Min Suh, shareholder in the firm's Immigration section, presented "Immigration Compliance and Enforcement Trends: What Employers Need to Know" at a roundtable for The Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association on June 20. Min discussed how the enforcement climate has changed since the beginning of the year and what employers need to do to prepare for the immigration audit or raid by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security or Labor.
Discussion points included:
County-wide immigration raids
Understand the importance of I-9 and E-Verify Compliance
How to conduct a comprehensive I-9 self-audit to demonstrate your company's "good faith" compliance efforts to reduce financial exposure
Identify key considerations when hiring a foreign national
Identify employer responsibilities related to wages, reporting requirements and audits