Immigration Law

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Investment Firm Settles with DOJ for $321K over Preferential Hiring of Visa Holders
Posted on 25 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, Feb. 25, 2019 "The Justice Department today announced that it has reached a settlement agreement with CFA Institute (CFAI), an international association of investment professionals, headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia. CFAI offers... Read More

OCAHO Levies $857K Civil Penalty in Immigration-Related Discrimination Case
Posted on 12 Dec 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, Dec. 11, 2018 - "The Department of Justice announced that it has received a court order yesterday awarding the United States $857,868 in civil penalties, along with other relief, in the Department’s immigration-related employment discrimination... Read More

Justice Department Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against International Law Firm
Posted on 30 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, Aug. 29, 2018 - "The Justice Department today announced that it reached a settlement agreement with Clifford Chance US LLP, a large, international law firm with its U.S. headquarters located in New York. This agreement resolves the Department’s... Read More

'Show Me Your Papers' Requirements at NJ Schools Trigger ACLU Lawsuit
Posted on 31 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, July 26, 2018 - "The ACLU of New Jersey filed suit against 12 school districts throughout New Jersey, spanning from Camden County in the south to Sussex County at the state’s northern edge. The school districts, scattered throughout 10... Read More

DOJ, DOL Partner to Combat Visa Abuse, Protect U.S. Workers
Posted on 1 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, July 31, 2018 - "Today, the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and the Department of Labor (DOL) expanded their collaboration to better protect U.S. workers from discrimination by employers that prefer to hire temporary visa... Read More

MALDEF Files Class-Action Lawsuit Against Bank of America for Employment Discrimination Against Non-Citizens
Posted on 4 May 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MALDEF, May 3, 2018 - "Bank of America illegally denies employment to qualified applicants based on their immigration status even though they are authorized to work in the United States, a lawsuit filed in federal court today charged. MALDEF ... Read More

Alienage Discrimination Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Procter & Gamble
Posted on 17 Jul 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MALDEF, July 17, 2017 - "Procter & Gamble illegally denied qualified applicants paid internships because of their immigration status, according to a lawsuit filed today in federal court. The suit, brought by MALDEF (Mexican American Legal... Read More

Veggie Packer Settles I-9 Discrimination Claim, Pays $100K Penalty
Posted on 20 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, Nov. 16, 2017 - "The Justice Department announced today that it has reached a settlement agreement with Washington Potato Company, which operates the Freeze Pack vegetable processing plant located in Pasco, Washington. The agreement resolves... Read More

SoCal Staffing Agency Settles I-9 Case with DOJ for $200K
Posted on 10 Oct 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, Oct. 6, 2017 - "The Justice Department announced today that it has reached a settlement with CitiStaff Solutions Inc., and CitiStaff Management Group Inc. (collectively CitiStaff), companies that provide staffing services in the greater Los... Read More

Denver Sheriff Dept. Settles I-9 Citizenship Discrimination Complaints with DOJ
Posted on 23 Nov 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, Nov. 21, 2016 - "The Justice Department reached a settlement today resolving claims that the Denver Sheriff Department discriminated against work-authorized immigrants in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). The Denver Sheriff... Read More

DOJ Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against Hartz Mountain Industries
Posted on 10 Aug 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, Aug. 9, 2016 - "The Justice Department reached an agreement today with Hartz Mountain Industries Inc. (Hartz) to resolve the department’s investigation into whether the company discriminated against work-authorized non-U.S. citizen job... Read More

DOJ Settles With Texas School District Over Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim; $140K Civil Penalty
Posted on 29 Nov 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, Nov. 22, 2016 - "The Justice Department announced today that it reached a settlement with the Aldine, Texas, Independent School District resolving allegations that the district discriminated against work-authorized non-citizens in violation... Read More

DOJ Sues Employer for Requiring Document Not on Form I-9 List
Posted on 6 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Justice Department prosecutors, acting in conjunction with the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices, have filed a lawsuit against a medical services provider with skilled nursing facilities throughout... Read More

Florida Staffing Company Settles With DOJ for $27K+
Posted on 14 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Justice Department reached a settlement agreement today with Avant Healthcare Professionals LLC, a healthcare staffing company based in Casselberry, Fla. , resolving allegations that the company posted discriminatory job advertisements on the... Read More

DOJ Proposed Rule: Standards and Procedures for the Enforcement of the INA
Posted on 13 Aug 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 157 / Monday, August 15, 2016 - "The Department of Justice (Department) proposes to revise regulations implementing a section of the Immigration and Nationality Act concerning unfair immigration-related employment... Read More