On Nov. 14, 2014, President Barack Obama issued an Executive Order that covered many aspects of the immigration process.  To the public, the focus of that EO was the undocumented aliens that live in the United States and how the government would alter its enforcement priorities to allow millions of them to stay.  However, there are important aspects of the EO that potentially can impact employers in a wide range of industries. Unfortunately, the true parameters of the EO will not be apparent until the implementing regulations are issued later this year. But, until then, here are the key provisions of the EO that employers must know so they can appropriately develop and implement their immigration strategies.

1. Deferred action and employment authorization for an estimated five million undocumented workers

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