Posts Tagged ‘Penalties’

An ICE Storm in July

An ICE Storm in July

The recent announcement from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should have gotten the attention of employers. It illustrates how seriously ICE is in carrying out its commitment to increase the number of I-9 audits in an effort to create a culture of compliance among employers. In a press release issued last week, ICE shared…

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ICE Age: Raids are Expanding

Since the Trump administration took office, a significant focus has been placed on enforcement of immigration laws by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Acting ICE director Tom Homan advised in 2017 that immigration raids were likely to quintuple in 2018, with both undocumented workers and the places that employ them as targets. That was…

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Should Your Company Participate in the ICE IMAGE Program?

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has stepped up its efforts to raid U.S. employers who hire undocumented workers. The results of these raids can be potential criminal prosecution of employers who knowingly hire undocumented workers in addition to prosecution of the workers themselves as well as bad media coverage. However, ICE is also promoting…

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New North Carolina Law Reminder to Avoid Worker Misclassification

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On December 31, 2017, the North Carolina Employee Fair Classification Act (EFCA) took effect. The new law allows for heightened investigations into those employers that are allegedly misclassifying their workers as independent contractors rather than as employees. The law allows workers to report potential job misclassification cases to a new division within the North Carolina…

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Will E-Verify Become Mandatory for Employers?

The U.S. House of Representatives is considering legislation that would make E-Verify mandatory for employers. The Legal Workforce Act would require employers to use E-Verify, the electronic database to verify employment eligibility of workers, to check the eligibility of job applicants to work in the U.S. before they are hired. Currently, most employers are not…

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