Resources for workers with eligibility questions

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Resources for workersEditor’s Note: Here at The Work Buzz, we often receive questions about the eligibility process for workers visiting or relocating from other countries. Because it’s often a complicated process that depends on each person’s situation, we wanted to bring your attention to the below article, which points to the different resources from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services available to you. Below you’ll find information about what your rights are, what obligations you have as a job seeker or employer, whom to contact for certain questions, and where you can find webinars to answer other questions.

E-Verify Expands Employee Rights Initiative with New Online Toolkit and Webinar Series
The Employee Rights Toolkit (Toolkit) was released by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in October 2012. Most of the information presented in the Toolkit is available in both English and Spanish and was created to educate worker advocates to better assist employees as it pertains to their rights during the employment eligibility verification process. The Toolkit also provides information on USCIS Multilingual Engagements and the Unauthorized Practice of Immigration Law. The Toolkit was designed in collaboration with USCIS Offices, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, and the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices in the U.S. Department of Justice (OSC).

The Employee Rights Webinar series began in November 2012 and was developed in collaboration with OSC. It is geared toward worker advocates and employees and covers information about worker rights and anti-discrimination provisions in the Form I-9 and E-Verify processes. The webinar is hosted by representatives from both USCIS and OSC.

The Toolkit can be viewed and downloaded in its entirety from www.dhs.gov/E-Verify and www.uscis.gov/selfcheck, or it can be ordered as a DVD/CD by completing an online request for the “M-1077 Employee Rights Toolkit” at the USCIS Forms by Mail website. The website will ask the visitor for a name, organization (if applicable) and address where the DVD/CD will be delivered. The packet should arrive within seven to 10 days.

The latest schedule of the Employee Rights Webinar series can be accessed at www.uscis.gov/E-Verify by clicking on “Take a Free Webinar.”

For more information, please contact OutreachData@uscis.dhs.gov.

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