USCIS has reported that at the end of 2013, E-Verify is now being used by half a million employers. Four states require E-Verify which include Alabama, Arizona, Mississippi and South Carolina while Georgia, Utah and North Carolina require all employers over a specific size to use E-verify. Many states also… read more →
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit expired on December 31, 2013. Currently the fate of the WOTC program is in the hands of Congress, until the legislation is approved and required by congress their remains a lapse. Despite the lapse, the USDOL Employment and Training Administration has issued a guidance (TEGL… read more →
Starting January 1, 2014, Minnesota employers are required to comply with “Ban-the-Box” legislation for both private and public employers. Employers can no longer ask job applicants about criminal backgrounds prior to an interview, or until after making a conditional job offer.
Increasing significantly is the number of Form I-9 audits conducted by ICE and fines for employers found to have I-9 violations. Last fiscal year, monetary fines increased to $12.4 million, compared to $10.4 million the prior year. To prepare for ICE I-9 audits, employers should conduct internal I-9 audits on… read more →