The Justice Department has announced that it reached a settlement with a Georgia company to resolve immigration-related Unfair Employment Practices. It was alleged that the company violated the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act and discriminated against work-authorized non-U.S. citizens by requiring specific and more documents than necessary from them when completing the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, while not imposing similar requirements of U.S. citizens.
Under the terms of the agreement, the company will pay civil penalties and be subject to monitoring of its employment eligibility verification practices for a period of one year.
Ensuring proper I-9 Compliance is a key responsibility of U.S. employers. Contact VisaPro to know more about your I-9 obligations and how to comply with immigration requirements.