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  1. United States Department of Homeland Security Extends Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan

    The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) announced the extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan through January 4, 2021. What is TPS? TPS is a form of temporary status allowing individuals from certain countries to lawfully remain in the United States, when conditions in the designated country prevent citizens and nationals from safely returning or when the country is READ MORE READ MORE

  2. Construction Industry Employee Verification Act Now Requires Pennsylvania Employers to Use E-Verify

    A new law was passed in Pennsylvania prohibiting employment of unauthorized employees. Starting in October 2020, the construction industry employers are mandatorily required to verify the Social Security numbers of the employees. What is E-Verify? E-Verify is the second step of a two-step employment verification process. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 enacted the Form I-9 (the first step), to require U.S. workers to verify READ MORE READ MORE

  3. ICE Continues to Crackdown as Undocumented Workers Fight Back at Employer for Overtime Pay in Texas Business

    Sixty former workers of Load Trail, a leading trailer manufacturing business, have filed a class-action suit against the business for failure to pay for the overtime work. Background The workers claim that they have regularly worked around 55 hours per week and were never paid for the overtime. Workers also accuse Load Trail of having paid them in different schemes to avoid the overtime wages. According to READ MORE READ MORE

  4. 5 Workplace Discrimination Examples Based on Immigration Status and National Origin

    Last month, the New York City Commission on Human Rights (“NYCCHR”) adopted enforcement guidance on its prohibition of discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived “alienage and citizenship status” and “national origin.” The NYCCHR highlighted the following demographics of our city’s melting pot: Approximately 3.2 million residents (37% of the city’s population) were born outside of the country More than 50% of children in the city READ MORE READ MORE

  5. As an Employer, What Do I Do If I Receive a "No-Match" Letter?

    Early this year, the Social Security Administration (SSA) resumed the mailing of “No-Match” letters to employers that submit, through a Form W-2, at least one name and Social Security Number that fail to match SSA records. What is a “No-Match” letter? Through the No-Match letter, an employer is informed of the number of Form W-2s that reported mismatched information, and asked to register with the SSA’s electronic READ MORE READ MORE