Employer Compliance​



On Friday, February 16th, the California State Attorney General’s office and Labor Commissioner issued long-awaited interpretive guidance on the Immigrant Worker Protection Act (“AB 450”), a new state law enacted by the California Assembly to provide foreign workers protection from increased immigration enforcement action by the Federal government.

I-9 Employment Authorization Verification


The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) makes it unlawful for an employer to hire, recruit or refer for a fee anyone who the employer knows is not authorized to work in the United States. Form I-9, the Employment Eligibility Verification Form, is used by employers to comply with the provisions of IRCA. Employers must complete an I-9 for all individuals who are hired on or after November 6, 1986.

H-1B Labor Condition Application (LCA)


Employers are required to file Form ETA-9035, Labor Condition Application (LCA), prior to seeking new or extended H-1B status for a foreign national. The LCA may be filed electronically with the Department of Labor. If approved, a copy of the LCA is included in the H-1B petition that is filed with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).