Here They Come (Again)—Social Security No Letters!

Social Security Administration (“SSA”) no-match letters have returned—again. The letters have resumed after a SSA no-match letter-hiatus which began in 2007 when the Department of Homeland Security’s 2007 no-match regulation (which has now been rescinded) was blocked by a court. Employers are obligated to follow-up on the new no-match letters. Follow-up can be summarized in…

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Expect More Government Investigations – the DOL and ICE Agree To Share “Notes” About Employers

The Department of Labor (DOL) and Department of Homeland Security (which includes Immigration Customs Enforcement—ICE) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on March 31, 2011. The purpose of the MOU is to help both agencies (DOL and ICE) share information in relation to their respective investigative efforts that is acquired during a government investigation…

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ICE audits 1,000 companies…make sure your company is ready!

The latter part of February 2011 was a busy month for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”).  ICE heated up its investigation efforts by starting 1,000 investigations of employers nationwide. These investigations are referred to as Notices of Inspections (“NOI”).  During the NOI process, ICE audits an employer’s original Form I-9s (“I-9”), documents submitted by employees…

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Hotel News Now

Hotel News Now – Jacob Monty explains the importance of hotel companies having a proactive immigration compliance strategy, including accurate Form I-9s and E-Verify.  Read More.

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Do Your (Hispanic) Employees Use The “M” Words?

The “M” word? What is it and what does the “M” word mean? With the increasing number of Hispanics in the workforce, it is important to know how to spot employment issues that are associated with Hispanic workers or employees who speak Spanish. This is important because, as with any workforce, an employer wants to…

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