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Court holds that Title VII covers undocumented workers

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 13 2009

On July 14, 2009, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a decision rejecting an employer’s motion for summary judgment to dismiss a complaint filed by an undocumented black female employee from Nigeria who had been pregnant

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

U.S. Court of Appeals refuses to block federal contractor E-Verify rule

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 16 2009

On September 9, 2009, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit denied a motion by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce ("the Chamber") for an injunction to halt implementation of a rule requiring federal contractors to use E-Verify

Federal judge enjoins key parts of Arizona's immigration law

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 30 2010

On July 28, 2010, Judge Susan R. Bolton of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona issued a preliminary injunction that prevents the most controversial sections of Arizona's new immigration law (SB 1070) from taking effect

Cuba-2010: a journey back in time with a bright future

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • Cuba, USA
  • -
  • March 12 2010

The enactment of the Agrarian Reform Law of 1959, land “reform” legislation that resulted in the nationalization of large estates and companies by the Cuban Government, not only resulted in mistrust -- but also 50 years of a severed relationship -- between the United States and Cuba

Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals finds Oklahoma E-Verify law unconstitutional

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 25 2010

On February 2, 2010, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit upheld a District Court determination that the mandatory E-Verify provisions of The Oklahoma Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act of 2007 were pre-empted by federal immigration laws

H-2B oil rig workers win bid to amend overtime action

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 25 2010

On January 13, 2010, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico granted the motion by two foreign rig hands to amend their complaint

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

Third Circuit rules that DOL retains authority to punish H-1B violations

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

On April 12, 2010, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit held that the DOL retained authority to impose sanctions on a temporary staffing company for violating H-1B visa procedures, even though it acted more than 19 months after the deadline contained in the INA

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