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Aug 16, 2017

You’re Invited to Employers Beware: ICE is Cracking Down on I-9 Compliance!

Raymond G. Lahoud, Chair of the Immigration Law Group of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., is pleased to present a seminar updating human resource professionals, business owners and managers on significant recent developments with respect to the revised I-9 form. HRCI and SHRM credits are available.

The seminar will review:

  • Current I-9 Form Requirements
  • I-9’s for Remote Employees
  • Common I-9 Completion Mistakes to Avoid
  • E-Verify Basics
  • Historical I-9 Audits and Past I-9 Non-Compliance Remediation
  • Electronic I-9 Systems—What to Consider When Going Paperless
  • Practical and Proactive Strategies to Protect Your Company
  • Internal I-9 Audits: what to correct and who should audit
  • Prevention Employee Discrimination During the I-9 Process
  • Best Practices for Random ICE Worksite Visits
  • The Future of Immigration in the Workplace

The first session will be on Tuesday, September 12, at the NM&M PA Office. … Read More

Aug 16, 2017

TPS Holders: Time to Review Your Status and Future

The Catholic News Service (“CNS”) reported a new study that assessed the economic impact of the administration’s plans related to removing individuals in the United States under Temporary Protected Status (TPS).

TPS is a program that began nearly three decades ago to provide a reprieve from deportation to individuals from several federally designated countries that are recovering from a conflict or natural disaster. … Read More

Aug 15, 2017

Ninth Circuit:  Employer’s Good Faith Reliance on HR Director is Not a Defense for Any I-9 Form Compliance Violations – Civil Penalty in the Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars

On August 7, 2017, the Ninth Circuit affirmed a several hundred thousand dollar penalty against a Phoenix, Arizona employer for violating several provisions of the United States Code related to an employer’s statutory requirement when hiring any and all employees: the Form I-9.

In DLS Precision FAB LLC v. Immigration & Customs Enforcement, a custom sheet metal fabrication company— DLS Precision Fab LLC (“DLS”)—experienced great growth due to its contracts with the United States Department of Defense. … Read More

Aug 14, 2017

With New Academic Year Approaching, Universities and Colleges Must Prepare for Possible Immigration Issues for Foreign and Students Studying Abroad

Universities and colleges across the United States must add an additional task to their preparations for the start of the 2017-2018 Academic Year: the Trump Travel Ban.

As we previously reported, the travel ban remains in place for those from Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Iraq, Iran, and Libya, unless there is a bona fide relationship with either a person or an entity in the United States.… Read More

Aug 07, 2017

Political Fight on DACA Imminent

The fates of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants will likely be decided in September, when the Trump Administration determines whether it will continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, better known as “DACA.”

As reported most recently in CNN, an order from a federal court in Texas instructs that the Trump Administration must decide whether it will cease the DACA program by September 5, 2017; if the program continues past that date, several state attorneys general, suing on behalf of their states, will be permitted to continue with a civil action to have the program judicially terminated. … Read More

Aug 03, 2017

Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Sponsors 2017 Easton Festivals

Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., is proud to have sponsored the 2017 Easton Hispanic Cultural Festival and looks forward to sponsoring the upcoming 40th Annual Lebanese Heritage Days Festival 2017.

Easton hosts the largest Lebanese festival in the tristate area.   The festivities include great food, drinks, dancing, and music.  The event, open and free to the public, will be on Saturday, August 5, from 5 PM to Midnight, and Sunday, August 6, from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM.… Read More

Aug 02, 2017

Elaine Duke Becomes Acting Director of the Department of Homeland Security

This week, the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Elaine Duke, became acting director of the department.  She replaces John Kelly, who recently left the position after being appointed White House Chief of Staff.  DHS oversees immigration and deportation enforcement throughout the United States.… Read More

Jul 28, 2017

USCIS: H-1B Premium Processing for Certain Research Organizations, Colleges, Universities, Hospitals, and Other Cap-Exempt Petitioners Resumes

Following the Administration’s March 2017 halt to premium processing for H1-B Premium Processing services, United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that, effective immediately, premium processing would resume for certain petitions that may be exempt from the H-1B annual cap of 65,000 visas each fiscal year.… Read More

Jul 28, 2017

IMMIGRATION COMPLIANCE REMINDER: Employers Must Prepare to Implement New Form I-9

NMM’s Immigration Blog recently reported that the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) has again changed the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.  The revised Form I-9, which employers are mandated to use, takes effect on September 18, 2017.  Do not wait until the last minute. … Read More

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