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James Aldrich Contributes Article to Metropolitan Corporate Counsel

Offers Perspective on Federal Government’s Intensified Efforts to Identify, Punish Employers Who Fail to Document Employee Eligibility

June 9, 2014

James G. Aldrich, Jr., Bloomfield Hills-based member in Dykema’s Labor and Employment Practice Group who specializes in immigration law, authored an article—“Federal Government Continues Targeting Hiring Practices of U.S. Employers”—that appears in the June 2014 issue of Metropolitan Corporate Counsel. This monthly publication is distributed to more than 30,000 top-tier executives (chief legal officers, general counsel) in the law departments of major U.S. companies.

In the article, Aldrich points out that the U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) has changed its tactics—replacing worksite raids with comprehensive audits of employers’ Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification Form) and related records. He adds that this shift in approach has resulted in “greatly increased reach (and employer exposure).”

In addition to listing several recent cases involving unlawful employees, Aldrich provides a list of civil fines and criminal penalties that result from I-9 violations.

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