Monthly Archives: December 2011

Form I-9 Inspections & Penalties

On November 6, 1986, the enactment of the Immigration Reform and Control Act required employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of their employees and created criminal and civil sanctions for employment related violations. The Act requires employers to … Continue reading

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2012 : More States Jumping into the E-Verify Bandwagon

Despite protests from various quarters E-Verify is fast gaining acceptance across the country and the coming year will see many states implementing the program.  E -Verify, an Internet-based system operated by DHS in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA), … Continue reading

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Common Form I-9 Mistakes

The Department of Justice’s Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer found a Drywall Services, in Washington engaged in more than 200 separate violations of the I-9 rules and ordered the company to pay $173,250 in penalties, even though the … Continue reading

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The Fact about Drug Screening

No employer likes to hire someone who may be prone to using drugs or alcohol while at work. As a result, many private and some public employers now attempt to test prospective employees for drug and alcohol use. The United States … Continue reading

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Justice Department Files Lawsuit Alleging Immigration-Related Employment Discrimination

The Department of Justice announced today the filing of a lawsuit against the University of California, San Diego Medical Center, alleging that the medical center discriminated in the employment eligibility verification process against people who are authorized to work in … Continue reading

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California to Implement Two New Laws from Jan 1st 2012

With the end of the year approaching, we wanted to remind you of two new California laws that will effect you or your clients.  Both of these laws go into effect January 1, 2012 and require revisions to an employer’s … Continue reading

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