On a job application, is it unlawful for an employer to ask whether the individual "will now or in the future require sponsorship for employment"?

Author: Melissa A. Silver, XpertHR Legal Editor

No. The United States Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices has indicated that an employer may ask whether an applicant is currently authorized to work in the United States or will require sponsorship for employment.