Archive for the ‘Form I-9’ Category

AB 60 Driver’s License and I-9 Requirements

As a result of AB 60 legislation, the Department of Motor Vehicles began issuing driver’s licenses in January of this year to persons who are unable to submit satisfactory proof of legal presence in the United States. To qualify, the undocumented persons must provide satisfactory proof of identity and California residency and meet all other […]

12 Feb 15 - Form I-9 - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Homeland Security Approves Wording for Immigrant Driver’s License

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently approved proposed wording for California’s driver’s license for undocumented persons. DHS initially rejected the wording that was proposed by the state. The approved wording, according to several news reports, will state “federal limits apply” on the face of the license. DHS also informed the state that the license […]

26 Sep 14 - Form I-9 - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

California Supreme Court: Protections for Unauthorized Workers Using False ID

Yesterday, the California Supreme Court issued a decision relating to legal protections for unauthorized workers. The case involved a lawsuit by Vicente Salas, who injured his back on the job and then sued his employer for failure to accommodate his disability under the Fair Employment and Housing Act and for retaliation after he filed a […]

27 Jun 14 - Form I-9, Workers' Compensation, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

USCIS Hosts E-Verify and Form I-9 Forum

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is encouraging businesses to “join the conversation” on Monday, June 23, 2014, from 1 pm to 3:30 p.m. (EST), and participate in a virtual forum on the E-Verify program and the Form I-9. USCIS encourages all employers to attend, even if your business does not currently use E-Verify. Department […]

19 Jun 14 - Form I-9, Hiring - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Feds Take Action on Immigration-Related Issues

A surge of enforcement activity from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) should reinforce to employers that it’s unlawful to discriminate against new hires during the Form I-9 employment eligibility verification process. The DOJ has already settled seven cases in Fiscal Year 2014 involving immigration-related discrimination. The DOJ’s Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair […]

9 May 14 - Discrimination, Form I-9, Hiring - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »