How to survive in an age of aggressive immigration enforcement
Workplace enforcement actions ballooned in 2018 and continue to rise. Now is the time to revisit compliance policies and get ahead of what may be coming.
By Samuel Newbold|February 08, 2019 at 10:39 AM|The original version of this story was published on Corporate Counsel
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Workplace enforcement actions ballooned in 2018, and employers across the United States experienced a significant increase in worksite audits from the Departments of Labor and Homeland Security. The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division has increasingly ramped up I-9 audits especially in non-technical industries where undocumented laborers are known to work—such as the agricultural, hospitality and construction sectors.
In addition, the Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate (FDNS) within U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) has significantly increased its on-site fraud investigations for H-1B employers. Site visits spiked in 2018 and FDNS now employs over 650 fraud investigators across the U.S. as part of the Trump administration’s enforcement initiative.
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