Tag Archives: e-verify

The Infosys settlement: 34 million reasons for employers to take heed

Ok, it’s the end of the year, time is short so let’s just discuss a few reasons to take heed of the much publicized investigation of the IT consulting firm Infosys Corporation (Infosys).  Recently, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced it had reached a settlement with the firm which included a record payment of … Continue Reading

Government Shutdown: What to Expect in US Immigration Processing

With the failure of the US Congress passing a continuing resolution to fund the federal government before the beginning of the fiscal year (October 1, 2013), a shutdown of the federal government has commenced.  What does this mean for processing immigration benefits and consular services? While “essential” services like the Border Patrol or Customs and … Continue Reading

Momentum on Comprehensive Immigration Reform could yield changes and opportunities for US employers

A bipartisan group of eight Senators has just issued a framework for an overhaul of the US immigration system.  The broad proposal includes key provisions that will impact the technology, manufacturing and agricultural industries’ ability to attract and retain foreign workers.  Many of the provisions have been lifted from prior legislative initiatives that have died … Continue Reading

US Supreme Court Strikes Down Bulk of Arizona’s Immigration Law

On June 25, 2012, the US Supreme Court, in a 5-3 decision, issued its much anticipated decision in Arizona v. United States [pdf], striking down three provisions of the Arizona law S.B. 1070, and upholding a fourth.  The case arose from the State of Arizona’s appeal of an injunction blocking four parts of the immigration … Continue Reading

Keeping U.S. Immigration Law Federal: “You Can See It’s Not Selling Very Well

So were the words of Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor to the Solicitor General Donald Verrilli during last week’s oral argument in Arizona v. United States,  as she challenged the government’s position that the Constitution and the doctrine of preemption prevents states from mandating their law enforcement officers to conduct immigration status checks.  Such a challenge … Continue Reading

A Reflection on California’s New Employment Laws, Part III

As previously reported here, new laws signed by the Governor will become effective beginning January 1, 2012, and employers should be aware of these new legal requirements including the following: Assembly Bill 1136: IIPP Update for Health Care Facility Employers (Effective Jan. 1, 2012):  AB 1136 [pdf] requires a health care facility employer to update … Continue Reading

There Ain’t No Cure For The E-Verify Blues

It’s summertime and the immigration debate is heating up again.  On the heels of a recent Supreme Court decision upholding the mandatory E-Verify provision of Arizona’s Legal Arizona Workers Act (A.R.S. §§23-211 to 23-214) (LAWA) (see our recent client alert for details), two competing business oriented immigration bills were introduced in Congress this week. Shortly … Continue Reading