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DOL discontinues Form I-9 inspections during OFCCP reviews
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • November 29 2010

On November 16, 2010, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) of the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced that it will no longer inspect the Forms I-9 of federal contractors during onsite compliance reviews.


E-Verify to include U.S. passport photo-matching capability
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • November 29 2010

On November 10, 2010, the DHS announced that the E-Verify program had been upgraded to include the capability to match U.S. passport photos.


ICE assesses $1 million fine against Abercrombie & Fitch after Form I-9
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • November 29 2010

U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement (“ICE”) recently announced that Abercrombie & Fitch had agreed to pay a fine of $1,047,110 for violations discovered during a Form I-9 inspection that ICE conducted in November 2008.


USCIS introduces new U.S. passport photo matching for E-Verify
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • October 14 2010

On October 4, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") hosted a webinar for employers to introduce the latest improvement to the E-Verify system, the addition of U.S. Passports and Passport Cards (collectively, "Passports," and individually, a "Passport") to the photo-matching process.


Customs and Border Protection announces interim final rule increasing ESTA fee
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • August 24 2010

On August 6, 2010, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection ("CBP") announced an interim final rule that will increase the fees that foreign travelers must pay to use the Visa Waiver Program ("VWP") on or after September 8, 2010.


Department of Homeland Security amends rules governing electronic signaturestorage of Forms I-9
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • August 24 2010

The DHS issued a final rule, effective on August 23, 2010, that amends its regulations regarding how Forms I-9 may be electronically signed and stored.


Hilton in Naples, FL signs up for the IMAGE program
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • May 28 2010

On May 26, 2010, the Hilton Naples signed an agreement with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to participate in the voluntary IMAGE program.


ICE expands list of ‘best practices' on its IMAGE Web site
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • April 28 2010

ICE has expanded the list of "Best Practices" on its IMAGE Web site.


DOL directs software company to pay $1.9 million for underpaying H-1B workers
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • April 28 2010

The U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") announced on February 18, 2010, that it had ordered Peri Software Solutions, Inc., and its owner to pay $1,456,422 in back wages and a civil penalty of $439,000 because they failed to pay the prevailing wage to 163 computer analysts hired under the H-1B program.


CIS announces three measures designed to improve E-Verify, combat discrimination
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • April 28 2010

On March 17, 2010, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") announced a number of measures that the agency claims will "strengthen the efficiency and accuracy of the E-Verify system" and combat worker discrimination.