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DHS Bolsters Enforcement of Employers With No-Match Rule

August 9, 2007
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The clock would start ticking when companies receive a letter from the Social Security Administration indicating that employees’ names or Social Security numbers on tax forms don’t match federal records.
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RICO Risk for Hiring Illegal Workers

August 2, 2007
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Employers that hire immigrants with no lawful authorization to work in the U.S. could be subject to claims under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. Employers are advised to carefully review and ensure their compliance with applicable regulatory requirements that detail pre-hire screening of job applicants to ensure they are lawfully entitled to be employed in the United States.
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RICO Risk for Hiring Illegal Workers

August 2, 2007
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Employers that hire immigrants with no lawful authorization to work in the U.S. could be subject to claims under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. Employers are advised to carefully review and ensure their compliance with applicable regulatory requirements that detail pre-hire screening of job applicants to ensure they are lawfully entitled to be employed in the United States.
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Separate Paths for H-1B Policy, Verification

July 13, 2007
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In the end, neither verification nor H-1B issues were formally debated. But an amendment that would have rewritten the verification part of the Senate legislation was called a ‘deal breaker.’
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Undocumented Workers Can Sue for Unpaid Wages

June 29, 2007
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Employers are advised that state wage/hour laws may not be pre-empted by federal immigration law. Employers who hire illegal workers may be liable to those illegal workers under applicable state wage laws in the same way they are to legal workers.
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Immigration Dies in Senate; Dems Vow Revival

June 28, 2007
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House probably won’t move ahead with its own bill. Republican opposition is fierce in that chamber to a path toward legalization for the some 12 million undocumented workers.
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House Republican Immigration Bill Emphasizes Verification, Enforcement

June 20, 2007
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The sponsors of the bill argue that Congress should enforce immigration laws that are already on the books before moving on to broader measures. The measure also would extend the Basic Pilot program to all employers.
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Gutierrez, Chertoff Express Optimism About Immigration Bill

June 8, 2007
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The measure failed to garner enough votes June 7 to end Senate debate. For now, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has pulled the legislation off of the chamber’s calendar, but he has not killed the bill.
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Comprehensive Immigration Reform Stalls in Senate

June 8, 2007
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Senate leaders vow to continue working toward a final bill. Schedule is uncertain. HR advocates say employer verification dimension remains flawed.
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