Monthly Archives: April 2012

EEOC Issues Guidelines for Criminal Checks in Background Screening

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued new guidelines for employers on the use of criminal background checks when hiring new employees.  “The new guidance clarifies and updates the EEOC’s longstanding policy concerning the use of arrest and conviction records … Continue reading

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Steps to Conduct an I-9 Audit

Gather all I-9s on file: the very first step while conducting an I-9 audit would be to gather up all I-9s. This will give you an idea whether there are any missing forms, help you better organize those with incorrect … Continue reading

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Colorado-based Restaurant Fined for Missing I-9

Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer recently upheld fine that was imposed on a Colorado based restaurant for failing to prepare or present a Form I-9 upon request.  The Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE or … Continue reading

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4 Arrested for Employing Illegal Aliens in Mississippi

The owner and three managers of three local restaurants are facing federal charges related to the conspiracy to knowingly employ illegal aliens and to harbor them from authorities following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security … Continue reading

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Alabama Businesses Miss E-Verify Deadline

The Alabama immigration law which was set to be effective from April 1st saw the deadline close in a dismal fashion. Results show a significant number of businesses have failed to register with E-Verify the employment eligibility verification program The … Continue reading

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Justice Department Settles Document Abuse Claim against Department Store in California

The Justice Department announced today that it reached an agreement with a California based store, resolving allegations that the company had engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination based on citizenship status while verifying employment eligibility.  The department also … Continue reading

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