Justice Department Settles with Staffing Company to Resolve Immigration-Related Discrimination Claims 

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a settlement with a staffing firm that only hired United States citizens for a particular client without a lawful reason. The DOJ reports: The Department of Justice announced today that it reached a settlement with Chancery Staffing Solutions LLC (Chancery Staffing), a legal staffing company headquartered in […]

ICE Announces Extension to Form I-9 Compliance Flexibility

From the American Staffing Association: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has announced an extension of the flexibilities in rules related to Form I-9 compliance that was granted earlier this year. Due to the continued precautions related to Covid-19, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will extend this policy until Jan. 31, 2021. On March 19, […]

Completing the I-9 Form in a Coronavirus Work-From-Home Environment

From JDSupra, Diane Butler offers guidance on how to complete an I-9 form remotely. Diane writes: Completing I-9s When the Employer’s Representative Works From Home Employers are developing their communicable disease/illness policies in response to concerns about stemming the spread of the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).2 Many employers are developing flexible working arrangements, including remote, […]

Version 10/21/2019 of Form I-9 Required Starting May 1, 2020

From Michael Best, Kelly M. Fortier, José A. Olivieri and Kelly Rourke  discuss the requirement that employers use the new I-9 form starting May 1, 2020. Kelly, José  and Kelly write: Starting May 1, 2020, employers will be required to use the latest version of Form I-9 (dated 10/21/2019), which United States Citizenship and Immigration […]

DHS announces flexibility in requirements related to Form I-9 compliance

The Department of Homeland Security announced that it would exercise discretion to defer the physical presence requirements for employers taking physical proximity precautions due to COVID-19. Employers must review the documents remotely but must review them physically after normal operations resume. The following is DHS’s announcement. Due to precautions being implemented by employers and employees […]

Best Practices for Completing the Form I-9 Remotely during the Coronavirus Outbreak 

From LawLogix, John Fay shares best practices for completing Form I-9 remotely. John writes: DHS Guidance on Completing I-9s for Remote Workers The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) has long been aware of the I-9 trials and tribulations associated with remotely hired workers. And as mentioned above, the law allows employers to designate an authorized […]

Staffing firm to pay $70,695 to resolve Department of Justice claims

Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), the Global Advisor on Staffing and Workforce Solutions, reports: The US Department of Justice announced Friday that it resolved immigration discrimination claims against Onin Staffing LLC, with the company required to pay a civil penalty of $70,695. In its announcement, the department said the McAllen, Texas, Onin office required specific work […]

Justice Department Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against Florida-Based Tech Staffing Firm 

The United States Department of Justice announced a settlement of claims that a staffing firm discriminated against non-U.S. citizens. The announcement states: The Department of Justice announced today that it has reached a settlement with Perspective Talent LLC, a Pembroke Pines, Florida information technology recruiting and staffing firm. The settlement resolves the Department’s investigation into […]