Is E-Verify More of a Hassle Than it is Worth?

E-Verify is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee’s Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment eligibility. While voluntary for most employers and relatively easy to use for all, registering for and using the E-Verify system, without first performing… Continue reading Is E-Verify More of a Hassle Than it is Worth?

Temporary Employment Company Liable for Over 465 I-9 Violations

The Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO), recently found a temporary employment company, Golden Employment Group Inc., located in Minnesota, liable for over 465 I-9 violations (United States of America v. Golden Employment Group Inc., OCAHO Case Number 15A00037). Specifically, the Judge found that they failed to timely present 125 Form I-9s and… Continue reading Temporary Employment Company Liable for Over 465 I-9 Violations

Employer Pays $215K to Settle Citizenship Discrimination Case

Louisiana Crane & Construction LLC, which provides oilfield services, has agreed to pay $165,000 in civil penalties and create a $50,000 fund to pay workers who lost wages because of the company’s policy requiring workers who were not U.S. citizens to provide additional documents during the Form I-9 employment verification process. The company will also… Continue reading Employer Pays $215K to Settle Citizenship Discrimination Case

MN Staffing Company Fined $225K for I-9 Violations

Employer Solutions Staffing Group II (ESSG), a large MN company with six to eight thousand temporary employees on its payroll, was recently fined $225 for “creating false attestations” on Section 2 of the I-9. Specifically, ESSG reviewed copies of the employee’s I-9 documents “without ever seeing the individuals whose documents they examined.” This is a… Continue reading MN Staffing Company Fined $225K for I-9 Violations

myE-Verify

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director León Rodríguez has announced the launch of the myE-Verify website. A link to the new page can be found here.  Unlike the original E-Verify website, which was more focused towards employers, this website is designed for employees.  The new features of myE-Verify include: myE-Verify accounts – Allows employees… Continue reading myE-Verify

E-Verify Systems Records Purge

Starting on January 1, 2015, E-verify transaction records more than 10 years old will be deleted by the E-Verify system. E-Verify users will no longer have access to cases created prior to December 31, 2004. This action is required to comply with the National Archives and Records Administration’s (NARA) retention and disposal schedule. In order… Continue reading E-Verify Systems Records Purge

Settlement Reached Against Texas Bus Company for H-2B Hiring Practices

The Office of the Special Counsel (OSC) reached a settlement with Omnibus Express for immigration related unfair employment practices. OSC concluded that Omnibus Express engaged in a pattern or practice of citizenship status discrimination in recruiting and hiring practices against U.S. citizens and other protected individuals. Omnibus agreed to pay civil penalties of $37,800 for… Continue reading Settlement Reached Against Texas Bus Company for H-2B Hiring Practices

E-Verify ! How Much Will it Cost You ?

I don’t know anyone that has a problem with making sure that employees who are hired are legally permitted to be employed however, is E-Verify the answer ? With all the talk of Congress making E-Verify mandatory, some consideration as to cost and the old adage of killing an ant with a bazooka comes to… Continue reading E-Verify ! How Much Will it Cost You ?

Maunfacturing Co. Pays $2.5 Million Fine

Last week, a Mississippi based manufacturing company, Howard Industries agreed to pay a fine of $2.5 million for a variety of I-9 and other immigration violations as part of a plea in Federal Court. This case arises from a 2008 raid. What is most interesting is that Howard was a participant in the government’s highly touted… Continue reading Maunfacturing Co. Pays $2.5 Million Fine