Even though our clients are work authorized, they often get tangled in E-Verify details. Lack of familiarity with this system and our client’s legal status on the part of employers can delay or even deny them jobs we work hard to help them secure.
Providing timely assistance is a much-appreciated service to employers. The problem is most often a lack of knowledge. In the less common case of intentional discrimination, advocating for client rights is an important and satisfying part of our jobs.
A recent email from the Department of Justice listserv offers so many great resources for clients, employers and you that we’re included it here.
Beginning February 27, 2014, the E-Verify webinar on Employee Rights will now be offered in Spanish! This webinar will help Spanish speakers understand and teach others about employee rights during the employment eligibility verification process.
USCIS and the DOJ Civil Rights Division, Office of Special Counsel (OSC) for Immigration Related Unfair Employment Practices are co-presenters of this free live webinar, which has been offered to the public in English since November 2012. USCIS and OSC subject matter experts will discuss what workers need to know about:
- Employee rights in the Form I-9 and E-Verify processes
- Employer responsibilities
- How to resolve and understand the Tentative Nonconfirmation (TNC) Further Action Notice
- Self Check, a tool for job seekers
Spanish speaking worker advocates, workers, and job seekers are encouraged to attend. Pre-registration is not required. Just add the date and time to your calendar. Click here to join one of the following dates:
- Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 11:30 AM EST.
- Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 2:00 PM EST.
See our flyer for more information. Please share this announcement with everyone who may be interested! Click here to see the schedule of other E-Verify and Form I-9 webinars. More information and resources are available on www.dhs.gov/E-Verify and www.uscis.gov/E-Verify/Espanol.