ICE Enforcement Actions

As my readers know, my legal practice covers advising organizations on both compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act as well as the Immigration and Nationality Act.  Background screening and immigration.  In the end, both federal laws address employee onboarding issues related to work authorization and background checks.

In addition to writing my (almost) weekly

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

A national staffing company has been fined $227,000 in civil fines for improperly completing the Forms I-9 for its remote hires.  This despite the fact that Immigration and Custom’s Enforcement (ICE) determined that all employees were legally authorized to work in the United States.   According to a press release by the company, the reason

The Department of Justice, Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) assessed an I-9 related penalty of over $228,000 to a Georgia construction company.  This is one of the larger fines I’ve seen issued by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for such violations, and it was even below what they originally assessed, which was

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) assessed penalties totaling $264,605 for 283 Form I-9 violations on a restaurant in New York.  That’s a lot of money for a small business for paperwork violations!  Following a government investigation of the company’s I-9 compliance, ICE alleged that the restaurant failed to properly complete I-9s for 264 employees and

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released a document entitled “Guidance on the Collection and Audit Trail Requirements for Electronically Generated Forms I-9” in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.  If you use electronically generated Forms I-9, read on.  If you are a vendor with an I-9 product that allows companies

I recently attended the Federal Bar Association Chicago Chapter’s conference on Workplace Enforcement and Immigration where I was both a speaker and member of the audience.  Dan Siciliano at Stanford Law School gave a great presentation on the importance of the Sarbanes Oxley, Dodd Frank Act and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with respect to

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 –