Issue: While Congress tries to hammer out the biggest immigration-law changes in decades, Homeland Security is already cracking down.
Risk: These developments will likely add new responsibilities and risks to your I-9 and visa practices.
Action: Don't wait for the law to pass. Now's the time to make sure your immigration records and practices are up to snuff.
Amid the backdrop of immigrant rallies, congressional wrangling and the largest-ever work site raid on illegal employees, immigration solidified itself in recent months as the top hot-button HR issue of 2006.
At press time, Congress was hotly debating an overhaul of the nation's immigration laws that could add to your duties and risk in policing immigration.
The House-passed bill focuses on border security and increased enforcement, subjecting illegal immigrants to deportation and employers of illegals to increased penalties. The Senate is considering a broader...(register to read more)