Human Resource & Labor News
www.agc.orgNovember 28, 2012 / Issue No. 6-12
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Federal Contracting
Davis-Bacon Pitfalls & Hot Topics to be Covered in AGC Webinar Dec. 11 and 13
AGC Webinar Cautions Contractors to Prepare for Increased OFCCP Enforcement
Union Contracting
Contractor Bound to Successor Multiemployer Agreement Despite Effort to End Bargaining Relationship
NLRB Validates Job Targeting Program Involving State-Funded Projects
Year-to-Date Collective Bargaining Negotiations Yield Higher First-Year Increases Than in 2011
Immigration
USCIS Provides Guidance for Employers with DACA Beneficiaries
Wage & Hour
Wage and Hour Laws in the Wake of a Natural Disaster
Hiring & Firing
Background Investigations Require Revised Form Beginning in January 2013
HR Education
AGC’s Annual HR & TED Conferences Continue to Provide the Best Industry-Focused Professional Development for HR and Training Professionals
Immigration
USCIS Provides Guidance for Employers with DACA Beneficiaries
 

On Nov. 19, 2012, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released guidance instructing employers on the proper way to complete the Employment Eligibility Verification Form, Form I-9, for new and existing employees who participate in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as “DACA.”  

The two-page guidance document addresses many questions from employers regarding the treatment of DACA beneficiaries with regard to completing Form I-9.  Perhaps the most beneficial information pertains to the treatment of existing employees.  For example, the document addresses when an employer should complete a new Form I-9 for existing employees, as well as when an employer should complete section three of Form I-9.  Section three is often a confusing section of the form for employers.  The guidance provides additional instructions for companies that use E-Verify. 

Implemented in August 2012, the DACA program allows certain undocumented immigrants who came into the U.S. before age sixteen to gain temporary relief from deportation and obtain work authorization.  The program is expected to benefit as many as 1.76 million unauthorized immigrants, of which 58 percent are currently working. 

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services division of DHS has posted frequently asked questions about DACA on its website.  For additional information on immigration compliance for employers, visit AGC’s Labor & HR Topical Resources webpage.  The primary category is “Other Legal Issues” and the secondary category is “Immigration and Employment Eligibility.”


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