New Developments and Best Practices to Avoid Immigration Enforcement and Discrimination Claims, an NRRDA Webinar
Robert S. Groban, Jr., and Pierre Georges Bonnefil present "New Developments and Best Practices to Avoid Immigration Enforcement and Discrimination Claims," a National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA) webinar.
Immigration has become an increasingly significant issue in the retail and restaurant industries. Rare is the retail or restaurant operation that is not affected by immigration laws, and rarely has the agency responsible for enforcing those laws been so active. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE") has begun to closely scrutinize the restaurant industry given the number of unskilled workers it employs. Bush-era raids have given way under the current administration to intrusive investigations, criminal prosecutions and costly litigations seeking fines and damage awards. Employer efforts to comply, in turn, have spawned an increasing number of costly discrimination actions by both individual plaintiffs and the U.S. Justice Department.
The discussion covers recent developments in these areas, including the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Arizona v. United States, and provides practical approaches employers can take to help ensure compliance.
A complete PDF copy of the presentation may downloaded here.