Kim Kiel Thompson

Kim Kiel Thompson

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Second Time's The Charm? An Employer's Guide To Labor Secretary Nominee Alexander Acosta

After his initial selection of Andrew Puzder was scuttled by staunch opposition from Democrats and worker advocates, President Trump nominated Alexander Acosta to be the country’s next Secretary of Labor. This Cabinet-level...more

2/20/2017 - DOL OFCCP OLMS OSHA Political Appointments Secretary of Labor Trump Administration Wage and Hour

President's Immigration Ban Remains Blocked

Federal Appeals Court Rejects Government Bid To Reinstate Travel Ban - After hearing an emergency oral argument late Tuesday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a lower federal court judge and late today upheld...more

2/10/2017 - Appeals Article II DHS DOJ En Banc Review Executive Orders Fifth Amendment First Amendment Immigration and Nationality Act Travel Ban TRO Trump Administration

The Workplace Implications Of President Trump’s Latest Immigration Executive Order

Late Friday afternoon, President Trump signed a controversial executive order focusing on immigration issues. The executive order, titled “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Entry into the United States by Foreign...more

1/30/2017 - Best Practices DHS Executive Orders Foreign Nationals Green Cards Immigration Enforcement Immigration Procedures Preliminary Injunctions Stays Trump Administration

President Trump Issues Immigration-Related Executive Orders

Making good on some of his campaign promises, President Trump signed two executive orders relating to immigration on January 25, 2017. He is expected to sign several more within the next few days. ...more

1/30/2017 - DHS Executive Orders Immigration Enforcement Immigration Procedures Trump Administration

New Year, New Form: Employers Must Use New I-9 Form Starting January 22, 2017

Starting on January 22, 2017, all employers are now required to use the new I-9 form (version date 11/14/2016) to verify the identity and employment authorization eligibility of employees. A link to the new form can be found...more

1/27/2017 - Electronic Filing Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) I-9 Required Forms USCIS

What Employers Need To Know About Puzder’s Selection As Labor Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump has announced that he would nominate Andrew Puzder to be the next Secretary of Labor. This Cabinet-level position heads the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL), one of the federal agencies that has...more

12/9/2016 - Administrative Appointments Corporate Counsel DOL OFCCP OSHA Trump Administration USCIS

Top 10 Workplace Law Developments To Expect From The Trump Presidency

It’s official: Donald Trump will soon be our nation’s 45th president. Now the work begins to forecast what the next four years will bring. We’ve spent some time gathering our firm’s collective wisdom on what the next...more

11/9/2016 - Data Privacy Equal Pay Immigration Reform NLRB SCOTUS Trump Administration

SSN Mistake Leads To Million Dollar Verdict - How Can You Avoid A Similar Fate?

A federal court in California recently ruled that a job applicant’s admission that he used a false Social Security Number (SSN) cannot be the basis for disqualifying him from employment on good moral character grounds. The...more

8/2/2016 - Corporate Counsel Employer Liability Issues Hiring & Firing I-9 Job Applicants Moral Character Determinations Social Security Numbers Title VII

Feds Ratchet Up Employer Penalties, Effective Later This Summer

While most employers were preparing for the long holiday weekend, the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) announced a series of civil penalty increases that will impact the nation’s employers in the very near future. On June 30,...more

7/6/2016 - Child Labor Civil Monetary Penalty Corporate Counsel DOL Employer Liability Issues ERISA FLSA Immigration and Nationality Act OSHA Visas Wage and Hour

President Obama Announces Executive Action on Immigration

President Obama has announced his plan for what he says is a partial fix of the U.S. immigration system. Through this Executive Action, more than four million undocumented individuals will get relief from deportation and will...more

11/25/2014 - Barack Obama DACA DAPA Deportation DHS Executive Orders Immigration Reform STEM USCIS

President Obama Announces Executive Action on Immigration

Last night, President Obama announced his plan for a partial fix of what many believe is a broken U.S. immigration system. This Executive Action will offer over four million undocumented individuals relief from deportation...more

11/21/2014 - Barack Obama DACA Deportation H-1B H-4 Spouses Highly-Skilled Workers Visa Immigration Reform L-1 Visas STEM

Automatic Extension & I-9 Form Verification For Temporary Protected Status in the U.S.

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is available in the United States for individuals from foreign states where the U.S. Attorney General (AG) has determined that conditions in that country would result in a threat to the...more

10/28/2014 - DHS I-9 Immigrants Temporary Protected Status Visas

H-3 Visa – Training in the U.S. to Further a Career at Home

Training in the U.S. may be required to prepare a foreign national for a new position or a new career in his or her home country. The H-3 Trainee visa category may be the perfect option for the foreign national to gain the...more

11/11/2013 - Training USCIS Visas

Farewell to the I-94 Card - What It Means for the Form I-9 Process for Foreign Workers

Earlier this year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) started phasing out the I-94 cards issued to nonimmigrant visitors and implementing a new on-line procedure....more

7/8/2013 - Customs and Border Protection Employment Terms Foreign Workers Form I-94 I-9 I-94 Cards Internet Non-Immigrant Visas Passports Visas

Tis’ The Season - H-2B Temporary Worker Program Under Fire From the USDOL Wage and Hour Division

During the holiday season, many companies supplement the year-round workforce with temporary workers, including foreign workers employed under the H-2B temporary worker program. The United States Department of Labor Wage and...more

12/3/2012 - DOL H-2B Seasonal Employment

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