Monthly Archives: May 2011

High court backs Arizona immigration law that punishes businesses

The Supreme Court has backed an Arizona law that punishes businesses hiring illegal immigrants. The 5-3 ruling Thursday is a victory for supporters of immigration reform on the state level. It was the first high court challenge to a variety … Continue reading

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The Real Cost of E-Verify

U.S. law requires companies to employ only individuals who may legally work in the United States – either U.S. citizens, or foreign citizens who have the necessary authorization. This diverse workforce contributes greatly to the vibrancy and strength of the … Continue reading

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The Why of an Electronic I-9

On October 30, 2004, legislation was passed into law authorizing employers to retain Forms I-9 in electronic format, in addition to the current choices of paper, microfilm or microfiche. The legislation also authorizes attestations on the Form I-9 to be … Continue reading

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USCIS Launches I-9 Central on USCIS.gov

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today launched I-9 Central, a new online resource center dedicated to the most frequently accessed form on USCIS.gov: Form I-9, Employee Eligibility Verification. This free, easy-to-use website builds on recent employment-related enhancements by providing … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Passes a New “Ban the Box” Ordinance

On March 31st, Philadelphia City Council passed a new “ban the box” ordinance, which will prohibit most employers from putting a “yes or no” check box on an initial employment application — to ask whether a candidate has ever been … Continue reading

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Employee Engagement: A Key HR Strategy

An “engaged employee” is one who is fully involved in, and enthusiastic about, his or her work, and thus will act in a way that furthers their organization’s interests. An engaged employee is aware of business context, and works with … Continue reading

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Improving Your Immigration IMAGE

The ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers (IMAGE) program is a joint government and private sector initiative that was introduced in July 2006 by the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to help employers … Continue reading

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