Mary Pivec

Mary Pivec

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For H-1B Employers: How Even a Single Employee’s H-1B Complaint Could Incite a Comprehensive DOL Investigation of Your H-1B...

In Greater Missouri Medical Pro-Care Providers, Inc., ARB Case No. 12-015, ALJ Case No. 2008-LCA-26 (2014), a divided U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) Administrative Review Board (the “Board”) partially reversed the decision...more

2/11/2014 - DOL Employer Liability Issues H-1B Immigrants USCIS Visas

Department of Labor Whistleblower Update

In recently released decisions, the DOL Administrative Review Board took further action in two whistleblower actions of interest to employers. No Answer on Whether Stealing Confidential Data Is Protected – But a Silver...more

1/24/2014 - ALJ Confidential Information Dodd-Frank DOL IRS Retaliation Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Protection Policies Whistleblowers

Infosys I-9 Audit Results Likely to Trigger ICE Audits of Computer Consulting Firms

Infosys Limited’s recent $34 million settlement with the U.S. Government resolved the threat of criminal charges against the company based on allegations of visa fraud. During the course of the investigation, U.S. Immigration...more

12/19/2013 - Audits Civil Monetary Penalty I-9 ICE Infosys

Temporary Worker Visa Reforms and Expanded Enforcement Measures

In response to reports of alleged abuses of the H-1B (temporary specialty) and L (international transferee) visa categories, lawmakers in both the House and Senate appear to agree that major reform and increased enforcement...more

12/4/2013 - DOL Enforcement H-1B Immigrants Immigration Reform Prevailing Wages Temporary Employees Visas

Navigating the New OFCCP Regulations on Affirmative Action Obligations: Make Sure Your Organization Is Ready (Presentation)

In This Presentation: - Changes to regulations regarding individuals with disabilities - Changes to regulations regarding protected veterans - Changes regarding outreach, compliance, and recordkeeping - Data...more

11/27/2013 - Affirmative Action Disability Hiring & Firing OFCCP Veterans Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act

Navigating the New OFCCP Regulations on Affirmative Action Obligations: Make Sure Your Organization is Ready [Video]

On September 24, 2013, the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published the final version of its revised affirmative action regulations for protected veterans and individuals with...more

11/26/2013 - Affirmative Action Compliance Disability Federal Contractors Hiring & Firing OFCCP Veterans Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act

Immigration Fraud Whistleblower Likely to receive a $5M Bounty from Infosys’s $34M False Claims Act Settlement: Is Your Business...

On October 30, 2013, Infosys Limited (“Infosys”), an Indian IT company, signed a settlement agreement with the United States in the Eastern District of Texas to resolve allegations that Infosys knowingly presented to...more

11/14/2013 - E-Verify False Claims Act Fraud I-9 Immigration Reform Settlement USCIS Visas Whistleblower Awards Whistleblowers

Government Contractor Employment and Contract Issues Arising from the Government Shutdown

A host of issues affecting government contractors have arisen as a result of the government shutdown and the pending debt ceiling impasse. Some concerns are contract-based; some are HR-based, and some concerns are practical....more

10/16/2013 - COBRA DHS Federal Contractors Federal Employees FMLA Furloughs Government Shutdown Stop Work Orders WARN Act

DOD Publishes Emergency Interim Final Rule Protecting Whistleblowers Employed Under a DOD Contract or Subcontract

On September 30, 2013, the Department of Defense (“DOD”) published a regulation implementing Section 827 (Enhancement of Whistleblower Protections for Contractor Employees of the Department of Defense) of the National Defense...more

10/11/2013 - DOD NDAA Whistleblower Protection Policies Whistleblowers

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