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CCH Issues White Paper on Worksite Enforcement Changes Targeting Employers

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., June 24, 2009) – CCH, part of Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, has published a White Paper: DHS’s Refocused Worksite Enforcement Strategy Targets Employers, by CCH Employment Law Analyst Brett A. Gorovsky, JD. The White Paper examines the refocused worksite enforcement strategy and employers’ Form I-9 compliance obligations as outlined by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Wolters Kluwer Law & Business is a leading provider of research information and software solutions in key specialty areas for legal, business compliance and human resources professionals (

With the DHS confirming employment as one of the “root causes” of illegal immigration, the agency recently announced a shift in the focus of its worksite enforcement strategy away from undocumented workers towards the prosecution of the employers who knowingly hire them.

“The DHS’s refocused enforcement strategy serves as a helpful reminder for employers to make sure they lawfully prepare and maintain their Form I-9s, which are required by law to verify the employment eligibility of all workers they hire,” said Gorovsky.

“Form I-9 non-compliance can result in fines of varying amounts, forfeiture of company assets and criminal prosecution,” added Gorovsky. “And now, more than ever, the federal government will hold employers, including individual executives, managers and human resource professionals, accountable for knowingly hiring undocumented workers.”

To access the White Paper, visit

About the Author

Brett Gorovsky is an attorney and employment law analyst who tracks and analyzes employment law issues, court decisions and trends. He is the editor of CCH’s Accommodating Disabilities Decisions, which provides analysis of key federal and state disability discrimination decisions. Gorovsky is also a contributing editor for the Employment Practices Guide, covering federal and state laws, regulations, rules and decisions pertaining to workplace discrimination. In addition, he contributes to CCH’s biweekly Employment Practices Newsletter, which reports on the latest trends, cases and legislative changes in federal and state anti-discrimination law. Gorovsky also regularly contributes to CCH WorkWeek, which provides summaries on breaking legislative developments, regulatory activity, state law changes and key case law from the past week.

Additional Resources

Aspen Publishers, also part of Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, will release Immigration Law in the Workplace in August 2009. This comprehensive, up-to-date resource takes an easy-to-read topical approach to current worksite enforcement and compliance issues. For more information or to order in advance, call 1-866-745-9911 or visit

About Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

Wolters Kluwer Law & Business is a leading provider of research products and software solutions in key specialty areas for legal and business professionals, as well as casebooks and study aids for law students. Its major product lines include Aspen Publishers, CCH, Kluwer Law International and Loislaw . Its markets include law firms, law schools, corporate counsel and professionals requiring legal and compliance information. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, a unit of Wolters Kluwer, is based in New York City and Riverwoods, Ill.

Wolters Kluwer is a leading global information services and publishing company. The company provides products and services for professionals in the health, tax, accounting, corporate, financial services, legal, and regulatory sectors. Wolters Kluwer had 2008 annual revenues of €3.4 billion, employs approximately 20,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 35 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Visit for information about our market positions, customers, brands, and organization.

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