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  • I-9 Compliance Flexibility Extended to July 19

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) once again is extending its flexibility regarding the physical presence requirements for I-9 inspection for another 30 days until July 19, 2020, due to the ongoing precautions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible employers may continue to inspect Section 2 documents remotely (e.g., over video link, fax, or email)... Continue Reading
    June 17, 2020
  • Administration Planning Additional Restrictions on Non-Immigrant Visas?

    Additional restrictions on entry into the U.S. may be expected soon. Initial indications are that the Administration is considering barring H-1B, H-2B, L-1, and J-1 status among other non-immigrant visa categories. On April 22, 2020, President Donald Trump issued the “Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic... Continue Reading…
    June 12, 2020
  • Administration Planning Additional Restrictions on Non-Immigrant Visas?

    Additional restrictions on entry into the U.S. may be expected soon. Initial indications are that the Administration is considering barring H-1B, H-2B, L-1, and J-1 status among other non-immigrant visa categories. On April 22, 2020, President Donald Trump issued the “Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic... Continue Reading
    June 12, 2020
  • Administration Offers Exemption from Restrictions on Entry to Foreign Professional Athletes

    To support the Trump Administration’s COVID-19 reopening policies, Chad F. Wolf, the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, signed an order exempting some foreign professional athletes (and their staff and dependents) who compete in certain leagues, from the COVID-19 travel restrictions that are in place for 30 countries: China, Iran, Ireland, the U.K, and the 26... Continue Reading…
    May 29, 2020
  • Administration Offers Exemption from Restrictions on Entry to Foreign Professional Athletes

    To support the Trump Administration’s COVID-19 reopening policies, Chad F. Wolf, the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, signed an order exempting some foreign professional athletes (and their staff and dependents) who compete in certain leagues, from the COVID-19 travel restrictions that are in place for 30 countries: China, Iran, Ireland, the U.K, and the 26...… Continue Reading The post Administration Offers Exemption from Restrictions on Entry to Foreign Professional Athletes appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
    May 29, 2020
  • Administration Offers Exemption from Restrictions on Entry to Foreign Professional Athletes

    To support the Trump Administration’s COVID-19 reopening policies, Chad F. Wolf, the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, signed an order exempting some foreign professional athletes (and their staff and dependents) who compete in certain leagues, from the COVID-19 travel restrictions that are in place for 30 countries: China, Iran, Ireland, the U.K, and the 26... Continue Reading
    May 29, 2020
  • Workplace Issues of Reopenings, Returning to Work

    As businesses begin to reopen after shutdowns to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, employers should anticipate heightened scrutiny by USCIS, ICE, and the Departments of Labor and Justice regarding wage and hour and immigration requirements. The current surge in worksite enforcement is expected to result in as many as 10,000 I-9 audits... Continue Reading…
    May 19, 2020
  • Workplace Issues of Reopenings, Returning to Work

    As businesses begin to reopen after shutdowns to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, employers should anticipate heightened scrutiny by USCIS, ICE, and the Departments of Labor and Justice regarding wage and hour and immigration requirements. The current surge in worksite enforcement is expected to result in as many as 10,000 I-9 audits... Continue Reading
    May 19, 2020
  • Rise of Imposter Claims for Unemployment

    The persistent problem of undocumented workers presenting plausible (but ultimately fraudulent) employment verification documents to employers has taken a new twist in the COVID-19 pandemic: a rise in imposter claims for unemployment insurance. Imposter claims are a type of identity theft; someone uses someone else’s personal information, including Social Security numbers, to collect unemployment compensation.... Continue Reading
    May 14, 2020
  • Rise of Imposter Claims for Unemployment

    The persistent problem of undocumented workers presenting plausible (but ultimately fraudulent) employment verification documents to employers has taken a new twist in the COVID-19 pandemic: a rise in imposter claims for unemployment insurance. Imposter claims are a type of identity theft; someone uses someone else’s personal information, including Social Security numbers, to collect unemployment compensation.... Continue Reading…
    May 14, 2020

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