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CBP implements new admission policies at Newark Airport to identify fraud in employment-related visa classifications
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • February 25 2010

On January 27, 2010, U.S. Customs and Border Protection ("CBP") announced that a new policy has been instituted at Newark Airport


Smartsoft agrees to pay $1 million to settle H-1B visa allegations with Department of Labor
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • August 24 2010

On August 17, 2010, the Department of Labor ("DOL") announced that Smartsoft International Inc., a computer consulting company based in Georgia, has agreed to pay $999,732 in back wages and interest to 135 H-1B nonimmigrant workers


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


Fifth Circuit rules that hotel workers on H-2B visas are not entitled to recoup visa expenses under FLSA
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • October 26 2010

On October 1, 2010, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit decided Castellanos-Contreras v. Decatur Hotels LLC, No. 07-30942 (5th Cir. Oct. 1, 2010) (en banc


DOS and CBP implement tougher blanket L-1B visa application and travel requirements for L-1 employees
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • January 31 2011

The L-1 nonimmigrant classification for intra-company transferees remains under intense scrutiny by USCIS in the adjudication process


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"


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


2012 Diversity Visa lottery begins on October 5, 2010, and ends on November 3, 2010!
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • October 1 2010

The Department of State (DOS) announced on September 23, 2010, the opening of the registration period for the DV-2012 Diversity Visa lottery


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


USCIS provides additional guidance to hospitals and other employers concerning H-1B cap exemptions based on affiliation
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • May 10 2011

On March 16, 2011, the USCIS announced that it was reviewing its policy for determining H-1B cap exemptions for nonprofit entities that are related to, or affiliated with, an institution of higher education