Alan Pollack, Esq.Frank & Pollack (Newark)
Employment is a primary driving force behind illegal immigration. Many individuals that enter the United States illegally rely on a network of criminal organizations to obtain employment. These organizations are frequently engaged in smuggling ventures, as well as identity and benefit fraud. Many commit wage and hour violations as well. In an effort to stem the tide of violations, ICE, FDNS and DOL are conducting workforce actions. Last year, ICE made 452 arrests, and levied fines of excess of $15,000,000 and debarred 277 businesses. These efforts can be described as nothing less than the "calm before the storm".While HSI prioritizes investigations involving critical infrastructure and key resources, no industry, regardless of size, type or location is exempt from complying with the law or being the subject of an HSI investigation. Workforce investigations visits are almost always unannounced. Are your clients ready? Our informative seminar provides advice for immigration and employment lawyers about readying clients for investigations and what role you, the attorney, should play during an active investigation.
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