Monthly Archives: September 2012

Congress Extends E-Verify to 2015

Congress this week approved the extension of the federal E-Verify program for three years, through September 30, 2015. Originally established in the late 1990s and launched nationwide in 2003, E-Verify is a free Internet-based service through which employers can verify their employees’ legal … Continue reading

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Justice Department Files Lawsuit Alleging Employment Discrimination by Texas Farm

The Justice Department filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit against a sorghum and soy farm in McAllen, Texas which also provides equipment and equipment operators for harvests at other farms.  The department alleges that the company discriminated against one … Continue reading

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North Carolina Makes E-Verify Mandatory from Oct 1st 2012 on a Staggered Basis

North Carolina begins to put its E-Verify legislation into practice beginning October this year. The N.C. General Assembly passed E-Verify legislation that will become effective in three phases as follows: Effective Oct. 1, 2012—employers with 500 or more employees will … Continue reading

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Form I-9 Instructions for Employers Now in Spanish

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) now offers a Spanish version of The Handbook for Employers: Instructions for Completing Form I-9 (M-274), according to a news release. The Spanish Handbook for Employers provides comprehensive answers to questions about Form I-9, Employment … Continue reading

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Department of Labor Proposes Changes to LCA

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently proposed significant changes to the Labor Condition Application (LCA), ETA Form 9035, and related forms for H-1B, H-1B1, and E-3 visa petitions. The LCA, which is submitted online with the DOL, is a … Continue reading

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New FCRA Forms Required by January 1, 2013

According to regulations from the Consumer Financial Protection Board (CFPB), three essential forms mandated by the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) used in the background screening process must be modified by January 1, 2013. The forms must be changed … Continue reading

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