Monthly Archives: October 2011

October 31, 2011

Immigration Compliance For Employers

On Tuesday, November 1, our colleage Roger Tsai will be presenting in Boise.  The agenda is below.  Please contact one of us if you would like to attend. 

AGENDA – Tuesday, November 1, 2011:
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration and Lunch
12:00 p.m. –   1:30 p.m. Presentation

In spring of 2010, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) put Idaho employers on notice with a federal grand jury indictment against an electronics manufacturer that employed illegal workers. If convicted, the owner could face up to five years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. Nationally, ICE has initiated immigration audits on 2,338 employers in 2011, signaling continued focus on employers' employment verification practices. The agency has also criminally charged business owners, employers, managers, and supervisors for knowingly employing undocumented workers.

Please join us for a complimentary seminar in which we will discuss the patchwork of federal and state laws and how to limit your company’s potential liability. We’ll answer these commonly asked questions:

  • How can I prepare for a federal immigration audit and investigation?
  • Which industries are being targeted for immigration investigations?
  • What are employers required to do to verify the immigration status of new hires?
  • How should I respond to Social Security no-match letters?
  • What is E-Verify and should I be using it?
  • What are viable options to sponsor immigrant workers?

SPEAKERS CLICK NAME TO VIEW BIO
Roger Tsai, Immigration Attorney, Holland & Hart llp

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101 South Capitol Blvd., Second Floor
Boise, ID 83702

CLE & HRCI CREDITS PENDING  

October 6, 2011

NLRB Postpones Posting Rule

Good news.  The NLRB (National Labor Relations Board) has postponed the effective date on the private business posting rule that informs workers about their right to form a union.  The Board indicated on Wednesday that there has been too much confusion over which business are covered under the rule.  For a good summary of the posting rule from my partner Jeff Johnson click on this link:  http://www.hollandhart.com/newsitem.cfm?ID=1873

For more information, feel free to reach out. 

Steven M. Gutierrez