Posts Tagged ‘Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)’

ICE Crackdown on Employers of Illegal Immigrants

Friday, March 11th, 2011

The office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a unit of the Department of Homeland Security,  announced a new  audit office,  the Employment Compliance Inspection Center.   The center will be staffed with specialists who will reveiw I-9 employee files collected during audits. In the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, 2010, ICE conducted audits of more than 2,740 companies, nearly twice as many as the previous year. The agency levied a record $7 million in civil fines on businesses that employed illegal workers.  Employers must complete the I-9 form within three days of hire and all documentation must be accurate.

Tamara Lischer, PHR, CA-PHR and HotlinkHR Client advocate dicusses best practices for ensuring your I-9 forms are in compliance.

 

Always Confirm Employment Eligibility With E-Verify

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)  is cracking down on employers who hire illegal aliens   Make sure that you complete an I-9 form within three days of hire and take the extra step of confirming eligibility to work in the United States but using E- Verify. Not all employers are required to use E-Verify but every employer should..   E-Verify is fast, free and easy to use – and it’s the best way employers can ensure a legal workforce.

Click here to learn more or to sign up for E-Verify.  http://www.dhs.gov/files/programs/gc_1185221678150.shtm

KPA offers a free webinar on What Employers Must know about Immigration Control and Enforcement. Check it out at

http://www.kpaonline.com/news-and-events/webinars/recorded-webinars.html

Is this tip helpful for your business?  Please share your thoughts and experiences about using E-Verify with the KPA blog community.