As the coronavirus (COVID-19) changes employers’ on-boarding processes, here are the latest developments to ensure your company is complying with both the employment eligibility verification form (the “Form I-9”) requirements and E-Verify during remote on-boarding.  Below guidance is provided by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), specifically U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Immigration

Due to the coronavirus, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offices are closed to the public.

USCIS has suspended routine in-person services until at least April 1, 2020 to help slow the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). USCIS staff will continue to perform duties that do not involve contact with the public. This means

Last night, March 11, 2020, President Trump announced a travel ban impacting Europeans traveling to the United States. The ban applies to those “physically present” within the Schengen Area during the 14-day period preceding their entry into the United States.  The President, in his speech last night, said the ban would last 30 days. But

Check out the current edition of the Compliance News Flash (click here).  Here are the stories we are flagging for you this week:

  • Data breach litigation — breach of contract, negligence, invasion of privacy.
  • STEM OPT worksite visits by Homeland Security related to F-1 students working for a company.
  • $1.2 million civil fine

It is the equivalent of the NCAA March Madness for H-1B petitioners and beneficiaries. The fiscal year (FY) 2020 H-1B cap season is officially in full swing.

Today, April 1st, is the first day U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is accepting H-1B petitions subject to the FY 2020 cap on April 1, 2019. Once

Please join Arnall Golden Gregory (AGG) for our annual Employment Law Seminar on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, GA. Our attorneys—who have been recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Super Lawyers—will address what you need to know regarding employer rights and obligations

Assembly Bill 450, signed by Governor Brown in October of 2017, is effective this month. It imposes several new immigration-related responsibilities on California employers with respect to worksite enforcement actions and compliance with the requirement under federal law to complete and maintain the Employment Eligibility Verification form (aka “the Form I-9”) for employees.

What

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.

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