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DOJ issues instructions for “no match” letters

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

Recently, the DOJ's Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices ("OSC") issued instructions to employers and employees regarding how to handle "no match" information

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by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in United States v. Starkes, No. 09-5051 (4th Cir. Nov. 3, 2010)(unpublished), underscores the dangers inherent in the H-2B program

November 12, 2010, H-1B cap count

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

The USCIS has announced that, as of November 12, 2010, approximately 47,800 new H-1B petitions have been filed for fiscal year 2011 against the 65,000 cap

DOS issues December 2010 Visa Bulletin

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

The DOS recently issued its Visa Bulletin for December 2010

ICE assesses $1 million fine against Abercrombie & Fitch after Form I-9

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

U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement (“ICE”) recently announced that Abercrombie & Fitch had agreed to pay a fine of $1,047,110 for violations discovered during a Form I-9 inspection that ICE conducted in November 2008

E-Verify to include U.S. passport photo-matching capability

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

On November 10, 2010, the DHS announced that the E-Verify program had been upgraded to include the capability to match U.S. passport photos

EEOC commissioner calls for close scrutiny of English-only employment

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

Stuart J. Ishimaru, the Commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), has called for a close examination of English-fluency employment tests and English-only work rules to determine if they are being used as a subterfuge for national origin discrimination

Missouri man convicted in scheme to place undocumented workers in hotels

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

On October 28, 2010, a Missouri man was convicted by the U.S. District Court in Missouri for his role in a racketeering scheme that involved placing undocumented workers at hotels in 14 states, including several hotels in the Kansas City, Missouri, area

DOJ settles allegations of immigration-related employment discrimination Against Hoover Inc.

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

On November 10, 2010, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced that it has reached a settlement agreement with Hoover Inc. (“Hoover”) to resolve allegations that Hoover had engaged in a patternpractice of employment discrimination by imposing unwarranted and discriminatory obstacles for lawful permanent residents in the Form I-9 process

DOL discontinues Form I-9 inspections during OFCCP reviews

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

On November 16, 2010, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) of the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced that it will no longer inspect the Forms I-9 of federal contractors during onsite compliance reviews