Immigration Enforcement: I-9 Compliance Handbook

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LexisNexis, Mar 13, 2012 - Law - 498 pages
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Authors:
Ann Allott
Daniel M. Kowalski
Edward F. "Ned" Frazier
Since the 1980s, employers have been required to verify that new employees are entitled to work in the United States. Enforcement of the verification laws had been lax, however, until a trend in recent years that began to show large increases in "immigration raids" and other government enforcement activity to remove unauthorized noncitizens from U.S. workplaces.

Verification enforcement exposes employers to serious criminal charges and heavy fines and penalties. At the same time, however, the statutes also impose liability on employers for discriminating on the basis of national origin or citizenship status. As with documentation violations, discrimination charges similarly can lead to fines, penalties, large awards of damages, litigation expense, unfavorable publicity, and other harmful effects on a business. It can be very difficult to avoid liability for documentation violations while at the same time avoiding liability under the discrimination provisions.

Immigration Enforcement: I-9 Compliance Handbook offers guidance from Ann Allott, an attorney who has spent years practicing, writing, and speaking on just this problem. She offers easily understood, step-by-step procedures, sample forms and notices, and reference materials to point employers through this difficult area of immigration and employment law. Additional material is contributed by Daniel Kowalski, editor-in-chief of Bender's Immigration Bulletin, and by Edward F. Frazier, a long-time HR expert.

 

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Contents

ABOUT THIS BOOK
ACCEPTABLE DOCUMENTATION
STORING AND MAINTAINING
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS
DISCRIMINATION AND THE FORM 1
ENFORCEMENT
THE COMPLIANCE PLAN
STATE AND LOCAL LAWS
Appendix K The regulation requiring federal contractors to use EVerify
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The Web based Vulfiul ion Companlol
A March 17 2010 DHS press release on EVerify
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