Please note that as of January 18, 2017, the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices has been renamed the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER).
The Immigrant and Employee Rights Section's (IER) outreach and education program is aimed at helping employers and workers understand the anti-discrimination provision of the INA. IER’s staff is available to participate in seminars and conferences and at other events for employer audiences. If you would like to organize your own event featuring an IER speaker or invite an IER staff member to present at an event with an employer audience, please contact IER’s Public Affairs staff at IER@usdoj.gov or (202) 616-5594.
IER Publications for Employers
If you are unable to access any of these materials, please call our office -- voice (1-800-255-7688) or TTY (1-800-237-2515) -- to request printed versions.
- Best Practices for Recruiting and Hiring Workers: Employer actions that are recommended and discouraged when creating online job posting.
- EEOC v. IER Comparison Flyer: A chart that shows the differences between the jurisdictions of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (formerly the Office of Special Counsel).
- Employer Best Practices During Worksite Enforcement Audits: Employer actions that are recommended and discouraged during worksite enforcement audits.
- Employer Webinar Announcement Flyer (also in Spanish): An invitation to learn about actions that are prohibited by the Immigration and Nationality Act's anti-discrimination provision.
- Frequently Asked Questions About Name/Social Security Number "No-Matches": Frequently asked questions about no-matches and guidance for how employers can respond in a non-discriminatory manner.
- How Employers Can Avoid Discrimination in the Form I-9 and E-Verify Processes: A flyer outlining best practices for employers to avoid discrimination in employment eligibility verification.
- IER Information for Employers on How to Avoid Discrimination in E-Verify: Recommended and discouraged employer practices for avoiding discrimination when using E-Verify.
- Information for Employers About Citizenship Status Discrimination: Information for employers on how to avoid citizenship status discrimination in hiring, firing, recuitment or referral for a fee under the INA.
- Information for Employers Hiring Citizens of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau: A flyer discussing the work authorization of Freely Associated States (FAS) citizens and how to avoid discrimination against FAS citizens in the Form I-9 process.
- Information for Employers on Temporary Protected Status and Deferred Enforced Departure: A guide to employment eligibility verification issues unique to individuals with TPS and DED to help employers avoid discrimination.
- Joint IER-ICE Internal I-9 Audit Guidance for Employers: A guide to help employers comply with the anti-discrimination provision of the INA and the employer sactions provision when conducting internal audits of Forms I-9. Published: 12/14/15
- Name and Social Security Number (SSN) "No-Matches" Information for Employers (Dos and Don'ts): Recommended and discouraged employer practices in responding to Social Security number no-match issues.
- Refugees and Asylees Have the Right to Work Information for Employers: An explanation of employment eligibility verification issues unique to refugees and asylees to help employers avoid discrimination.
- Understanding the INA's Anti-Discrimination Provision: An overview of IER's jurisdiction under the anti-discrimination provision of the INA.
- Unlawful Employment Discrimination Based on Citizenship and National Origin: A flyer with scenarios showing discrimination prohibited by the Immigration and Nationality Act.
Worker Hotline: 1-800-255-7688 • Employer Hotline: 1-800-255-8155