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January 2015 Immigration Alert

Robert S. Groban, Jr. and the Immigration Law Group of Epstein Becker Green recently issued an alert that will be of interest to employers. Following are the main topic headings:

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Immigration Update

Robert Groban and the Immigration Law Group of Epstein Becker Green recently issued an alert that will be of interest to employers. Following are the main topic headings:

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Government Shutdown and Its Threat to the Immigration Process

We recommend this recent client alert on Epstein Becker Green’s website: “Special Immigration Alert: The Immigration Ripple Effect of a Government Shutdown,” by Robert Groban, Jr., Pierre Georges Bonnefil, Patrick Brady, Jang Im, and Greta Ravitsky, our colleagues at Epstein Becker Green.

Following is an excerpt:

The looming prospect of a Government shutdown will have a significant impact on the immigration process. Activities of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be largely unaffected because it is funded by the fees it collects. The shutdown, however, may affect the ability of applicants … Continue Reading

A Less Discriminating Approach to Form I-9 Compliance

By: Robert Groban and Susan Gross Sholinsky

Recent settlements with Forever 21 and Macy’s announced by the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Special Counsel (“OSC”) underscore the importance to retail employers of training staff regarding the anti-discrimination provisions of the Form I-9 requirements.

Most employers are familiar with the Form I-9 requirements that direct employers to obtain original documentation establishing the identity and work authorization of all new employees hired since November 7, 1986.  In their eagerness to satisfy their Form I-9 obligations, however, many employers, including a growing number in the retail industry, fail to comply with the anti-discrimination … Continue Reading

New Form I-9 Becomes Effective on May 7, 2013

By: Robert S. Groban, Jr.

On March 8, 2013, the USCIS published a notice in the Federal Register announcing that it had recently revised the Employment Eligibility Verification form (“Form I-9”), and that employers must start using this new form by May 7, 2013.  Employers using prior versions of the Form I-9 on or after May 8, 2013, will violate the law and be subject to worksite enforcement fines and other penalties.

[Excerpt from EBG April 2013 Immigration Alert.  Click here to read the entire Immigration Alert.]… Continue Reading

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