Groban, Strasser Wrote Article on Worksite Enforcement Compliance

Financial Executive

Robert Groban, Chair of the Immigration practice in the New York office, and Frederick Strasser, Senior Counsel in the Immigration and Labor and Employment practices in the New York office, wrote an article titled "Worksite Enforcement Compliance."

Here is an excerpt:

In October, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that under the Obama administration, one of its key agencies, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), had audited more than 3,200 employers and imposed an estimated $50 million in fines for worksite violations. That exceeded the number of audits and fines collected during the full eight years of the Bush administration, she said.

More aggressive actions by ICE leave no doubt that all employers, including large national and multinational organizations, need to factor Form I-9 compliance into their overall risk management activities. Enforcement of Form I-9, the federal document that confirms a new hire's identity and U.S. work authorization, has replaced the sweeping illegal immigration raids of the Bush administration as the centerpiece of ICE's effort.