Monthly Archives: August 2011

President reveals plans to up veteran employment

During an event at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., Obama emphasized his administration’s commitment to supporting the nation’s veterans and people who are serving in the U.S. military. “Having served and defended our nation, veterans are well-trained and highly … Continue reading

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Fair Employment Opportunity Act of 2011 – Explained

According to Representatives Rosa DeLauro’s press release— In today’s tough economy, more than 6 million Americans have been out of work for more than six months. But companies across the country have begun to require current employment to be considered … Continue reading

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Justice Department Settles Allegations of Immigration- Related Employment Discrimination Against Missouri Pork Producer

The Justice Department filed a lawsuit against Farmland Foods Inc., a major producer of pork products in the United States in the last week of July, alleging that it engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination by imposing unnecessary … Continue reading

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Additional States Incorporated in E-Verify Self Check

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) launched Self Check in March 2011 for residents who reside in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Mississippi, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Self Check, a free online service of E-Verify that allows workers to check their own … Continue reading

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USCIS Launches Spanish-Language Version of E-Verify Self Check

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced that  Self Check, a free online service of E-Verify that allows workers to check their own employment eligibility status, is and accessible to residents in 16 additional states: California, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, … Continue reading

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EEOC Explores Changes on Employer Use of Criminal Background Investigations

EEOC Explores Changes on Employer Use of Criminal Background Investigations to further limit employers in the hiring practices. On July 26 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) held a hearing to examine the use of arrest and conviction records as … Continue reading

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Re-verifying I-9 Forms

The Immigration Reforms and Control Act (IRCA) was established to prevent individuals who are not eligible to work in the United States from performing work. It requires employers to complete an I-9 form for each employee within three days of beginning employment. … Continue reading

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