they’re only hiring individuals who have the legal right to work in the United States—and they must verify this is true by completing an I-9 form (Employment […]

I-9s Are Still a Hassle, and ICE Is Heating Up Audits

IRCA’s Requirements The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) requires every employer to complete and retain the Form I-9 for all new employees and current employees hired on or after November 6, 1986, who will perform work for pay or other compensation, says Tsai, who is Of Counsel in the Salt Lake City […]

Form I-9s—Still a Hassle and Audits Are Heating Up

Immigration is a hot issue, and that means increased scrutiny of Employment Eligibility Verification Forms (more commonly known as a Form I-9). Attorney Roger Tsai clarified employer responsibilities at BLR’s Advanced Employment Issues Symposium held recently in Las Vegas. IRCA’s Requirements The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) requires every employer to complete […]

Immigration Enforcement: Are You in Compliance with Federal Immigration Law?

This is a serious issue; various government agencies have started to coordinate their efforts as they search for unauthorized workers. The smallest mistake in your paperwork or policies could lead to hefty fines and costly lawsuits. With the latest immigration crackdown under way, it’s crucial for you to make your I-9 administration run smoothly and […]

I-9s: The Employment Forms That Come Back To Haunt You

What if you conduct an I-9 audit and discover that you are missing some employees’ I-9 forms? You don’t know if they were accidentally purged, filed incorrectly, or never completed. Can you ask the affected employees to fill out another I-9? If so, do you ask them to backdate it or use the current date?

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Supreme Court: Arizona Immigration Law That Targets Businesses Is Valid

Thursday, May 26, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Legal Arizona Workers Act (Act), an Arizona employment law that allows the state to sanction employers that knowingly or intentionally employ “unauthorized aliens.” The first provision of the Act punishes certain employers that hire unauthorized aliens by suspending or revoking their business licenses. The second provision […]