E-Verify being shutdown does not relieve employers of verifying the employment status of new workers

The partial government shutdown is having one effect on employers that may lead some employers to think they have a free ride in the employment process. Nothing could be further from the truth. The shutdown has not affected every agency. According to the newsletter from the law firm Fisher Phillips “The U.S. Department of Labor …

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How to be barred from using the E-Verify System

OK, chock this one up to “You learn something new every day.” I came across an agency of the government I have not heard of before. Have you ever heard of the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Discrimination (OSC) within the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)? No? Good I …

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Legal vs Illegal Workers: E-Verify or Not?

In the State of Georgia, where I live, there is a move underway by members of the State Legislature to enact a law requiring all employers (except the very small under 5 employees) to use the federal E-Verify system. That requirement in already in place for employers who are working on tax payer funded projects. …

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No Wonder this Job is So Hard: Contradictory Messages From the Government

Being in Human Resources today is no “bed of roses.” (For my non-English speaking readers, this idiom means “a comfortable situation”. Though I have often wondered since roses also have thorns.) Anyway, I digress. The fact is that being in HR is tough, especially for the compliance side of the house. Part of this difficulty …

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E-Verify: Imperfect But Improving

According to an independent evaluation done in 2008, and reported in the April 2010 issue of HR Magazine, E-Verify, the background checking system of the Department of Homeland Security, “…is much more effective than the Form I-9 verfications process used by employers not using E-Verify.” This is actually good news. First reports of the system reported …

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E-Verify Just Can't Get Verification

E-Verify, the government program that all government contractors, with $100K or more, must use starting January 15th has been potentially stalled in the courts. According to an article in eWeek.com the Department of Homeland Security has been sued by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and “…the Associated Builders and Contractors, the Society for Human Resources …

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The Carnival of HR: Great HR Reading and Easy to Find

The Evil HR Lady has hosted this session of the Carnival of HR. In JUST ONE location you have links to posts on: ADA E-verify Leadership Mojo A Seat at the table 5 Skills for success Honest job references Competition Trust and much, much more. So shut your door, explain to your boss you are …

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