A Washington food processing conglomerate paid more than $200,000 in federal fines for its discriminatory practices during the employment eligibility verification process.
Compliance failures connected to employee verification procedures can occur anywhere in which there can be discrimination - or simple human error.
On May 10, 2017, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Verification and Document Liaison Committee met with USCIS’ Verification Division, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and U.S. Department of Justice Immigration and Employee Rights (IER) to respond to questions, provide updates, and address follow-up items.
The Trump administration is expected to strongly emphasize strict employee verification requirements, with regard to hiring immigrants.
Many business leaders support the implementation of a mandatory E-Verify system.
The recent case of a roadside assistance company showcases exactly what companies shouldn't do in matters of employee verification and documentation.