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California Supreme Court: Undocumented Worker May Recover Lost Wages for Period Up to Employer’s Discovery of Immigration Status

Salas v. Sierra Chemical Co., S196568 (June 26, 2014): On June 26, the California Supreme Court issued a decision holding that federal immigration law does not preempt a California law that extends state law protections to...more

Labor & Employment E-Note - May 14, 2013

In This Issue: - Court Rules NLRB's Workplace Union Notices Violated Law - NLRB Urges Regional Directors to Maintain High Settlement Rate - EEOC Seeing Rising Number of Age Discrimination Complaints - OSHA...more

The U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Most of Arizona’s Immigration Law

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision on the 2010 Arizona statute that created new criminal penalties and police procedures for addressing the problem of illegal immigration in that state. The Court ruled that...more

Supreme Court Arizona Decision: Better than Expected but Federal Action Still Needed

While both sides claim victory, the reality of yesterday's Supreme Court ruling is this: Immigration is a federal issue, but states can cooperate with the feds in law enforcement so long as they do not violate peoples' rights...more

How Will the Arizona Immigration Law Affect Education Law?

On April 25, 2012 the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments regarding the constitutionality of the controversial Arizona immigration law. The Court’s decision on the Arizona law will have broad implications on schools across the...more

Two Distinct State Citizens For Purposes Of Diversity Of Citizenship

In any State of the Union, since the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment and the Slaughterhouse Cases, there are now two distinct state citizens. The first is recognized at Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 of the...more

Supreme Court Will Tackle Arizona Statute

When Arizona enacted its immigration law late last year, it set off a firestorm of controversy and ignited a series of legislative initiatives in other states that have taken aim at undocumented immigrants. Now, the U.S....more

A Review of the Supreme Court’s 2010 – 2011 Term (full publication)

As the United States Supreme Court’s 2010-2011 term drew to a close, commentators observed several trends in its holdings. In particular, cases involving the First Amendment dominated the term, and the Court imposed...more

Arizona Takes Immigration Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court

On May 9, 2011, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and Attorney General Tom Horne announced that they intend to make a direct appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court of the preliminary injunction granted by the U.S. District Court in Arizona...more

Is a Plaintiff’s Immigration Status Relevant In a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

The United States District Court recently issued an interesting decision in an Illinois personal injury case. In Zuniga v. Morris Material Handling, Inc., 2011 WL 663136 (N.D.N.Y 2011), the plaintiff was injured while...more

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