A Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, tree removal company was fined $95 million after pleading guilty before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to violating several federal immigration laws due to the company’s practice of hiring and rehiring undocumented immigrants. Federal prosecutors described the fine as the largest ever for an immigration-related case.
As part of its plea, the company admitted to employing undocumented immigrants whom company management knew were ineligible to work in the United States. » Read More
From October 5-6, 2017, Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, PA will participate in the Meritas® Latin American/Caribbean “LAC” Regional Meeting in Panama City, Panama. On the afternoon of October 5, 2017, the LAC members will host a Client Round Table focused on “Doing Business in Latin America and the Caribbean” featuring attorney panelists from countries throughout the entire region. NMM attorneys will attend and participate in the event.» Read More
Last month, we talked about 1-9 requirements here.
This month, I was interviewed by The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel regarding I-9 Compliance.
Below is a more detailed description of I-9 requirements and steps a company can take to avoid inadvertent errors:
The I-9 form is required for every employee of the company, including its officers, executives or partners. It is important to remember that the review and certification of an employee’s documents must be done in person with the original documents.» Read More
If United States business owners start closing up shop and relocating to Spain, don’t be too surprised. In 2013, the country passed a law that granted a visa for foreign entrepreneurs as long as they had a government-vetted business plan, health insurance, and money to support themselves. This along with lower costs, fewer competitors, and an abundance of talent that comes at a much cheaper price than the United States, is luring business owners overseas. » Read More
So you’re thinking about expanding internationally; now what? Please join Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., PNC Bank, and The Alternative Board for a complimentary seminar on how to expand your business into international markets. The seminar is designed for business owners, professionals, and others responsible for managing business operations, and will offer practical information on how you can be successful in the global marketplace. » Read More