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'Hey Boss, I Need Premium Processing' - Can an H-1B Employee Pay the Premium Processing Fee?

"...This is a gray area, like so many things in immigration law, because there is no clear rule on the issue and, believe it or not, different government agencies have taken different stances on the issue over time, and of course, no one approach is clearly definitive. Anecdotal data provides some...

Competing Concerns in Employment Litigation: How Courts Are Managing Discovery of an Employee's Immigration Status

"When an employee brings a lawsuit to enforce workplace rights, can an employer-defendant ask questions about the employee's immigration status? Workers may be intimidated by the prospect of free-wheeling discovery into their immigration status, and some workers may even forgo litigation entirely...

Should Employees Provide Phone Numbers, Email Addresses on Form I-9?

"The federal government’s updated employment verification Form I-9, which went into use on May 7, 2013 , includes two new optional fields in Section 1 calling for the new hire’s personal e-mail address and telephone number. The fields are at the beginning of the new Form. New employees...

OCAHO on Employees vs. Independent Contractors: USA v. Saidabror Siddikov ("We do not live in a binary world...")

"The United States Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE or the government) filed a complaint alleging that Saidabror Siddikov d/b/a Beyond Cleaning Services (BCS or respondent) failed to prepare, retain, or present I-9 forms for Abdurashid Abdullaev, Bogdan Garasemyuk...