Employers & Immigration
President Trump’s immigration strategy is to deploy U.S. employers as a “virtual wall” against foreign and undocumented workers. How does that impact you?
Employers will face several new immigration-law changes this year: stepped-up worksite I-9 audits and raids, restrictions to foreign employee visas, increased fines on non-compliance and enforcement levels, possible mandatory use of E-Verify … and more. Plus, employers are still trying to figure out the new “Smart I-9” form they must complete for each new hire.
Key issues employers will have to encounter in 2018 as a result of the change in immigration policy are
- Increased worksite I-9 audits and raids. Complete internal I-9 audits to stay compliant and make necessary corrections to I-9 forms to avoid potential fines; use E-Verify to verify work authorization.
- Mandatory use of E-verify. E-Verify compares information from an employee’s Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 to data from U.S. government records. As of now Some states have passed legislation making it mandatory for certain businesses, other states require all employers use E-Verify.
- Increased scrutiny on H-1B visas, with regard to job expertise and wages. The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.
- Plan in advance for workers having DACA, TPS, or H-4 employment authorization documents (EADs) concerning renewals and decide on alternative course of actions.
- Expect immigration compliance site visits, particularly for H-1B, H-2A and H-2B, and L-1 employers.
- Delays in green card approvals. A new report on US Homeland Security operations says Green Card applications are taking more than double the amount of time to process because of the “complexity” involved in the process and unrealistic time goals from the US government side. Anticipate USCIS interviews of employees and their family before approval of employer-sponsored green card applications.
You’re invited to join Emptrust HR for the LIVE webinar, 1:00 p.m. ET, April 3rd, 2018 covering immigration changes and Keys to stay Compliant. Join our panel for an in-depth look at how to stay in compliance with all these important immigration changes.
Speaker & Trainer:
Your trainer will be a true insider, attorney Kevin Lashus, a former assistant chief counsel at the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
This timely briefing will include training on:
More worksite audits, raids and penalties
- I-9 audits on the rise – what’s next, and how should you prepare?
- Franchisor liability – what we learned from the 7-11 allegations
- Increased risk for immigration raids under Trump
- Increased fine matrix takes effect (fine levels are up by 96%)
New rules on document bias and employment visas
- OSC issues new regulations on discrimination in I-9 document requests
- What documents you can request – and when
- Increased investigations and other Trump administration changes
- New changes to employment-based visa rules kick in & more to come
E-Verify: Current and future compliance
- Who must use the online system?
- Is mandatory E-Verify coming? If so, to whom and when?
- Section 3 revalidation addition
- Best practices to stay in compliance
The new ‘Smart’ I-9 form
- What’s new on the form and why you should care
- Top tips to complete, retain and re-verify on this revised form
- How the Smart I-9 interacts with E-Verify
- Effects of the new EB and entrepreneur regulations
- How to use the new I-9 handbook
- Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to ask Kevin your specific question about these timely issues.
On April 3, learn all the new developments and how to stay in compliance … and out of court.
Request your free booklet on Improving your I-9 compliance & Audit Preparation on the EMP Trust website.
To request a demonstration of our Form I-9 & E-Verify and HR onboarding tools, please contact Jeanne Eberly, PDS Director of Sales at email@example.com, and visit us on the PDS website.
EMP Trust Solutions offers comprehensive HR software to manage compliance with Electronic Form I-9,
DHS E-Verify, New Hire Onboarding, Employee Engagement, compliance with an Electronic Form I-9 and DHS E-Verify solution on a secure platform. Please visit www.emptrust.com for more information.
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