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HTMLOSC Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against Staffing Agency
Scott T. Decker; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 3, 2014, previously published on September 23, 2014
Intra-agency referrals are exposing employers to increased risk of immigration compliance and enforcement actions. The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) has Memorandums of Understanding in place U.S. Citizenship and...

 

HTMLRevised Colorado Employment Verification Form Must be Used as of October 1, 2014
Scott T. Decker; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 3, 2014, previously published on September 23, 2014
Effective October 1, 2014, employers with operations in Colorado must use a new version of the Affirmation of Legal Work Status form — the old version of the form should not be used after this date. Employers should also use this change as an opportunity to audit their records to ensure that...

 

HTMLMyanmar Alert - Securing Visas Upon Arriving in the Country on the Increase
Ian R. Macdonald; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 3, 2014, previously published on September 22, 2014
The number of visitors obtaining visas when they arrive at Yangon International Airport in Myanmar has increased significantly. In the first eight months of 2014, 74,503 individuals entered the country without first getting a visa at a Myanmar Consulate abroad; instead opting to obtain tourist or...

 

HTMLThe Advent of Global Entry
Jeanette Ynfante; Greenberg Traurig LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 3, 2014, previously published on September 25, 2014
Since its creation six years ago, the Global Entry program has been a success in the international travel environment, with significant growth and expansion year after year. The program, which allows pre-approved, low-risk travelers to receive expedited clearance upon entry to the United States, is...

 

HTMLWhere do Social Security Payments Made by Undocumented Workers Go?
Ian R. Macdonald; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 3, 2014, previously published on September 26, 2014
Many employers are familiar with the following scenario: You hire someone, put them on payroll and deduct taxes from their checks automatically - just like you do with all employees. You then find out through an audit by U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) or by the employee coming clean...

 

HTMLGuam and CNMI Employers Beware: H-1B and H-2B Exemptions End Dec. 31
Ian R. Macdonald; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 3, 2014, previously published on September 26, 2014
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reminded employers this week that Guam’s and CNMI’s five-year H-1B and H-2B cap exemptions will end on December 31, 2014. With a sharp increase in U.S. military-related projects in Guam of late, employers in the country are experiencing...

 

HTMLCBP Announces Optimized Processing for First-Time Canadian TN and L Applicants
Ian R. Macdonald; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 3, 2014, previously published on September 16, 2014
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced optimized processing procedures at fourteen ports-of-entry, including four pre-clearance locations, for Canadian citizens seeking TN or L status for the first time. This initiative is designed to increase customer satisfaction, decrease wait...

 

HTMLOSC Guidance on I-9 Over-Documentation
Scott T. Decker; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 3, 2014, previously published on September 23, 2014
The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) enforces the anti-discrimination provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). This law prohibits, among other things, document abuse during the Form I-9 employment...

 

HTMLState Department Publishes Notice of 2016 Diversity Visa Lottery
Dillon R. Colucci; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 3, 2014, previously published on September 26, 2014
The Diversity Immigrant Visa program (the DV Program) is a program to diversify the immigrant population within the United States by mostly selecting applicants from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States. The DV Program is administered annually and the 2016 DV Program opens...

 

HTMLNew Employment Rules for Federal Government Contractors
Johnine P. Barnes, Ryan C. Bradel; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 29, 2014, previously published on September 25, 2014
President Obama recently issued two Executive Orders requiring federal government contractors to adopt practices to ensure fair treatment of certain classes of workers. The first, titled the "Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order," (the "FPSW Order") makes a contractor's...

 


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