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Employment Discrimination Updates: DOJ Files Suit Against Georgia Carpet Manufacturer

Major Department Store Settles Document Abuse & Discrimination Case WASHINGTON - The United States Department of Justice yesterday filed a lawsuit against Garland Sales Inc., a rug manufacturer and seller located in Dalton, Ga., alleging it engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination...

DOJ Sues Rug Maker, Alleging Non-Citizen Authorized Workers Employment Discrimination

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Justice on July 7 filed a lawsuit against Garland Sales Inc., a rug manufacturer and seller located in Dalton, Ga., alleging it engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination by imposing unnecessary and discriminatory hurdles to employment for work authorized individuals...

Long-Term Prospects for USA v. Arizona

By Daniel M. Kowalski, Attorney, The Fowler Law Firm PC Pundits, bloggers and talking heads are spending far too much time obsessing over irrelevant aspects of USA v. Arizona , the federal government's lawsuit against SB 1070, Arizona's immigration control bill, set to take effect in late...

Daniel M. Kowalski: Key Provisions Of Arizona Immigration Law Blocked

By Daniel M. Kowalski, Attorney, The Fowler Law Firm PC Daniel M. Kowalski discusses the July 28, 2010 decision by Judge Susan R. Bolton in United States v. Ariz., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 75558 (D. Ariz. 2010) . Mr. Kowalski is an immigration lawyer with The Fowler Law Firm in Austin, Texas and is online...

Julie Myers Wood: Flawed Analysis Blocks Parts of 2010 Arizona Immigration Law, S.B. 1070

By Julie Myers Wood, President Immigration and Customs Solutions, LLC Julie Myers Wood, former Assistant Secretary running U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, analyzes the U.S. District Court decision ( 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 75558 ) enjoining parts of the controversial new Arizona immigration...

DOJ settles citizenship discrimination claim against Penn. employer

"The Justice Department announced today that it has reached a settlement agreement with S.W.J.J. Inc., or Sernak Farms, based in Weatherly, Penn., to settle allegations that Sernak engaged in discrimination on the basis of citizenship status by preferring to hire temporary visa holders over...

DOJ settles case against company that demanded "green card" from Latino U.S. citizen

"The Justice Department announced a settlement today with Garland Sales Inc., a Georgia rug manufacturer, resolving allegations that it engaged in discrimination by imposing unnecessary documentary requirements on individuals of Hispanic origin when establishing their eligibility to work...

DOJ Settles Citizenship Discrimination Case; Staffing Company to Pay $100K

"The Justice Department reached a settlement agreement today with Onward Healthcare, a healthcare staffing company based in Wilton, Conn., resolving allegations that the company posted discriminatory job advertisements on its home page and third party websites that limited its jobs to U...

OCAHO on Citizenship Discrimination: USA v. Estopy Farms

"Jerry Estopy and Manuel Bortoni d.b.a. Estopy Farms simply passed over a qualified U.S. citizen in favor of hiring temporary H-2A workers from Mexico. ... [N]othing in this forum’s governing statute or regulations mandates that a U.S. citizen be afforded any preference over an equally qualified...

Dumb and Dumber: DOJ Pops Staffing Companies for Citizenship Discrimination Blunders

"The Justice Department announced today that it reached a settlement agreement with three Memphis-area staffing agencies: Prestigious Placement; PFSWeb Inc.; and its subsidiary, Priority Fulfillment Services Inc. The agreement resolves two complaints alleging discrimination under the Immigration...

Constitutional (Equal Protection) Citizenship Victory in Texas: Villegas-Sarabia v. Johnson

"After careful consideration of the Petition and the memoranda supporting and opposing the Government’s Motion to Dismiss, the Court, for the reasons that follow, GRANTS IN PART AND DENIES IN PART the Government’s Motion to Dismiss, DECLARES that the physical presence requirements under...

Neb. Meatpacking Co. to Pay $200K Fine to Settle Citizenship Discrimination Claim

"The Justice Department announced today that it reached a settlement with Nebraska Beef Ltd., a meat packing company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. The settlement resolves an investigation by the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) into whether...

DOJ Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against Hartz Mountain Industries

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 seekers, in violation of the Immigration and Nationality...

Denver Sheriff Dept. Settles I-9 Citizenship Discrimination Complaints with DOJ

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 Department is the largest sheriff department...