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Judge Rules on Remaining Provision of Arizona’s SB 1070 Immigration Law

Following a recent United States Supreme Court decision striking down most of Arizona’s “Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act” (SB 1070) immigration law, a US District Court Judge lifted an injunction on Tuesday permitting the State to enforce the “show me your papers” provision of the law.   This now permits Arizona to begin … Continue Reading

I-9 Form Still Good After Expiration Date; Upcoming Changes Could Be Substance Over Form

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently published a notice that employers should continue using the current version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, beyond the form’s expiration date of August 31, 2012 until it publishes a final revised Form I-9.  The form instructions state that the agency also accepts the prior version of the … Continue Reading

Warsaw adds polish to immigrant worker rules

Up to now, any employer employing a non-EU/EEA foreigner in Poland was obliged to first make sure that he held a valid work permit. Residence permitting issues were handled by the individual, with varying degrees of support from the employing company, yet always ultimately the responsibility of the individual. Now this balance is likely to … 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

Sold out! US H-1B Visa Annual Quota is Exhausted in Short Order

The US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) announced that the 2013 fiscal year quota of 65,000 H-1B visas (the “H-1B visa cap”) was exhausted on June 11, 2012.  To put this in context, last year’s quota lasted until November and the previous year’s until January.  This means that US employers who need certain specialty skilled … 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