Tag: I-9

  1. DOJ Announces Settlement of Immigration-Related Discrimination Claims with Insurance Company

    The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) continued its crackdown against discriminatory practices by employers when it announced, on January 24, it had reached a settlement agreement with a Virginia-based insurance company to resolve allegations that the company engaged in immigration-related discrimination. The settlement, like many others since President Biden took office, highlights the administration’s ongoing efforts to target and prosecute discriminatory practices in violation of U.S. immigration law. READ MORE READ MORE

  2. DHS Extends I-9 Flexibility and Signals Possible Regulatory Change

    The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) recently announced an extension of the current flexibility associated with Form I-9 compliance. The announcement offers welcome relief to employers still struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic and comes as the U.S. government considers modification of the rules associated with I-9 verification to provide a permanent solution. What is I-9 Verification? Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification is a standardized form used by READ MORE READ MORE

  3. Government Shutdown Impact on Immigration

    Norris McLaughlin’s Immigration Group notes the impact of the partial government shutdown on the U.S. Immigration System as follows: Form I-9 and E-Verify E-Verify expired as a result of the government shutdown.  Employers will not have access to E-Verify to initiate new employee verifications, resolve non-confirmations, and verify employment authorization.  Until E-Verify is funded, employers must continue to verify employment eligibility through the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Authorization, READ MORE READ MORE