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Toolkit: Employment Authorization Documents: Reference Guide for Refugee Service Providers

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 30, 2022
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Employment Rights
This toolkit was updated in April 2022 to reflect new guidance from the U.S. government. Refugees and asylees have the right to work. This reference guide covers the most important and commonly used work authorization documents required for employment in the United States. It includes information on the form I-9, accepted documents typically held by …

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Archived Webinar: Supporting Workers from Refugee, Immigrant, and Migrant Communities

Author(s): National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM)
Date: December 14, 2021
Topic(s): Employment, Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19, Employment Rights
Employers can play a key role in ensuring their employees can confidently access COVID-19 vaccines, which is the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. This not only protects the lives and well-being of your employees, it protects your business from major disruptions. A growing number of employers are requiring that …

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Poster: Understand Your Rights & Responsibilities in the United States

Author(s): International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Date: December 3, 2021
Topic(s): Employment, Immigration Legal Needs, Safety
Subtopic(s): Domestic Violence, Employment Rights
This flyer, produced by the International Rescue Committee, describes important laws and rights that apply to everyone who lives and works in the United States. These include U.S. laws surrounding violence and exploitation, discrimination, and child abuse and neglect. The flyer also shares information about civil rights and the right to work. This flyer is …

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Archived Webinar: Hiring Afghan Humanitarian Parolees: What Service Providers and Employers Need to Know

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: November 18, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Employment, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Employment Rights, Humanitarian Parole
Hosted on November 17 2021, this training was delivered by Rishan Habte, Program Manager for Economic Empowerment, Switchboard; Liza Zamd, Senior Trial Attorney at the Department of Justice (DOJ) Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER); and Jenny Deines, Special Policy Counsel, Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER).  This webinar featured a special guest presentation from …

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Tip Sheet: Employment Information Regarding Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) Holders and Parolees

Author(s): U.S. Department of Justice Immigrant & Employee Rights Section Civil Rights Division (DOJIER)
Date: October 29, 2021
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Employment Rights
Afghan parolees who have received permission to work from the United States government, Afghan Special Immigrant Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), and Afghan Special Immigrant Conditional Permanent Residents (CPRs) are allowed to work in the United States. This fact sheet, issued by the Department of Justice Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER), provides general information about …

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Tip Sheet: Know Your Rights

Author(s): Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
Date: September 20, 2021
Topic(s): Employment, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Employment Rights
These Know Your Rights (KYR) tip sheets summarize many of the same rights all Americans enjoy, but they focuses on issues Muslims more commonly face. They include information about rights as an employee; rights as a student; rights if stopped by the police; rights if federal law enforcement contacts you; rights if the Department of …

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Archived Webinar: National Origin Discrimination: Workplace Issues & Civil Rights Protections for Immigrant and Refugee Workers

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 29, 2021
Topic(s): Employment, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Employment Rights
Hosted on April 29, 2021, this training was delivered by Rishan Habte, Program Manager for Economic Empowerment, Switchboard; Liza Zamd, Senior Trial Attorney, Department of Justice Immigrant and Employee Rights Section; and Maria E. Flores, Program Manager, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. This is an opportunity to hear directly from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity …

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Video: Workplace Health and Safety

Author(s): International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Date: January 1, 2021
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Employment Rights, Job Readiness
This series of videos includes: Stay Safe at Work in Agriculture and Construction; Stay Safe at Work in Childcare; Stay Safe at Work in Finance and IT; Stay Safe at Work in Healthcare; Stay Safe at Work in Hospitality, Retail & Gig Economy; Stay Safe at Work in Manufacturing; and Stay Safe at Work in …

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Blog Post: Refugees and Asylees Have the Right to Work: Overcoming Two Key Challenges when Communicating with Employers about Work Authorization

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: November 13, 2020
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Employment Rights
This second post in a two-part series that was informed by conversations with Senior Trial Attorney Liza Zamd from the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division’s Immigrant and Employee Rights Section. It provides tips on overcoming two common challenges when employers request specific documents from refugees and asylees as they complete the I-9.

Blog Post: Refugees and Asylees Have the Right to Work: Busting Three Myths about Social Security Delays & Work Authorization

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: November 13, 2020
Topic(s): Employment, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Employment Rights
This is the first post in a two-part series that was informed by conversations with Senior Trial Attorney Liza Zamd from the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division’s Immigrant and Employee Rights Section. It covers three common misconceptions held by both employers and service providers regarding work authorization, and shares additional useful resources.