Immigration and Firm News

Together with my colleague, business attorney Dirk Bartram of HenkeBartram PLLC, we will be hosting a webinar on October 5, 2016 at 10:30 am PST about employer I-9 obligations, potential penalties, audits and more.  The webinar is free. Register here. We will discuss workplace compliance issues around: Paperwork requirements (Form I-9), violations and penalties "Knowingly hiring unauthorized worker" violations and penalties E-Verify and IMAGE - whether to use or … [Read more...]

Many employers are considering whether to voluntarily sign up for E-Verify, the government's electronic database to verify employment authorization and Social Security numbers. Use of E-Verify is voluntary for most employers but not for those residing in states or counties where it is mandatory. It is also mandatory for certain federal contractors, those employers wanting to hire STEM graduates for the longer Optional Practical Training period, and for some employers where E-Verify is mandatory … [Read more...]