On the presidential campaign trail, it seemed one of the most talked about topics was President-elect Trump’s tough stance on immigration policy. A Trump administration will likely have a significant impact on staffing firms employing immigrant workers, but the degree to which companies will be affected depends on whether or not the claims made on the campaign trail go into effect: [more]
Trump’s plan for immigrant labor
President-elect Trump has indicated that he will require staffing firms to use a program called E-Verify to determine the eligibility of temporary employees to work in the United States. The free, online tool was previously optional for most employers, but will now be required to ensure new employees’ right to work.
Trump has also called for a tripling of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) workers, which will likely mean greater scrutiny of foreign workers, including more thorough background checks. It will be important that staffing firms maintain the documentation necessary to confirm employment eligibility in order to maintain a consistent workforce.
Potential impacts on staffing firms
Ideally, stricter immigration policies would not be an issue because all temporary employees in the United States should already be authorized to work. However, if you do find yourself in a situation where your employees could be affected, now is the time to reevaluate your current hiring practices. Your people are the core of your business and you don’t want to be in a position where you could lose a portion of your workforce.
If you would like to discuss strategies for performing background checks, verifying right to work and maintaining a consistent workforce, please reach out to talk to a member of our team.
Be sure to check the Advance Voice often for news and updates as President-elect Trump’s immigration policies take shape.