We use cookies to customise content for your subscription and for analytics.
If you continue to browse Lexology, we will assume that you are happy to receive all our cookies. For further information please read our Cookie Policy.

Search results

Order by: most recent most popular relevance



Results: 1-10 of 15

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On February 14, 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit issued an unpublished decision in Liu v. BASF Corporation, No. 09-1850 (8th Cir. Feb. 14, 2011), that affirmed a lower court's decision to reject discrimination claims based solely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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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