Hiring undocumented workers not only increases your company’s chances of incurring hefty fines, but may also cost your company its healthcare plan.
Sure, you can fire an employee if you find out he or she is unauthorized to work, but the legal costs that may follow can be exorbitant, so why take chances with lax processes when hiring anyone?
Shortly following President Barack Obama's first election the government shifted its immigration focus to paperwork violations, to ensure that hiring managers were sufficiently checking new employees' eligibility to work in the U.S. This has led to a number of employers receiving huge fines, or worse, as evidenced by the recent case of one Maryland pool company owner.
Recently Nebraska was added to an E-Verify program meant to bolster the background check system's efficacy.
One Minnesota staffing group was a little too lenient with the way it treated the Form I-9, and for that it is paying up $226,270.
The Justice Department recently announced that it reached a settlement agreement with U.S. Service Industries (USSI), a janitorial company in Bethesda, Maryland for discrimination during the employment eligibility process.
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