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Immigration

Are you at risk of an ICE workplace raid?

08/29/2019
Massive immigration raids at Mississippi chicken processing plants received extensive media attention in August. What wasn’t widely reported was how ICE came to target the plants and conduct surprise, near-simultaneous raids across Mississippi. Now we know.

Filling out a new Form I-9? Check its expiration date

08/27/2019
The federal Form I-9, used to verify a new hire’s employment eligibility, carried an expiration date of 8/31/19. The Department of Homeland Security was expected to publish a new version of the form by the end of August.

Begin preparations now for next spring’s H-2B visa hiring

08/27/2019
If you plan to seek H-2B visa holders to begin work starting next April, now is the time to start preparing, says employer-side immigration attorney James J. O’Brien.

Supreme Court agrees to hear DACA case

07/03/2019
Before adjourning for the summer, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments during its 2019-2020 term on the constitutionality of the federal government’s Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program.

DOL: Belmont, Saratoga horse trainer broke H-2B visa rules

06/04/2019
It’s no secret that the Trump administration is tough on undocumented immigrants. But it’s also holding employers to account when they don’t follow the rules for visa-holding immigrants and temporary workers.

Administration’s employment law agenda priorities revealed

05/29/2019
The Trump administration’s Spring Regulatory Agenda—essentially the government’s policy to-do list—lays out an array of goals affecting employment law.

ICE mounts massive raid on North Texas tech facility

05/06/2019
Agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in April raided the Collin County technology repair facility of CVE Technology Group, arresting 280 employees on charges that they were working in the U.S. illegally.

Equestrian centers must pay $1.2M in back wages

04/10/2019
Two prestigious Northern California show horse training stables will pay 30 current and former employees $1,270,683 in back wages after a U.S. Department of Labor investigation revealed they violated H-2B visa regulations, the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act.

Class-action addresses H-1Bs and national origin bias

04/10/2019
A class of white, American former IT workers have been given the go-ahead to sue a company that employs large numbers of H-1B visa holders who are predominately from South Asia.

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.