Apologies, I’m a little behind the curve on this so you will see two Compliance News Flashes this week.

This particular Compliance News Flash we drafted covers the following topics:

  • Employers getting into hot water over the types of documents they request from employees when completing the Form I-9, leading to claims of discrimination.
  • The

On Monday, June 5 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm EST I will conduct a free webinar on “Workplace Investigations by the Department of Homeland Security – Is Your Restaurant Ready?”  The webinar is sponsored by the Georgia Restaurant Association.  Much, if not all, of what I’ll be discussing regarding employers compliance with immigration laws

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman recently announced settlements against two major retailers (Big Lots Stores and Marshalls) for violations of Buffalo’s “Ban the Box” ordinance at local stores.  Click here to read the announcement.   In addition, the stores agreed to pay fines of $100,000 (Big Lots) and $95,000 (Marshalls).

State and local Ban

Switching gears from background screening and immigration compliance, I want to share information about an upcoming webinar featuring my colleague, Ashley Kelly. The title of the complimentary webinar is: Navigating New Legal Developments on Same-Sex Marriage, Transgender Rights, and Pregnancy Discrimination: What Employers Need to Know.

I hope you will join her on September 17th. 

What’s an employer to do if you think a new hire is possibly showing you a fraudulent document for purposes of the Employment Eligibility Verification form (Form I-9)?  That’s a tough one because the only guidance employers are provided is that they can only “reject a document presented by an employee if the document does

Happy Election Day!  The Office of Special Counsel (OSC) has joined with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) to present webinars on employee rights during the E-Verify and Form I-9 employment eligibility verification processes

The first two joint OSC/USCIS employee rights webinars will be held:

  • November 13, 2012 at 2:00 pm EST

I’m a speaker at the upcoming Federal Bar Association Chicago Chapter’s 7th Annual Workplace Enforcement and Immigration Program.  If you are in Chicago please join us. View the agenda and register by clicking here.

Conference Title — What You Should Know about Workplace Enforcement and Immigration

Date — October 16, 2012 (8:30 am –

The Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Special Counsel (OSC) recently announced that it will be holding an OSC stakeholder input session regarding Form I-9 audits by employers on September 13th at 2:00pm EST.  DOJ stated that the session will focus on guidance that it is presently drafting, “Best Practices for Employers Conducting Self-Audits