Tag: employer compliance

June 05, 2015

New Worksite for H-1B Employees

The USCIS Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) issued a decision regarding H-1B visas that affects employees’ status and ability to work. According to the AAO, employers are required to file an H-1B amended petition before placing an H-1B employee at a new worksite. In compliance with the AAO decision, the USCIS released a guidance stating that […]

August 22, 2014

Avoiding Workplace Pitfalls: Domestic and Foreign Employee Compliance

Governmental investigations and audits to assess compliance with employment and immigration laws have steadily increased over the last few years. Employment lawsuits and immigration compliance violations are at a record high. And there is no indication that the trend will decline anytime soon. Businesses which do not routinely audit their internal policies and procedures or […]

July 21, 2014

7 Tips to Complete Error-Free I-9 Forms

Since 1986, the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) requires employers to complete the I-9 form to verify that all new employees are authorized to work in the United States. An employer who fails to properly fill out the form for each employee can face stiff fines and penalties. These paperwork violations can range from […]