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SCOTUS holds DOMA unconstitutional

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 19 2013

On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States ("SCOTUS") held that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA") was unconstitutional

Courts continue to apply RICO to immigration violations

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 28 2010

The federal courts continue to uphold claims under the Racketeer Corrupt Influenced Organizations Act ("RICO") that involve immigration violations

New developments in immigration-related litigation

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 21 2012

There have been several decisions issued recently in the immigration area

US District Court upholds implementation of E-Verify rule starting September 8, 2009

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 28 2009

On August 26, 2009, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, Southern Division, issued a decision in Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, et. al. v. Napolitano upholding implementation of the federal E-Verify rule for government contractors

DOL's administrative review board applies "bona fide termination" rule to E-3 worker

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 3 2014

On December 23, 2013, the Administrative Review Board ("ARB"), U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL"), issued its decision in Matter of S.V. Technologies

Fourth Circuit court approves probation term barring participant in H-2B visa scheme from HR work

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 29 2010

The recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in United States v. Starkes, No. 09-5051 (4th Cir. Nov. 3, 2010)(unpublished), underscores the dangers inherent in the H-2B program

H-2B reimbursements

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 28 2011

On February 15, 2011, the United States District Court for the Western District of New York denied a motion to dismiss a complaint by foreign H-2B workers that alleged that their employer violated the minimum wage provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by refusing to reimburse the workers' transportation, visa and recruitment expenses

OCAHO provides a roadmap for reducing fines for Form I-9 violations

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 15 2013

The recent decision by the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer ("OCAHO") in United States v. The Red Coach Rest., Inc., 10 OCAHO No. 1200

Colorado grand jury indicts long-term care facility operators on immigration-related charges

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 11 2012

On March 1, 2012, a grand jury in Colorado indicted the owners of several long-term care facilities in Colorado on multiple charges related to human trafficking, including forced labor and visa fraud

DOL penalizes employers for failing to pay H-1B legal fees and other expenses

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 19 2013

In the past years, the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") has been involved in two important actions that should remind employers of their obligations