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Move Over EEOC: Time for an NLRB Benchslap

Over the last few weeks we have blogged on a number of judicial decisions chastising the EEOC (Another Approaching Benchslap for EEOC?, EEOC Benchslaps Just Keep Coming and The EEOC Hits Just Keep Coming!). Today we shift our...more

Migrant And Seasonal Workers In Short Supply

According to a recent state report, the number of migrant and seasonal workers in Michigan has increased 7.3% since 2006. Despite the increase in the number of workers, the Michigan Farm Bureau recently reported that farmers...more

Immigration Reform Marches On

August has been a busy, productive month for immigration reform advocates. From the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s historic March on Washington, to Women’s Equality Day in Seattle, to town halls across the country, a broad...more

How Will the Immigration Reform Proposals Impact Businesses & Employees?

Much of the debate surrounding immigration reform has centered around providing a pathway to Citizenship for the 11 million undocumented people in the country. While a significant part of the legislation is focused on this...more

Farm Bill Moves Forward But Remains In Doubt

Having passed the Senate Ag Committee, the Farm Bill moves to the floor this week with hopes of passage so the Senate can move on to another important issue for agriculture – immigration reform....more

Capital Thinking Updates - May 20, 2013

In This Issue: - General Legislative - Agriculture and Food - Budget and Appropriations - Cybersecurity - Defense - Education - Environment - Financial Services - Health Care - Homeland...more

Introduction of A New Agricultural Guestworker Bill

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) introduced on April 26, 2013 the Agricultural Guestworker “AG” Act (H.R. 1773) a bill to provide American farmers with a workable temporary agricultural guestworker...more

H-2B Adjudication Resumed

As previously reported, on March 22, 2013, USCIS temporarily suspended adjudication of most H-2B petitions while the government considered appropriate action in response to the Court Order in Comite de Apoyo a los...more

Capital Thinking Update - April 15, 2013

In This Issue: - General Legislative - Agriculture & Food - Budget, Appropriations and Sequestration - Cybersecurity - Defense - Education - Energy - Environment - Financial Services -...more

Comprehensive Immigration Reform Provides Opportunities for President, Republicans, High-Tech Companies, Labor Unions

With the current Congressional focus on discretionary spending and revenue issues surrounding Sequestration, it may seem like little attention can be paid to other policy reforms. In comprehensive immigration reform,...more

IMMIGRATION CLIENT ALERT: Congress Seeks to Reform Agricultural Worker Visas

For nearly two decades, Capitol Hill has debated ways to provide a stable workforce for American farmers through immigration reform. Proposals have largely targeted reforms to the H-2A nonimmigrant visa program, which gives...more

Preparing For Seasonal Agricultural Labor

The U.S. government's expected focus on immigration and employment law enforcement in 2013 will continue to significantly impact agricultural employers. In 2012, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security...more

Immigration Alert: Immigration Reform Discussions Underway in Washington

In the weeks since President Obama and the Senate’s bipartisan Gang of Eight both announced their set of principles for comprehensive immigration reform, a heightened debate of how reform will come to fruition has taken hold...more

Immigration Reform: Comparing the Senate Proposal with the White House Proposal

This week, both President Obama and the Senate announced frameworks for comprehensive immigration reform. The following is a comparison of key elements in each of the plans....more

2013 New H-2A Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs) and New Prevailing Wage Rates for Certain Occupations Processed Under H-2A Special...

The Department of Labor has published a notice in the Federal Register announcing new Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs) for each state based on the Farm Labor Survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The AEWRs...more

McAfee & Taft AgLINC - Summer 2012

Inside This Issue: - The Equal Access to Justice Act: A valuable tool for farmers in crop insurance disputes - Avoiding hidden liabilities with employee housing agreements - H-2A workers: A solution to farm labor...more

H-2A and H-2B Visas Open Up for 2012

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (the “USCIS”) recently announced that citizens from 53 different countries will be eligible to participate in the H-2A and H-2B visa programs this year. The H-2A program...more

H-2A Workers: IRS Advises on W-2/1099 Reporting and Mandates Backup Withholding When SSN is Missing

BACKGROUND With 2011 W-2s due right about now, the IRS is committing manpower and enforcement on compliance relating to 2011 compensation that a grower paid to its foreign agricultural workers admitted into the US on...more

EB-2 Visas for China and India Move Five Months and Other Immigration Law Updates

In This Issue: July Visa Bulletin; EB-2 for China and India Move Five Months; Supreme Court Upholds Arizona's E-Verify Requirement; Supreme Court Remands Hazelton Immigration Law Challenge to Third Circuit; Alabama Enacts...more

Siskind's Immigration Bulletin – November 22, 2010

In this Issue: 1. Openers; 2. ABCs of Immigration Law: The DREAM Act Proposal; 3. Ask Visalaw.com; 4. Border and Enforcement News, GAO report: Border Patrol’s hands tied by Interior, Agriculture rules, Flight school...more

Siskind's Immigration Bulletin – October 25, 2010

1. Openers; 2. ABCs of Immigration Law: H-2A Temporary Agricultural Visas; 3. Ask Visalaw.com; 4. Border and Enforcement News: ICE says no opt-out for local jurisdictions, Immigration audits of employers increase, Deportation...more

Feds Using Forfeiture Laws in Aggressive Employer Audit Campaign

Federal authorities have begun using forfeiture statutes against businesses employing illegal aliens and undocumented workers....more

ICE Steps Up Its Aggressive Employer Audit Campaign: The Use of Forfeiture Laws to Seize the Assets of Businesses Employing...

Federal authorities have begun using forfeiture statutes against businesses that employ illegal aliens and undocumented workers...more

Visas for Seasonal or Temporary Workers

US Immigration Laws offer visas available for seasonal or temporary workers. These visas are usually mostly used by US Companies, hotels, restaurants, farms, and any other sort of business entity with a seasonal or temporary...more

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