Sarah Ford

Sarah Ford

Sarah Ford assists employers in the areas of compliance counseling, internal investigations and litigation. Ms. Ford has experience defending employers against the claims of current and former employees as well as charges brought by government agencies. These include the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Education and the Federal and North Carolina Departments of Labor.

Ms. Ford has experience handling sensitive employment issues such as claims of sexual harassment, racial bias and disability discrimination. Her clients include health care entities, schools and universities, financial institutions and retailers.

Ms. Ford serves as Chair of Parker Poe’s Diversity Committee.

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The ICE-Man Cometh: How to Avoid Becoming the Next Immigration Raid Headline

Last October, Thomas Homan, the acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), announced that 2018 would see a significant increase in worksite related investigations. He pledged a four-fold increase in worksite audits. This seems unsurprising given the Trump campaign and subsequent Trump administration’s focus on reducing or ending illegal immigration to the United States. … Continue Reading

Latest Revised I-9 Form Released

For the second time in less than a year, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has revised the Form I-9. The latest version of the form was released on July 17 and has a footer reading “07/17/17 N.” Its use will become mandatory as of September 18, 2017. Between now and then, employers may continue … Continue Reading