President Obama’s Initiative on Immigration
Recently, President Obama signed several executive orders which
were aimed at reforming United States Immigration policies. All
employers should immediately begin the process of assessing how
these orders will impact their organizations. The White House has
predicted that these changes will have an effect on approximately
4.9 million individuals. Some of these actions will be implemented
in early 2015.
Some of the implications for employers include:ΩIncreased
penalties for hiring undocumented workers along with new penalties
for fraud and identity theft.
- A Provisional
Legal Status category will be created as a path to permanent
electronic employment verification will be phased in over the
next 5 years for most employers.
- A new
tamper resistant Social Security card will be developed as well
as an increased emphasis on utilizing tamper resistant documents
during the I-9 verification process.
- A new “labor
law enforcement fund” will be created to increase inspections
of industries which routinely employ immigrant workers.
will see an expanded E-Verify system and increased monitoring
by government agencies.
- The government
will increase its efforts to enforce labor laws and to protect
workers against all forms of retaliation.
All businesses should immediately begin the process of reviewing
and amending, as needed, their present hiring and work related
processes to insure legal compliance and consistent treatment of
all affected individuals.
An organization's best defense against the potential expense of
litigation is to proactively review and revise its Human Resources
policies, procedures training programs, handbooks and other functions
to insure compliance with all State and Federal statutes.
best defense against the potential expense of litigation is to
proactively review its Human Resources
policies, procedures training programs, handbooks and other functions.
Paul Hilton Human Resources Consulting works with our clients to insure that all required documentation is correct and sufficient to successfully defend against a claim to any unemployment compensation commission.
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