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Williams Mullen Alert: North Carolina's Version of E-Verify Signed Into Law

By Walter I. Skinner Governor Purdue has signed into law North Carolina's version of E-Verify. Under the new law, which takes effect over a period of years as described below, all employers with 25 or more employees working in North Carolina are required to use the federal E-Verify database to...

Williams Mullen: Alternative Strategies in the Wake of Meeting the H-1B Cap

By William J. Benos and Reba Mendoza At this time, most are well-aware that the H-1B cap for the 2013 fiscal year was reached on June 11, 2012. [1] The brevity of this cap season, only two and one-half months, is a change from recent years,[2] and it has left employers and immigrant workers searching...

Williams Mullen Alert: Are Civil RICO Class Actions Based on Alleged Immigration Offenses Dead?

By Mary E. Pivec and Reba Mendoza The Fourth Circuit's recent decision in Walters v. McMahen [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ] affirming the trial court's dismissal of a civil RICO class action at the pleading stage is encouraging news for employers in industries beset by...

Williams Mullen: Immigration Fraud Whistleblower Likely to Receive $5M Bounty from Infosys’s $34M False Claims Act Settlement: Is Your Business Immigration Program Prepared for a Similar Whistleblower Attack?

By Mary E. Pivec and John Staige Davis V | On October 30, 2013, Infosys Limited (“Infosys”), an Indian IT company, signed a settlement agreement with the United States in the Eastern District of Texas to resolve allegations that Infosys knowingly presented to employees of the United States...

Williams Mullen: Infosys I-9 Audit Results Likely to Trigger ICE Audits of Computer Consulting Firms

By Mary E. Pivec, Esq. Infosys Limited’s recent $34 million settlement with the U.S. Government resolved the threat of criminal charges against the company based on allegations of visa fraud. For our commentary on the False Claims Act allegations in the Government’s complaint click here...

Williams Mullen: For H-1B Employers: How Even a Single Employee’s H-1B Complaint Could Incite a Comprehensive DOL Investigation of Your H-1B Practices

By Mary E. Pivec and Reba M. Mendoza In Greater Missouri Medical Pro-Care Providers, Inc. , ARB Case No. 12-015, ALJ Case No. 2008-LCA-26 (2014), a divided U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) Administrative Review Board (the “Board”) partially reversed the decision of the Administrative...