I-9 Compliance for Employers

Employers are faced with the sometime difficult task of ensuring that all of its employees are legally authorized to work in the United States while also avoiding potential discrimination against foreign-born workers.  At Immigration Solutions LLC, we are committed to helping your business develop procedures that will ensure I-9 compliance without placing your business in jeopardy of a potential civil rights action.  

Immigration Solutions LLC can help your business obtain access to the E-Verify system.  E-Verify is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9 to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment eligibility.  In most cases, the system will quickly and accurately confirm that your potential employee is authorized to work.  In the event that he or she is not, the system will alert your business to this fact. 

Immigration Solutions LLC can assist not only in helping your business effectively utilize the E-Verify system, but can also assist your business in the event that you need to deal with the delicate task of interacting with a potential employee who gets flagged by the E-Verify system as having potential issues with his or her work authorization.  

Immigration Related Unfair Employment Practices

In this day and age, virtually all business owners are aware of the potential legal and public relations consequences that can befall a business in the event that it hires workers that are not authorized to work in the United States.  It can be very challenging to balance the desire to vigorously ensure that each member of your business’s workforce is authorized to legally work in the United States against federal laws protecting employees from employment discrimination based on the employee’s citizenship, immigration status, or national origin. 

An employer can face complaints from the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices for, among other things, rescinding a job offer to a person who actually does have the ability to work legally in the United States, overly scrutinizing a potential employee’s immigration history during the I-9 process, or requesting that a potential employee provide additional documents proving work authorization status beyond those that are required by the Form I-9.

Immigration Solutions LLC can assist you if your business is alleged to have violated immigration-related employment discrimination laws.  We can help you navigate the process of dealing with the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration Related Unfair Employment Practices and then help your business set up procedures that will help you avoid running afoul of these laws in the future.  Contact us for more information.

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