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Illinois district court directs discovery into immigration status in personal injury action
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • March 2 2011

On February 14, 2011, a magistrate judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois issued a decision in a personal injury action that permitted discovery into the plaintiff's immigration status to determine eligibility for lost wages


Maryland restaurant owner arrested for hiring and harboring illegal aliens
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • April 28 2010

On February 16, 2010, the owner of a Chinese restaurant in Hanover, Maryland, was arrested and charged with hiring and harboring illegal aliens in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act ("INA"


FY 2010 H-1B quota may be reached soon!
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • December 15 2009

On December 10, 2009, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") reported receiving approximately 62,500 H-1B cap-subject petitions against the 65,000 available under the quota


USCIS reaches H-1B cap for FY 2010
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • December 24 2009

On December 22, 2009, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") announced that it received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to exhaust the H-1B quota for fiscal year 2010


ICE sends out Form I-9 audit notices to 1,000 employers
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • March 2 2011

The announcement by U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement ("ICE") on January 20, 2011, that it has established a large Employment Compliance Inspection Center ("Center") is a warning shot across the bow of all large organizations operating in the United States


Eighth Circuit rejects discrimination claim based on immigration status
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • March 2 2011

On February 14, 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit issued an unpublished decision in Liu v. BASF Corporation, No. 09-1850 (8th Cir. Feb. 14, 2011), that affirmed a lower court's decision to reject discrimination claims based solely on immigration status


New York district court finds employer violated FLSA by refusing to reimburse H-2B workers for visa, travel, and other expenses
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • March 2 2011

On February 15, 2011, the U.S. 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 provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") by refusing to reimburse the workers' transportation, visa, and recruitment expenses


New H-1B nonimmigrant visa season starts April 1, 2011
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • March 11 2011

Remember that all new H-1B petitions must be filed on March 31, 2011, to ensure that they are counted toward the 2012 H-1B cap


Employers must now complete revised Form I-129 and answer questions relating to export controls and "deemed exports"
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • March 2 2011

On November 23, 2010, the USCIS issued a new version of its Form I-129 that includes a new section - Part 6 - related to export controls


DHS plans to implement E-Verify self-check system
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • March 2 2011

On February 7, 2011, the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") published a notice announcing that it would implement on March 18, 2011, a new E-Verify feature that will allow individuals to check their own work authorization status and, if necessary, correct potential errors