Matthew Hoyt

Matthew Hoyt

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Supreme Court Extends Public Sector Employees' First Amendment Rights

A public sector employee may now have a First Amendment and 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claim even where the public sector employee has not engaged in protected First Amendment political activity. This may be the case if a public...more

6/1/2016 - Demotions First Amendment Free Speech Heffernan v City of Paterson Hiring & Firing Political Expression Public Employees SCOTUS

Powerball for H-1B Visas

Lottery mania has been sweeping the nation as Powerball winnings exceeded $1 billion for the first time. For highly skilled foreign nationals and the employers who desire to employ them, a different kind of lottery mania is...more

1/25/2016 - DOL H-1B Popular USCIS Work Visas

Thou Shall Accommodate: Funeral Leave as a Religious Accommodation Under Title VII

Requests for reasonable accommodations are commonplace for employers of qualified individuals with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act. But a recent case reminds employers that reasonable accommodation of...more

8/14/2013 - ADA Bereavement Leave Employee Rights Funerals Reasonable Accommodation Title VII Unpaid Leave

North Carolina Joins Growing List of States Mandating Employer Use of Federal E-Verify System

In light of growing dissatisfaction with the federal immigration system, various states have taken matters into their own hands in an attempt to limit employment of unauthorized aliens....more

7/24/2013 - E-Verify Employer Mandates Immigrants Immigration Reform Undocumented Immigrants

New I-9 Form Released - U.S. Employers Should Begin Using New Form to Verify Employment Eligibility of All Newly Hired Workers

On March 8, 2013, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a Federal Register notice announcing that Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification has been revised. The newly revised Form I-9 makes several...more

3/13/2013 - Eligibility Hiring & Firing I-9 USCIS

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