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McDonald’s Settles Immigrant Discrimination Claim with DOJ

November 23, 2015|Contributed by: Courtney E. Butler, Esq.

On November 19, 2015, McDonald’s settled a claim of immigrant discrimination with the Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division (“DOJ”).  The DOJ alleged that McDonald’s had engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination in violation of the unfair immigration-related employment...

Non-Agricultural Guest Workers: 2B or not 2B

October 27, 2014|Contributed by: Joseph Law Firm

Contributed by Amber L. Blasingame, Associate Attorney, Colorado Springs As the US economy recovers and unemployment decreases, many employers are finding it more difficult to find available workers in various non-agricultural labor industries. On occasion when the US labor force is lacking, some...

Revised Colorado Affirmation Form Use Mandated as of October 1, 2014

September 26, 2014|Contributed by: Joseph Law Firm

Contributed by Amber L. Blasingame, Associate Attorney, Colorado Springs The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) published a revised Colorado Affirmation Form on September 1, 2014. The CDLE will not accept any other version of the form on or after October 1, 2014. You may access the...

United Airlines settles employment discrimination case: Agrees to pay $270,000 in fines and back pay

September 26, 2014|Contributed by: Aaron C. Hall, Esq.

United Airlines reached a settlement regarding an employment discrimination claim.  The Justice Department alleged that Continental Airlines, which has since merged with United Airlines, committed unfair documentary practices in violation of 8 U.S.C. §1324b(a)(6) by requiring specific or extra...

The Citizenship and Immigration Services Announces Enhanced E-Verify and Form I-9 Customer Support

February 27, 2014|Contributed by: Joseph Law Firm

Contributed by Melanie Corrin, Senior Attorney On February 24, 2014 the United States Citizenship & Immigration Service announced a new customer service option for individuals with questions about E-Verify, Form I-9, and Self Check.  Customers calling in will hear a new series of messages...

Report Confirms Employer Fines for Lack of I-9 Compliance Have Skyrocketed

February 26, 2014|Contributed by: Joseph Law Firm

Contributed by Aaron Hall, Senior Attorney Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) enforces compliance with I-9 completion and retention requirements with administrative inspections of employers’ I-9 forms, initiated either from complaints received by the ICE tip line or from internal...

New I-9 Form Effective Immediately

March 11, 2013|Contributed by: Amber Blasingame, Esq.

Effective immediately, for all new hires, employers are encouraged to use and complete the new Form I-9 Employment Verification Eligibility (I-9 Form) revised on March 8, 2013 (03/08/2013). A 60 day grace period applies to allow employers time to update their business practices, during which time...

The Evolution of USCIS’s “I-9 Central”

March 15, 2012|Contributed by: Amber Blasingame, Esq.

In May 2011, the US Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS) launched “I-9 Central,” a website devoted to all matters concerning Form I-9 Employee Authorization Eligibility Verification.  The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) recently forwarded to USCIS a comprehensive list...

Ingenious Plan or Sinking Ship? – The Elusive H-1B Visa.

January 20, 2012|Contributed by: Joseph Law Firm

Even with a down economy, the need for highly educated, skilled workers remains high.  Each year the Federal Government allows for only 85,000 total professional foreign workers to enter the United States as temporary workers, and each year that number is completely exhausted well before the next...

Obama Administration’s Pressure on Employers Criticized by Left and Right

March 30, 2011|Contributed by: Koby L. Polaski, Esq.

In a recent article, the Wall Street Journal describes audits conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement as "silent raids."  ICE audits have increased dramatically under the Obama administration as reported in 2009 by the New York Times.  In April, 2009, the Obama administration...

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