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Immigration

Minneapolis employer stiffed H-1B holder, now must pay

03/13/2019
An administrative law judge in Minneapolis has ordered TLC Precision Wafer Technology to pay an engineer his full salary in back wages after it failed to pay him the amount listed on his H-1B visa.

Social Security Administration no-match letters are back

01/29/2019
SSA no-match letters will be sent out for any discrepancy found on W-2 forms, whether or not the employer uses the government’s online E-Verify employment eligibility verification system.

I-9 audits & worksite raids spiked in 2018: What’s next and how should you prepare?

01/17/2019
The final stats for 2018, and what to expect in 2019.

High H-2B visa demand crashes Labor Department servers

01/08/2019
The government website employers use to request H-2B visas for foreign workers crashed on New Year’s Day and didn’t come back online for more than a week.

Visas to get new scrutiny from an unexpected agency

12/18/2018
Employers can expect more oversight of their efforts to hire foreign workers, and the crackdown will come from an unexpected source: the U.S. Department of Labor.

ICE arrests soared in FY2018

12/12/2018
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement dramatically ramped up arrests in fiscal year 2018, compared to the year before, according to just-released statistics.

H-1B visa system due for reboot under proposed DHS rule

12/04/2018
The Department of Homeland Security on Dec. 3 published a proposed rule that would greatly favor visa applicants who have advanced degrees from American universities.

I-9 audits on the rise: What employers can expect from ICE inspectors

11/14/2018
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is ramping up its efforts to ensure everyone who works in the United States is authorized to do so. Audits of employers’ I-9 records are ICE’s primary compliance tool.

Visa sponsorship isn’t an employment contract

11/14/2018
By sponsoring a visa application, an employer helps secure an employee’s right to work in the United States. But doing so doesn’t necessarily create any obligation to employ the worker for a set period of time.

Midterms to affect employment law landscape

11/08/2018
Two years of Republican control of Washington ended Nov. 6 with Democrats seizing control of the House of Representatives. That gives Democrats some say on setting the legislative agenda, including employment law issues.