Ieva Aubin

Ieva Aubin

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

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Travel Alert

As expected, on January 27, 2017, President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order entitled “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals”. In addition to temporarily suspending all refugees'...more

1/30/2017 - DHS Executive Orders Foreign Nationals Green Cards Immigration Procedures Refugees Trump Administration

New Form I-9 for all U.S. Employers

As of 1/22/2017, employers are required to use the new version of Form I-9 to verify identity and employment eligibility of employees. See the new form (11/14/2016 N version) at Form I-9 found at...more

1/25/2017 - Hiring & Firing I-9 New Hires USCIS Verification Requirements

Seattle to Impose Work Scheduling Restrictions on Large Retail and Food Services Employers

On September 19, 2016, the Seattle City Council voted unanimously to approve a new legislation that would regulate how large retail and food-service businesses schedule their employees. Known as the “secure scheduling” law,...more

9/23/2016 - Fast-Food Industry Local Ordinance New Regulations Retailers Wage and Hour Work Schedules

New Immigration Rule to Welcome Start-Up Foreign Entrepreneurs

Following up on President Obama’s proposal to acknowledge the global marketplace of ideas and leverage current immigration law to encourage entrepreneurship and economic growth, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service...more

9/1/2016 - Entrepreneurs Foreign Nationals Global Marketplace Proposed Regulation USCIS Visas

Employer Is Liable under the WLAD for Refusing to Hire a Truck Driver for Taking a Prescribed Narcotic

Just when is an employer required to hire those taking prescription pain medications? In Clipse v. Commercial Driver Services, Inc., the Washington Court of Appeals held that Commercial Driver Services, Inc. was liable under...more

9/3/2015 - Appeals Best Management Practices Commercial Truck Drivers Disability Discrimination Discrimination Employer Liability Issues Employment Policies Hiring & Firing Jury Awards Prescription Drugs Promissory Estoppel Trucking Industry Zero Tolerance Policies

Certain Dependent Spouses of H-1B Workers Will Become Eligible for Employment Authorization Effective May 26, 2015

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) amended the regulations to allow certain H-4 dependent spouses to work in the United States. This is excellent news, particularly for spouses of H-1B workers from India...more

2/27/2015 - China Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) H-1B H-4 Spouses India USCIS Visas

Quirky Question # 238, No Laughing Matter – Company Found Liable for Wrongfully Terminating Independent Contractor’s Agreement

Question: My company relies on independent contractors, over whom we don’t exert control. They often joke around with each other. I’m not liable for employment discrimination if I terminate one of them after they...more

8/11/2014 - Discrimination Employer Liability Issues Enforcement Hiring & Firing Independent Contractors Misclassification Termination Trucking Industry Wage and Hour

No Laughing Matter: Company Found Liable for Wrongfully Terminating Independent Contractor’s Agreement after a Complaint about a...

Companies using independent contractors should be aware of increased enforcement efforts from federal and state labor and tax authorities over misclassification of workers under wage and hour and tax laws. In Washington, this...more

8/7/2014 - Discrimination Employer Liability Issues Hiring & Firing Independent Contractors Misclassification Termination Trucking Industry Wage and Hour

Overview of U.S. Immigration Law & Procedures for Employers

In This Presentation: - Government Agencies Involved - Terms & Definitions - U.S. Citizens - Lawful Permanent Residents (Immigrants or “Green Card” Holders) - Paths to Permanent Residency -...more

5/21/2014 - Customs and Border Protection DHS Form F-1 Green Cards H-1B ICE Immigrants J-1 Visas NAFTA Path To Citizenship Permanent Residence Cards USCIS Visas

It Is That Time of Year Again! Only One Month Left to Prepare Cap-Subject H-1B Visa Petitions for April 1, 2014 Filing Deadline

Dorsey & Whitney immigration professionals would like to remind you that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) will begin accepting H-1B petitions that are subject to the FY 2015 numerical limitation (the...more

3/5/2014 - DOL H-1B LCA USCIS Visa Caps Visas

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