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Immigration

Asylum for immigrant safety whistleblowers?

12/05/2019
Over the years, courts have ruled that undocumented workers who report unsafe working conditions enjoy many of the same protections as whistleblowers who are U.S. citizens. That doesn’t mean retaliation never happens.

Employers must plan as court weighs DACA

11/21/2019
If you currently employ or are considering hiring holders of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals work permits, you should be on high alert. A pending U.S. Supreme Court case could force a change of plans.

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.