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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


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


Record numbers apply for 2011 Diversity Lottery
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • November 29 2010

The DOS just announced that a record 15 million people around the world entered the 2011 Diversity Lottery program


President of furniture company is indicted for employing illegal workers
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • November 29 2010

On November 1, 2010, the President of a California furniture manufacturing company was indicted criminally for continuing to employ 18 workers after an I-9 audit had revealed they were undocumented


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by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in United States v. Starkes, No. 09-5051 (4th Cir. Nov. 3, 2010)(unpublished), underscores the dangers inherent in the H-2B program


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


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