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What Immigration-Related Questions Can Employers Ask During the Hiring Process?

Employers often ask me: “What pre-employment questions are permissible to ask to help me determine whether a prospective candidate requires immigration sponsorship?” Employers are prohibited from denying protected individuals employment because of their real or perceived immigration or citizenship status. Until recently, the following two questions were the only accepted questions for pre-hire screening: Are you authorized to work in the U.S.?; and Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa […]

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Giselle Carson Joins Mike Freed in a Marathon from Macclenny to Jacksonville in support of JALA

Giselle Carson joins Mike Freed in a Marathon from Macclenny to Jacksonville in support of JALA Shareholder and immigration attorney Giselle Carson joined Mike Freed on the final leg of his 6 Marathons in 6 Days journey. 6 Marathons in 6 Days is a monumental effort to raise funds for JALA (Jacksonville Area Legal Aid). Mike’s journey began in Tallahassee, FL on Sunday, May 28th, 2017 and finished on Friday, June 2nd at the Duval […]

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What Kind of Changes to Expect in Immigration Compliance

Immigration compliance is a top priority for the new administration, and many changes may be coming soon. One projection is that E-Verify will become mandatory for all employers. Currently, participation is voluntary except for federal contractors or if your state has a mandate. Only time will tell if mandatory E-Verify becomes a reality nationally for all businesses, but two recent enforcement actions may provide us with an idea about the types of changes to immigration […]

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