Expect More Immigration Crackdowns, I-9 Inspections and Visa Woes in 2018

Expect More Immigration Crackdowns, I-9 Inspections and Visa Woes in 2018

While violations of laws regarding legal employment authorization – purposeful or inadvertent – have always carried potential serious consequences for employers, recent efforts to focus on this area by the U.S. federal government make it increasingly important to understand the requirements in this area, as well as the potential consequences of being found in violation. While very little has changed in the underlying federal law, a new focus on vigorously enforcing existing laws make it critical for organizations, and particularly those involved in the hiring and human resources function, to review policies and procedures to ensure that appropriate actions have been taken and policies are in place to avoid potential fines or even criminal charges.