Category Archives: Employer-based Immigration

E-Verify Currently Unavailable for Employee Verification

Employers:  E-Verify is currently unavailable due to the government shutdown. While E-Verify is unavailable, you will not be able to access your E-Verify account. For details, visit http://lnkd.in/bZvg6NE. For additional information or assistance on employment-based immigration matters, including I-9 compliance or … Continue reading

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Same-Sex Couples Granted Protection in Deportations

The Obama administration has officially asked immigration officials to treat gay couples in deportation cases as ‘family members’ – the same as those in heterosexual relationships.  In letters sent late Wednesday to several Democratic lawmakers, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano stated that she … Continue reading

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U.S. Employers Now at Risk for OSC Penalties for E-Verify Violations

This week the Justice Department settled with Diversified Maintenance Systems, LLC, a provider of janitorial and facilities maintenance services based in Tampa, Florida. The Office of Special Counsel (“OSC”) pursued the Florida employer claiming they retaliated against one of their … Continue reading

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Dispute over E-Verification Leads to NLRB Hearing

Two California hotels currently find themselves in dispute with their labor unions over enrollment in the E-Verify Program. The legal basis for the unions complaints alleged that both hotels, respectively, enrolled and implemented E-Verify without first notifying or providing the … Continue reading

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ICE Investigation Leads to $145,000 in Fines and Criminal Charges for St. Louis Employer

As a result of a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigation, a St. Louis landscaping business and owner, Robert Brake, were sentenced to two years of probation, and paid $145,000 in forfeitures, for misdemeanor and felony charges of employing illegal … Continue reading

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Panel Asserts Immigration Reforms Key to Economic Growth

At the June 8, 2012 Minnesota Chamber of Commerce panel discussion How Immigration Leads to Economic Growth and American Jobs, three top executives from some of Minnesota’s largest employers – Ecolab, Cargill, and Carlson Companies – shared their views on immigration … Continue reading

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