Immigration Alert: February 2012

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In this issue;

- OSC Targets Health Care, Hospitality, Retail, and Other Industries
- OSC Settles with California Medical Center Regarding Claims of Discrimination Against Foreign Nationals
- Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Finds That Health Coverage Exclusion of Immigrants Violates State Constitution
- DOL Finds That the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Violated H-1B Requirements
- BALCA Expands DOL Eligibility Requirements for Hospitals Seeking ACWIA Wage Determinations
- Third Circuit Rejects Doctor’s Employment Contract Claim Based on H-1B Status
- NLRB Rejects Employer’s “Unauthorized Work” Defense Without Factual Basis
- San Francisco Foundry Forced to Fire 200 Workers After ICE Worksite Enforcement Audit
- DOS Notes Increasing Visa Demand from China and Brazil
- DOS Issues February 2012 Visa Bulletin

An excerpt from "DOJ Settles with California Medical Center Regarding Claims of Discrimination
Against Foreign Nationals"

The OSC recently reached a settlement with the University of California (“UC”), San Diego
Medical Center (“SDMC”), regarding allegations that the SDMC required excess
documentation from foreign nationals (“FNs”) who sought employment. Under the terms of
the settlement, the SDMC agreed to a consent judgment that required it to: (i) pay a civil
penalty of $115,000 to the United States; (ii) provide relevant training to all human resource
personnel at its 10 UC campuses, five medical centers, and research laboratory; and (iii)
avoid future discrimination and retaliation.

Please see full alert below for more information.

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