With Sen. Kelly Ayotte endorsing a bipartisan immigration reform bill, the proposed legislation appears likely to pass the Senate. However, the real test for the bill will be the House of Representatives, where it will face stiff GOP opposition. Read More
Congressman's departure from the House committee in charge of immigration reform leaves the future of the reform bill uncertain. Read More
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services recently updated its Form I-9s. Their use became mandatory May 7, 2013, and failure to use them will result in a $1,000 fine. Read More
Human resources departments nationwide could be rewriting policies and drafting new procedures over the next four years if the president and his administration are able to accomplish the goals expressed in his second inaugural address.Read More
Those courts concluded that denying workers comp benefits to illegal immigrants creates a financial incentive to hire them because it allows an employer to escape liability for worker injuries, giving that employer an unfair advantage over competitors who follow the law, Nebraska's high court said in its opinion.
Under legislation approved by North Carolina's General Assembly last year and signed into law by Governor Beverly E. Perdue in June 2011, employers with between 100 and 500 employees have until Jan. 1, 2013, to comply with the law, while employers with between 24 and 100 employees have until July 1, 2013, to comply.Read More
The complaint seeks a court order prohibiting future discrimination by the respondent, monetary damages to the employee and civil penalties.Read More
Failing to ask for enough information exposes employers to penalties under the Immigration Reform and Control Act. Asking impermissible questions about an employee's ethnic heritage or national origin exposes employers to damages under the discrimination laws. With the number of government investigations steadily increasing, what should employers do to strike the proper balance?
Though a federal mandate for the employee eligibility check could face strong opposition, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, seen by many as the frontrunner for the Republican nomination to face Obama in the November election, have voiced support for a federal mandate.