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The Weekly Round-Up: ICE Spokesperson Resigns, Citing “Falsehoods;” H-2B Seasonal Worker Program Receives Increased Scrutiny; and...

Justice Department Sues California - On Monday, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokesperson, James Schwab, announced his resignation, stating that he did not “want to perpetuate misleading facts” posited by...more

Web Exclusive: February 2018: The Top 15 Labor And Employment Law Stories

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It’s hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, there were an unprecedented number of changes all through 2017. And if the first two months...more

DOJ Challenges California Law Placing Restrictions on Employer's Ability to Allow ICE into the Workplace

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On March 6, 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit challenging California’s Immigrant Worker Protection Act (Assembly Bill 450), among other laws designed to limit the extent state law enforcement and prisons...more

The Weekly Round-Up: Department of Justice Sues California Over “Sanctuary Cities,” USCIS Likely to Suspend Speedy Processing for...

Justice Department Sues California - On Tuesday night, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit against the State of California, as well as Governor Jerry Brown and Attorney General of the State Xavier...more

ICE Storm: Immigration Compliance Threats To The Hospitality Industry

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It’s no secret that immigration compliance is a priority to the Trump administration, so the recent announcement that it expects the number of worksite investigations to quadruple in coming years should come as no surprise....more

Federal Government Challenges California’s “Sanctuary State” Status

Yesterday, the United States of America filed a lawsuit in federal court in Sacramento, naming California Governor Jerry Brown and Attorney General Xavier Becerra as defendants, and claiming that California’s proclaimed...more

Importers Beware: 10 Things You Must Know About the Emergence of High-Stakes Customs Audits

U.S. importers are seeing an increase in enforcement activity by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Here are the ten things you must know about this trend....more

The Plot Thickens: Trump Administration Sues California Over New Immigration Laws, Including AB 450

by Fisher Phillips on

The ever-escalating dispute between the Trump Administration and the State of California over immigration policy is starting to resemble a Shakespearean drama. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, speaking at an appearance...more

Compliance News Flash

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP is pleased to provide you with the Compliance News Flash, brought to you each Friday. This weekly update is your source for timely background screening and immigration-related news that is important...more

Response Protocol for I-9 Audit and Immigration Raid

Form I-9 Audits: Formally, an I-9 audit is called an Administrative Inspection. It begins when ICE serves a Notice of Inspection to a company representative requesting a review of the company’s I-9 forms for every employee....more

Miscellaneous Employment Law Developments

A. California WARN Act - 1. Layoffs Of Any Length Require Compliance with Cal-WARN - In The Internat. Brotherhood of Boilermakers etc. v. NASSCO etc., 17 Cal. App. 5th 1105 (Nov. 30, 2017), the employer notified 90...more

Best in Law: Understanding California's New Employment Laws - Partner Joseph Ortiz Provides Update in the Press-Enterprise

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California lawmakers had a busy 2017 addressing various employment issues. A majority of these new laws took effect Jan. 1. If you are an employer and are not yet in compliance, immediate action should be taken to review your...more

Practical Advice & Strategies for Handling Immigration Enforcement Visits or “Raids”

Immigration site visits are on the rise and can occur without notice. The most common involve paperwork audits. In some cases, certain employees are targeted. Below is a guide that can help you prepare for and...more

ICE Announces Three-Prong Workplace Enforcement Strategy

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On January 10, 2018, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released a statement detailing a new, comprehensive worksite enforcement strategy that incorporates: (i) increased Form I-9 audits; (ii) more unannounced...more

Your Comprehensive Guide to 2018 Proposed California Legislation

by Fisher Phillips on

February 16 was the deadline to introduce new bills in the California Legislature. By that date, nearly 2,200 bills were introduced. While that may seem like a staggering amount of legislative proposals (especially for a...more

ICE Sweeps California, Increases Enforcement Nationwide

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Following California Governor Jerry Brown’s signing of sanctuary laws in October 2017, the state has been targeted for a major ICE sweep to arrest undocumented individuals. ICE Director Thomas Homan stated that because...more

Insight on Immigration Updates

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H-1B Filing Season to Begin April 2, 2018 - Lottery is Anticipated - Employers are reminded to identify new candidates who will require new H-1B sponsorship as soon as possible to ensure that these applications are accepted...more

New Template Makes It Easier for Employers to Provide Notice Under California's Immigrant Worker Protection Act

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In a development welcomed by employers state-wide, the California Labor Commissioners Office released a template notice form for California’s recently enacted Immigrant Worker Protection Act well in advance of the July 1,...more

California’s Labor & Employment Changes for 2018: Part I - Legislative Changes Impacting Employers

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

California courts and Legislature greatly expanded protections for public and private workers in 2017, handing down decisions and passing laws regarding wages, discrimination based on criminal and salary histories,...more

Weekly Roundup of Local and Under-the-Radar White Collar News - February 2018 #3

..Euro-criminals love bitcoin ..Speaking of love, Valentine’s Day idea for next year: pick her up in a rented helicopter and pretend you’re a general on a classified mission...more

February Forecast Calls For Persistent ICE Immigration Raids Across The Country - Employers Need To Prepare Now To Avoid Federal...

by Fisher Phillips on

Federal enforcement officials are amplifying their efforts to crack down on undocumented workers and the businesses that employ them, as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials have raided over 120 businesses in...more

The Weekly Round-Up: Immigration Legislation Stalls, ICE Raids in Los Angeles, and Bangladeshi Professor Granted Temporary Stay of...

Senate Immigration Bill Fails - Despite a long build-up to a debate on an immigration bill in the United States Senate this week, negotiations for comprehensive legislation, as well as a law to help protect DACA recipients,...more

California Labor Commissioner And Attorney General Jointly Answer “Frequently Asked Questions” On Immigration Sweeps

by Weintraub Tobin on

In case you haven’t noticed, immigration has been a hot topic of discussion in the news lately. While debates over Dreamers and the wall have dominated those discussions, the workplace has been swept into it all as well. On...more

New California Law: Employers Must “Resist” Federal Immigration Agents

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Effective January 1, 2018, the California Immigrant Worker Protection Act (the “Act”) requires private and public employers to “resist” informal worksite inspections by federal immigration enforcement agents....more

Surge Of ICE Raids Expected In California Following State Adoption Of Immigration Laws

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California seems to be at odds with the Trump Administration over many subjects, including the legalization of marijuana, the expansion of off-shore drilling, the elimination of state and local tax deductions, and...more

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