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Employee Record Retention and Destruction

January 2013 The beginning of a calendar year is a good time for employers to review their document retention status. All employers should establish and maintain a clear record retention policy identifying the location of records, a reasonable schedule of retention and destruction, and a records administrator. Documents related to employee recruitment and selection, such […]

The “Gang of 8” Senators Release the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013

April 2013 After months of debate, negotiations and speculation, the “Gang of 8,” made up of eight Republican and Democratic senators charged with the task of composing an immigration reform bill, has released its much-anticipated proposal. On Wednesday, April 17, the 844-page bill (titled the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013“) […]

Compliance with Immigration Law and the Value of an Independent Form I-9 Audit

February 2013 Over the last year, the national news has been populated with headlines addressing the fierce debate over immigration reform. Many may not realize that even before the 2012 presidential election, federal law enforcement agencies had begun paying increased attention to businesses’ compliance with immigration laws and regulations. In 2011 alone there were approximately […]

Immigration Issues and Personal Injury Defense

Tanya N. Lewis Peters February 2013 Regardless of the political issues currently swirling around immigration reform, it is important to have a grasp of basic immigration law principles when defending personal injury cases. A few recent cases are illustrative of the effects that an undocumented worker’s status can have on claims of personal injury, plaintiff […]

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