In 1986, the Immigration Reform and Control Act made employers liable for knowing the employment status of foreign national employees. Violations of the law expose employers to substantial civil penalties.
In 1998, Congress raised the cap on H-1B visa petitions. At the same time, it gave the Department of Labor (DOL) new authority to investigate Labor Condition Applications (LCAs) compliance. DOL investigations of LCAs may now be initiated by complaints from local media, labor unions and occupational associations. New penalties for non-compliance are severe. Enforcement activity by the DOL on LCAs is expected to increase.
E&M Mayock and Associates offers training programs that help employers comply with ever changing laws and procedures. And should an employer be the target of an CIS or DOL audit, the firm has successfully defended many clients against such audits.