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April 27, 2016
Derek Strain

Addressing Compliance Challenges for Employers – The 10th Annual FBA Worksite Enforcement and Immigration Conference

The 10th annual Federal Bar Association Conference on Worksite Enforcement and Immigration took place on April 20, and was co-chaired by Margaret “Peggy” McCormick, a founding partner of Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan, P.C. Peggy McCormick established the conference ten years...

April 12, 2016
Beata Leja

Peggy McCormick Co-Chairs 10th Annual FBA Conference on Worksite Enforcement and Immigration

On April 20, 2016, Margaret “Peggy” McCormick, a founding partner of Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan, P.C., will co-chair the 10th annual Federal Bar Association (FBA) Chicago Chapter’s Worksite Enforcement and Immigration Conference. Peggy McCormick established the conference ten years ago...

February 17, 2016
Ana Maria Echiburu Tyrrell

Common H-1B Question: Change of Status vs. Consular Processing?

Many clients want to know whether they should request an H-1B based on a change of status or consular processing. Below is a discussion of each option to help you determine which best fits your current situation. Change of Status...

December 19, 2013
Derek Strain

USCIS Addresses Identity Fraud in E-Verify

On November 18th, 2013, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) announced a new security enhancement to its E-Verify service that will allow it to ‘lock’ Social Security numbers that appear to have been used fraudulently. The E-Verify system...

November 12, 2013
Stephen Tarnoff

Beware of Bringing Business Visitors to Work in the U.S.

Employers thinking they can avoid the nation’s immigration laws by bringing individuals to the U.S. on B-1 visas while actually having them take on productive work better think again before engaging in such actions. The warning comes after Bangalore, India-based...

October 25, 2013
Ana Maria Echiburu Tyrrell

I-9 FAQ Series: Now that the government shutdown has ended, what do I do about my E-Verify cases?

Due to the government shutdown, E-Verify was not accessible from October 1, 2013 until October 17, 2013. During that time, E-Verify was nonfunctional, and employers could not create cases for new hires or resolve Non-confirmations. Now that E-Verify is functional again,...

September 05, 2013
Ana Maria Echiburu Tyrrell

I-9 FAQ Series: What if I never completed a Form I-9 for my employee(s)?

One of the basic requirements during the hiring process is for an employer to complete the Form I-9 for all new employees to ensure that they are authorized to work in the U.S. While the process for completing the Form...

August 06, 2013
Derek Strain

E-Verify: Is it right for your company?

Although many of the recent headlines surrounding the immigration debate have focused on the legalization/path to citizenship (or lack thereof) for the undocumented population, both the Senate and House of Representatives have produced legislation which will greatly impact employers when...

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