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Department of Justice’s Holiday Treat: A New Final Rule for Employers

Posted in Discrimination, Immigration, IRCA
As the saying goes, “No news is good news,” and HRLegalist is happy to report today that the final rule introduced this week by the Department of Justice, just in time for the holidays, introduces no new requirements for employers, which is about as good a gift as we can expect from the federal government!… Continue Reading

Employers Beware: DOJ Nearly Doubles Civil Penalties for IRCA Violations

Posted in Immigration, IRCA
On June 30th The Department of Justice (DOJ) published an Interim Final Rule adjusting civil monetary penalties for immigration related employment violations set forth in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). IRCA provides civil and criminal penalties for employers who knowingly hire workers who are not authorized to work in the United… Continue Reading