- H-1B Nonimmigrant Season Opens on April 1, 2015, for Fiscal Year 2016
- President Obama Issues Executive Order on Immigration
- States Sue to Enjoin the Executive Order
- Federal Court in the District of Columbia Allows Worker Challenge to OPT Program
- DOS Issues New J-1 Rules for 2015
- DOS Issues January 2015 Visa Bulletin
- H-1B Nonimmigrant Season Opens on April 1, 2014, for Fiscal Year 2015
- H-1B Petition Amendments May Be Required Due to Changed Job Location
- DOL’s Administrative Review Board Applies “Bona Fide Termination” Rule to E-3 Worker
- Infosys Pays Record $34 Million in Settlement
- New York Federal District Court Awards Undocumented Immigrants FLSA Damages
- California Passes “Immigrant Friendly” Legislation
- OCAHO Provides a Roadmap for Reducing Fines for Form I-9 Violations
- OSC Settles Workplace
We recommend this recent client alert on Epstein Becker Green’s website: “Special Immigration Alert: The Immigration Ripple Effect of a Government Shutdown,” by Robert Groban, Jr., Pierre Georges Bonnefil, Patrick Brady, Jang Im, and Greta Ravitsky, our colleagues at Epstein Becker Green.
Following is an excerpt:
The looming prospect of a Government shutdown will have a significant impact on the immigration process. Activities of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be largely unaffected because it is funded by the fees it collects. The shutdown, however, may affect the ability of applicants … Continue Reading
Recent settlements with Forever 21 and Macy’s announced by the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Special Counsel (“OSC”) underscore the importance to retail employers of training staff regarding the anti-discrimination provisions of the Form I-9 requirements.
Most employers are familiar with the Form I-9 requirements that direct employers to obtain original documentation establishing the identity and work authorization of all new employees hired since November 7, 1986. In their eagerness to satisfy their Form I-9 obligations, however, many employers, including a growing number in the retail industry, fail to comply with the anti-discrimination … Continue Reading
On March 8, 2013, the USCIS published a notice in the Federal Register announcing that it had recently revised the Employment Eligibility Verification form (“Form I-9”), and that employers must start using this new form by May 7, 2013. Employers using prior versions of the Form I-9 on or after May 8, 2013, will violate the law and be subject to worksite enforcement fines and other penalties.